Immigrated from Taipei, Taiwan, to Keokuk, Iowa, Nick graduated with a BA in biology from Washington University in St. Louis in 2010, and obtained his MS in physiology from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2013. After working as a lab manager in the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University School of Medicine, and as a program manager at Altek Corporation with Roche Diabetes Care in Taiwan and Germany, he joined the OCS DDS/PhD program at UCSF in 2015. Under Dr. Daniel Fried in the Department of Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences, Nick was awarded the F30 Individual Training Fellowship from NIH in 2017 for his thesis research on the Infrared Methods for Lesion Activity Assessment. Nick enjoys running, cycling, and swimming. He also has strong passion for cooking and music.