Bachelor of Science in Animal Science, South China Agricultural University, 1982. Master of Science in Animal Nutrition, Beijing Agricultural University, 1984. Master of Science in Animal Biochemistry, University Alberta, Canada, 1986.
Doctor of Philosophy in Animal Biochemistry, University Alberta, Canada, 1989. Postgraduate in metabolism/diabetes, McGill University, Montana, Canada, 1991. Postgraduate in biochemistry, Memorial University Newfoundland, Canada, 1991.
- Graduate teaching assistant University Alberta, 1985-1988. Postdoctoral researcher Royal Victoria Hospital, McGill University, 1989-1991, Memorial University Newfoundland, 1991. Assistant professor department animal science and faculty nutrition Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, College Station, 1991-1996, associate professor, since 1996.
Reviewer Amino Acids, American Journal Clinical Nutrition, American Journal Physiology, Analytical Biochemistry, Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, Canada Journal Physiology and Pharmacology, Diabetes, Diabetologia, Gastroenterology, Gene, Hormone and Metabolic Research, Journal Animal Science, Journal Nutrition, Journal Nutritional Biochemistry, Journal Cellular Physiology, Metabolism,, Poultry Science, Reproduction-Nutrition-Development, Canada Diabetes Association, Medical Research Council Canada, University Toronto Banting and Best Center, Canada. Editorial advisor Bio-chemical Journal, since 1993. Member editorial board Journal Nutrition, since 1997.
Contributor articles to professional journals.
Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, American Society for Nutritional Sciences, American Heart Association, American Physiological Society, American Society Animal Science, Bio-chemical Society United Kingdom, Canada Society Nutritional Sciences, Juv. Diabetes Foundation International (grantee 1992-1994), Society for the Study of Reproduction.