2011 B.S. Nankai University, China
2013 M.A. Boston University
huxirui at berkeley.edu
Xirui was born and raised in Chongqing, China. He received his B.S. degree at Nankai University where he was first introduced to organic synthesis by Prof. Guangxin Liang. In 2011, he began graduate studies at Boston University working in the lab of Prof. Pinghua Liu studying biosynthetic pathways. Driven by his keen interest in the total synthesis of natural products, he decided to come to UC Berkeley in the fall of 2013. Outside of lab, Xirui likes watching movies and soccer games, eating hot pot with friends, and reading.