Rongkang Yin

Research and Work Experience:
  • Northwest A&F University, Animal Science (2009-2013)
  • Peking University, Integrated Life Science (Chemistry), Ph.D. (2013-2019)

Research Interests:
  • Nanobioelectronics and Neuroengineering

About me:

Why do I do science?

Before choosing the path of academic research, that is, when I was finishing my fourth year of college, I had seriously thought about what science is. I didn’t really decide to choose academic research until I had an answer to this question. People like to put science in front of everything to make it seem that what they are saying is extremely correct. Science is like a universal adjective. I began to wonder how to distinguish between scientific and non-scientific things. I was puzzled for a long time until I read Feynman’s speech. For a theory, if its hypothesis is falsifiable, then it is scientific; the object of scientific research has a range. A logical theory is not necessarily a scientific theory! If the result of an experiment is reproducible, it is scientific. After I had the criterion of science, understood the scope of science, and realized its limitations, I felt that I had entered the door of scientific research.

I do science not only because science is interesting and allows us to escape the boredom of daily life, but more importantly, it is trying to portray the complex world to us as a simplified and easy-to-understand image, which can allow people to reconcile the conflict between the limitations of personal experience and the complexity of the world, and then obtain true inner freedom and peace. Moreover, this image describes various relationships with the highest standards of rigor and accuracy that humans can achieve, so there is hope that it can give us the ability to fundamentally make this world a better place. With the great guidance from  my mentors, I never feel alone in exploring the unknown. 

What Research I have done?

1.I have studied how to optimize cryopreservation technology to improve the effect of embryo engineering.

2.I have studied the detection mechanism of a fluorescent protein probe and the use of this probe to study the energy homeostasis of mitochondria in the myocardium.

3.I have developed a new type of tool to measure the electrical activity of the retina, which can improve the diagnosis of retinal diseases.

4.Now my interest is focused on the development of new types of neural activity recording and modulation technology in order to achieve precise measurement and control of neural activity.

My Hobbies

Doing science is serious, we have to wear a rigorous hat to avoid our imagination going wild. However, in the realm of science fiction, we can put our feet on both sideS and have fun.

For now I only read science fiction or watch sci-fi movies. But I hope I can start writing science fiction in the near future.