Yangxue was born and grew up in China. After high school Yangxue obtained her bachelor degree at the Bochum University, Germany and master degree with a focus on molecular biology at the Heidelberg University, Germany. She worked in MPI for Molecular Physiology in Dortmund, ZMBH and DKFZ in Heidelberg, and has good experience in protein purification and interaction investigation. She did her master thesis in the lab of Roberto Zoncu in the University of California, Berkeley, where She worked on of molecular mechanism for activation of the master growth regulator mTORC1. She became interested in molecular signaling, thus she joined the Dikic group as a PhD student in October 2018.