Xinye Qian is a senior majoring in Biology. She began working in the Strassmann/Queller lab in the fall semester of 2016. She is currently working under Longfei Shu to study how heat stress affects symbiotic interactions between the social amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum and the Burkholderia bacteria.
Her current plan after graduation is to pursue a Ph.D. program. Outside of the lab, she enjoys reading and is a great fan of Japanese anime. She is now studying hard in the hope of obtaining the N1 certificate of Japanese-Language Proficiency Test during the summer after graduation.