Center for Biophysics and Quantitative Biology

Alumnus Spotlight: Chaoyi Jin

Chaoyi Jin

Chaoyi Jin graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) with a doctoral degree in biophysics and quantitative biology in August 2019. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from Nanjing University, China.

During his graduate studies at UIUC, Chaoyi focused his research on mechanisms of learning and memory. He studied dynamics and location re-arrangement of ionotropic glutamate receptors (AMPAR, NMDAR) during LTD or LTP using super-resolution fluorescence microscopy techniques such as PALM/STORM and single particle tracking. Chaoyi was a major contributor to Professor Paul Selvin’s research team that led the Super-resolution Imaging of Synaptic and Extra-synaptic Pools of AMPA Receptors with Different- sized Fluorescent Probes project.

About the best part of being a graduate student in the Center for Biophysics and Quantitative Biology at UIUC, Chaoyi says that he had particularly appreciated “the collaborative environment within the program and the opportunity of working under the guidance of outstanding scholars.”

After graduation, Chaoyi accepted an offer with Element Biosciences in San Diego, California where he currently serves as part of the optics and engineering team supporting the building of gene-sequencing instruments.

Published February 10, 2021 16:29