Ming Xian received his BS in Chemistry from Nankai University in 1995 and PhD from Wayne State University in 2003. He was a DOD postdoctoral fellow at University of Pennsylvania (2003-2006). He started his academic career at Washington State University (WSU) in 2006. He was the Ralph G. Yount Distinguished Professor at WSU (2017-2020) and served as Associate Chair in the Chemistry Department from 2016 to 2020. He moved to Brown in 2020 and is currently a Professor of Chemistry. His research focuses on the development of novel chemistry and chemical tools to facilitate biological studies of reactive sulfur species.