Yen-Ping Hsueh received her undergraduate (2001) and master’s (2003) degrees from National Taiwan University where she majored in Plant Pathology and Microbiology. In 2003, she joined Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at Duke University and conducted her graduate work on the genetics and evolution of the sexual cycle and the mating-type locus of the human fungal pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans under the supervision of Dr. Joseph Heitman. In 2010, she joined Dr. Paul Sternberg’s lab at Caltech as a postdoc and started to investigate the interactions between nematodes and nematode-trapping fungi. During her time at Caltech, Ping set-up a system using C. elegans and A. oligospora as a model to study the predator-prey interaction under Paul’s mentorship. In 2015, Ping came back to Taiwan and joined IMB at Academia Sinica to set up her research group. She hopes that her lab will contribute to understanding the genetic basis for the interactions between these microscopic prey and predators and meanwhile foster the next generation of young scientists in Taiwan.