Tiannan received training of clinical medicine (1999-2006) in Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, and learned biology (2001-2005) in Wuhan University, before he moved to Singapore for PhD training in cancer proteomics (2008-2012) in the laboratories of Dr. Newman Sze in Nanyang Technological University and Dr.Oi Lian Kon in National Cancer Centre Singapore. In 2012, Tiannan started his postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Dr. Ruedi Aebersold in ETH Zurich. Tiannan moved to Sydney as the Scientific Director of ProCan, group leader of Cancer Proteome, Children’s Medical Research Institute, conjoint senior lecturer in The University of Sydney Medical School, in March 2017. Tiannan joined the Westlake Institute for Advanced Studies, Westlake University in August 2017 as a Tenure Track Assistant Professor.