Xuewen was raised in Cangzhou, a city on the east coast of China. He earned his BS degree in the Marine College at Shandong University. He moved to US as a graduate student of IIT at 2009, where he built his knowledge in cell and molecular biology. He joined University of Chicago at 2011. As the first employee of his previous lab, He saw how an empty laboratory became a high productive academic fortress and how a fresh group grew up to a professional team. In 2017, he started a new career in data science area as part time student in Master of Science in Analytics program. He joined Esser-Kahn Lab as Research Manager in 2019. He will contribute to the lab with his experience in management and knowledge in biology and data science.