Mingshuo was born in Jiangxi, China in 1989 and moved to Japan in 1994 with her family. In 2012, she received her bachelor’s degree in pharmaceutical science from University of Tokyo under guidance of Prof. Tohru Fukuyama. Afterwards, she moved to US to pursue her graduate study in Yale, where she worked in Prof. Seth Herzon’s group on anti-Markovnikov functionalization of terminal alkynes and total synthesis of pleuromutilin. Upon completion of her PhD in 2017, she joined the Hartwig group at UC Berkeley as a postdoctoral researcher. In her spare time, Mingshuo enjoys playing badminton, reading books and traveling.