Research description

My general research interests lie in the comorbidity of psychiatric disorders and its genetic and environmental mechanisms.

My MSc project was about the co-occurrence pattern of psychological symptoms among the general population after COVID-19 outbreak. My PhD project will mainly focus on schizophrenia and anorexia nervosa, two serious psychiatric disorders demonstrating high level of familial co-aggregation with severe outcomes and diverse clinical features. Data from available GWAS studies will be utilized to uncover the shared genetic architecture of schizophrenia and anorexia nervosa. Schizophrenia-anorexia nervosa polygenic overlap will be further leveraged to quantify the impact of genetic liability to schizophrenia on the clinical presentations and outcomes of anorexia nervosa, and vice versa. These approaches may provide novel insights into the clinical heterogeneity of schizophrenia and anorexia nervosa, reveal potential etiology for their comorbidity, and bring implications for the clinical management of the two severe disorders.



2019 - 2022    MSc in Psychiatry

                        Peking University

2014 - 2019    Bachelor in Clinical Medicine

                        Fudan University