Jing Bao

Jing Bao

Jing Bao

Power Words

Believe in yourself. Trust yourself. Believe you are beautiful and wonderful. Believe you can make a positive impact in other’s life.

Where were you born? 

Nanjing, China

What school did you attend? 

Southwestern University Medical School, Nanjing, China Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel.

What gained your interest in the NIH? 

I applied for a job at NCI when I was finishing my PhD study in Weizmann Institute of Science. Among several choices, my supervisor, Dr. Yosef Yarden, who is also a long term grantee of NCI< suggested me to come to NIH because it is the world premier research institute in biomedical research.

What kind of work do you do at the NIH? 

I began my career as a Research Fellow at NCI, one of the 27 institutes and centers at NIH, with Dr. Stan Lipkowitz. I then moved to the extramural pragmas and worked as a Program Officer at the National Institute of Mental Health. For the recent eight years I have been working for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (as a contractor of Columbus & Technologies). I oversee and manage NIAID sponsored international clinical trial projects aimed to better treat and prevent HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis. I also serve as the Chair for Washington DC Chapter of American Women for International Understanding, an organization established in 1968 with a mission to improve the women's well-being and leadership throughout the world.

What message would you like to send to young Asians who are considering going to college? 

Growing up under the Culture Revolution in China, I appreciate tremendously the opportunity and privilege to learn. I used every possible opportunity to learn and advance myself. Knowledge is the tool to make this world a better place. Knowledge is the resource of a meaningful and fulfilled life.