Jie received her B.S. degree in Chemistry from Nankai University, China, in 2012. After graduation, she went to Brandeis University and joined the research group of Prof. Bing Xu. During her PhD study, she mainly focused on research related to the investigation of self-assembling ability of small molecules and their bio-functions. She obtained her PhD degree in 2018 and joined the Swager lab for her postdoctoral studies in the summer of 2018. Her current research interests focus on the development of biosensing methods with complex liquid colloids.