Weide Xiao, a 1st year graduate student pursuing a PhD in chemistry, joined the Hedglin Lab. Weide received his B.S. in Biology from Peking University in China where he also performed research in the lab of Dr. Chengqi Yi. Weide’s undergraduate research focused on the repair of oxidative DNA damage in humans. In the Hedglin lab, Weide’s graduate research will focus on the replication of Difficult-to-Replicate-Sequences (DitoRS) within the human genome. This work is in close collaboration with the laboratory of Dr. Kristin Eckert, PhD in the College of Medicine.