Dr. Chenqi Xu received his Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry at Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology (SIBCB), Chinese Academy of Sciences. He then moved to Harvard Medical school to pursue postdoctoral training in immunology. At the end of 2009, he was recruited back to SIBCB to establish his independent research program. He is now a professor of immunology in SIBCB and also serves as an Assistant Director of the institute to supervise the graduate student and postdoc office. His lab focuses on the functional roles of membrane lipids in regulating T cell Immunity. More recently, he starts to explore how to modulate lipid metabolism to harness T cell activity to treat human diseases such as cancer and autoimmunity. He has received many prestigious awards such as National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, Tan Jiazheng Award of Life Science and Young Scientist Award of Chinese Academy of Sciences. He also serves as a council Member and Vice Secretary-General of the Chinese Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.