The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. — John Muir, John of the Mountains (1938)
Photo taken in Alishan Forest, Taiwan
Colour morphs of rock pigeons (Columbia livia), the wild form of homing pigeons
Photo by Project Pigeon Watch (now Celebrate Urban Birds)
I am an Oxford-Radcliffe Graduate Scholar in Interdisciplinary Bioscience, reading for a doctorate at the University of Oxford. I am jointly funded by the University College and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).
As an interdisciplinary bioscientist, I encompass a wide repertoire of interests in the '3Es': Ethology, Ecology, and Evolution. My research is mainly driven by (1) my curiosity in the underlying driving forces that underpin the current biodiversity, (2) my concerns in the loss of biodiversity and the changing environment in the Anthropocene, and (3) my aspiration in translating research efforts into public practice and engagement. I am skilled with various laboratory, computational and field techniques in molecular, organismic and population scopes for a data-driven approach of research. Currently I am affiliated with Oxford Navigation Group and based in The John Krebs Field Station at Wytham to study the behaviour of homing pigeons (Columba livia).
Outside the academia, I am passionate in science communication and education. I recently join the volunteer team of 'Ask A Biologist' at the Arizona State University, where I answer biological questions from general public and translate scientific articles to Chinese. Previously I worked in the Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change, in which I chaired a group of student interns to deliver eco-tours, workshops and forums to the public. I also worked as Teaching Assistant in the Faculty of Science and Program for the Gifted and Talented at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
I complete my undergraduate degree with first class honours at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Later I am conferred the honorary title of 'Hong Kong Scholar' by the Hong Kong Government.
I am also a musician, actively looking for various opportunities of performance and collaborations.
Full CV for my science career (to be updated)
Comics by Jorge Cham, from PHD Comics
This is definitely me every day.