I finished my Ph.D. studies in the lab of Prof. Baoming Li in Fudan University, Shanghai, China, studying the pharmacological and electrophysiological mechanisms underlying effort-based decision making in the medial prefrontal cortex of rats. In Octocber, 2010, I started to work with Joshua Dudman at the Janelia Farm Research Campus, together on a project with Joe Paton from the Champalimaud Foundation in Portugal. We are interested in how animals make real-time decision in different timing intervals. We are beginning to develop a cognitive task in which animals must learn to choose from constant and variable time interval options. We are also interested in how the neurons in the striatum encode animal's decision in the behavioral task and how neurons in the striatum interact with cortical neurons. We will also attempt to develop our recording electrodes and compact headstage to achieve high measurements of animals' behavioral and physiological states.