Born in July 1942, of Han nationality, native of Suzhou, Jiangsu Province.
1959-1964 Student at the Biophysics Department of the University of Science and Technology of China
1964-2005 Intern researcher, assistant researcher, associate researcher and researcher in the Biophysics Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
Visiting scholar to German wool research institute (1979-1981) and the United States National Institute of Health (1981-1982)
Visiting scientist to the Los Angeles-based City of Hope National Medical Center (1987-1988)
Visiting scientist in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (1988-1991)
Research assistant in Canada's University of Alberta (1991-1993)
Visiting scientist in German's Goettingen University (1995)
Chinese delegate to the Federation of Asian and Oceanian Biochemists and Molecular Biologists (1995-2001)
Visiting professor in the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (1998)
Elected academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2001
Elected academician of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World in 2005
2005-2008 Vice-chairwoman of the Central Committee of the Jiu San (September 3) Society and researcher with the CAS biophysics institute
2008- Vice-chairwoman of the 11th National Committee of the CPPCC, vice chairwoman of the Central Committee of the Jiu San (September 3) Society and researcher with the CAS biophysics institute
Member of the 10th National Committee of the CPPCC, Vice-chairwoman of the 11th National Committee of the CPPCC.