Dr. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Kentucky in 2001, and subsequently conducted his postdoctoral research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2005, he was appointed as Assistant Professor and started the laboratory of Plant Epigenetics & Development in the Department of Biological Sciences at National University of Singapore (NUS). In 2006, he was jointly appointed as Principal Investigator in the Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory (TLL). Dr. He was promoted to Associate Professor (with tenure) by NUS in January 2012, followed by his promotion to Senior Principal Investigator at TLL. In 2014, he relocated his laboratory from Singapore to the Shanghai Center for Plant Stress Biology (PSC), Chinese Academy of Sciences, and currently is a full-time principal investigator at PSC.