University of Freiburg
Chao did his Masters from 2013 to 2016 in the group of Prof. Xia Li at the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IGDB) before he started as a PhD student in October 2016 in Thomas Ott lab. His PhD project focuses on the identification of proteins that control the initial steps of rhizobial entry into host cells. In September 2021, he received his doctorate degree in plant science. After that, Chao stays in Thomas's lab for postdoctoral research. His research more focuses on resolving cell wall changes during transcellular IT passage and membrane dynamics during rhizobia release.