Yi received his bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology from Wuhan University in China. After completing his undergraduate studies, he joined a research program at Peking University, which focused on pancreas development. In 2008, he chose to continue his studies in the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program (IGP) at Vanderbilt.
Yi defended his thesis on September 10, 2014 and received his PhD in Biochemistry. He is currently working as a researcher at the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles.
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