PKU Welcomes UCLA Students, June 25th

PKU Welcomes UCLA Students, June 25th

Monday, June 25, 2012

Peking University

Twelve UCLA students participating in JRI's Summer Research Exchange at Peking University (PKU) arrived in Beijing over the weekend.  For ten weeks students, who range from third year undergraduates to PhD candidates, will perform research in labs with PKU faculty advisors and student mentors.  Monday morning they had an orientation to PKU and their labs, and later enjoyed a Welcome Dinner with JRI staff, faculty and co-directors Jason Cong of the Computer Science Department at UCLA, and Xiaoming Li of the Computer Science Departerment at PKU.  Cindy Fan, Vice-Provost for International Studies at UCLA, was also in attendance

Chinese classes begin Wednesday and continue each week at beginner and advanced levels.  JRI offers three tours of Beijing throughout the summer, with plenty of weekends free for independent travel.  See below for the 2012 summer calendar and this years' participants.

Thank you to JRI Coordiantor Cecca Yang at PKU for the arrangements! 




UCLA Department


PKU Advisor

PKU Department

Jonathan Chiang Human Genetics 3 Shao-Qing Cai Pharmaceutical Sciences
Ian Ferguson Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 3 Long Wang Industrial Engineering and Management
Matthew Hecht Chemistry/Materials Science 4 Li Yan Chemistry and Molecular Engineering
Asael Papour Electrical Engineering PhD Qiushi Ren Biomedical Engineering
Regan Patterson Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 3 Mei Zheng Environmental Science
Jeffrey Schwartz Physics and Astronomy PhD Kai Wu Chemistry and Molecular Engineering
Jean Shen Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology 2 Gui-Qiang Wang Infectious Diseases
Michiko Suwoto Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology 3 You Yong Lu Oncology
Helen Vuong Neurobiology PhD Ming Liang Pu Biomedical Engineering
Steven Weiss Computer Science 3 Tao Wang Electronics Engineering and Computer Science
Drake Williams Dentistry 4 Shi-Qiang Wang Life Sciences - Biophysics
Dalia Zhang Physiological Science 3 Zhuan Zhou Molecular Medicine


Download file: Calendar-JRI-Summer2012-a5-0wa.pdf

Sponsor(s): Joint Research Institute in Science and Engineering by Peking University and UCLA