Xuewen grew up in Laizhou, a rural area in Shangdong province, China. Being outstanding academically in high school, Xuewen entered KuangYaMing School at Nanjing University in 2006. Xuewen received PhD from Brandies University, and recently started as a postdoc at UCSF.
Besides his brilliance, Xuewen, like an open fireplace, is cheerful and warm. His optimism and positivity infected many of us, and his presence always lighted up the day.
Xuewen passed away suddenly on 26 Dec 2017 at Daly City, California, USA, due to aortic aneurysm.