Ying Li, Ph.D
Hi, I'm Ying
Data Engineer at SymphonyRM. Freelance web designer for hire.


I am a self-starter who is passionate about using technology for social good.

Skills used in projects:

Data Ingestion & Handling

Python, Pandas, matplotlib
Apache Airflow (DAGs)
SFTP, Amazon Redshift/EC2

Data Integration

Verison control (git)
Docker, Anaconda

Web Development

Flask, Django
D3.js, plotly.js

I'd love to chat:


YT Trends

Website, Berkeley Data Analytics Bootcamp, 2019

A webpage that compares Youtube series content with data analytics, visualizations, and observations.


Flask and Plotly.js, Berkeley Data Analytics Bootcamp, 2019

An interactive dashboard to explore a belly button dataset.


Flask App, Bioinformatics Research, 2018

A web application that identify protein PTMs and pieces together peptide fragments from mass spectrometry.

Freelance Web Designs

Websites, 2019

Self-directed the design of company websites for clients from concept to launch. Click below to see live websites.

Additional Projects

D3 Times

An interactive look at health risks facing particular demographics by each state.

Citation Generator

Retrive Pubmed API for article information and generate citations.

Source Code


O-GlcNAcylation of PERIOD regulates its interaction with CLOCK and timing of circadian transcriptional repression

Li, Ying et al.


CK1alpha collaborates with DOUBLETIME to regulate PERIOD function in the Drosophila circadian clock

Lam, Vu, Li, Ying et al.


The molecular basis for light entrainment of insect clocks

Li, Ying et al.

Codon usage affects the structure and function of the Drosophila circadian clock protein PERIOD

Fu, JingJing, . . . Li, Ying et al.


The catalytic and non-catalytic functions of the Brahma chromatin-remodeling protein collaborate to fine-tune circadian transcription in Drosophila

Kwok, Rosanna, Li, Ying et al.

I'm committed to tackling hard problems, one data point at a time

I am passionate about data-driven impacts. At the office, at the home, or at the lab, I am curious about the technology that have inspired us to get here. With every data point I plot, I think about how it can be translated into a meaningful story.

I earned a PhD in Entomology and gained industry experience as a researcher at Genentech. I am also a proud graduate of the Data Analytics Bootcamp at UC Berkeley Extension. Currently, I am a Data Engineer at SymphonyRM in Palo Alto, CA. In addition to data, I spend my time as a web designer for grassroots organizations in SF Bay Area.

Please do not hesitate to reach out - I am available for a conversation!