Zhongyi was born in Wuxi, China, a city quite near to Shanghai in 1989. He is a PhD student in Jiangnan University and is trying to modulate the regio- and stereo-selectivity of nitrile hydratase (a kind of metalloenzyme) under the supervision of Prof. Zhemin Zhou. With the kind support of Jiangnan University Scholarship, in April 2018, he joined the Hartwig lab at UC Berkeley as a visiting student researcher. Now he is focusing on improving the expression level of artificial metalloenzymes. Outside of the lad, he likes cooking and watching movies.