Xin is visiting the MEEP Lab for 12 months as a China Scholarship Council Visiting Scholar. She is an Associate Professor at Hunan Normal University in Changsha, China.

Xin obtained her PhD in Zoology at Hubei University in 2015 and joined the College Life of Sciences at Hunan Normal University in the same year. Her research interests lie in evolutionary biology and biogeography. Her research focuses on the systematics, biogeography, phylogeny, and integrative taxonomy of spiders, mainly trapdoor spiders.

A list of Xin’s publications can be found on Google Scholar.