Dr. Qing Nie is a Chancellor’s Professor of Mathematics, Developmental and Cell Biology, and Biomedical Engineering at University of California, Irvine (UCI). In research, he uses systems biology and data-driven methods to study complex biological systems with focuses on single-cell analysis, multiscale modeling, cellular plasticity, stem cells, embryonic development, and their applications to diseases. Dr. Nie has published more than 120 research articles and served in many NIH and NSF review panels, maintaining a well-funded interdisciplinary research program. In training, Dr. Nie has supervised more than 40 postdoctoral fellows and PhD students, with many of them working in academic institutions. Dr. Nie currently serves as the director of UCI campus-wide interdisciplinary gateway PhD program on Mathematical and Computational Biology, the director of the Center for Mathematical and Computational Biology, and the associate director of UCI Center of Complex Biological Systems – a national center for systems biology funded by NIH/NIGMS. Dr. Nie is a fellow of the America Association for the Advancement of Science and a fellow of American Physical Society.