Xiaowei Xie was born in Shenyang, China in 1994. She received her bachelor’s degree in pharmaceutical science at University of Tokyo in 2017. During college, she was fascinated by the beauty and usefulness of organic chemistry in explaining physiological phenomena and conducted some research on asymmetric copper catalysis in Professor Kanai’s group. In the fall of 2017, she moved to UC Berkeley and joined the Hartwig group to explore the possibility of artificial metalloenzyme. Besides chemistry, she enjoys reading, watching movies, and traveling.