1984: BSc, Shandong Normal University, China.
1987: MSc, Shanghai Institute of Plant Physiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.
1996: PhD, John Innes Center/UEA, the United Kingdom.
1990-1992: Visiting Scientist, Institute of Molecular & Cell Biology, National University of Singapore, Singapore.
1996-1999: Senior Research Associate, Oklahoma State University, USA
1999-2005: Senior Scientist/Group Leader, Plant Research International, the Netherlands.
2005-2011, Professor and Director of Center for Signal Transduction & Metabolomics, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China; 2007-now, Chief Editor, Journal of Integrative Plant Biology (JIPB).
2011-now Head, Key Laboratory for Molecular Plant Physiology, CAS.