Li Li

Li Li, MD

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Genetics and Genomic Sciences

Research Topics:

Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Drug Design and Discovery, Fibrosis, Genetics, Genomics, Microarray, Tolerance, Transplantation

Dr. Li is an assistant professor and has over 15 years experience in clinical informatics, precision medicine, and bioinformatics involving genetic and clinical risk factor identification, diagnostic assay development, and new therapeutic targets discovery. Her expertise is in translational research by integrating high-throughput genomics, genetics, various molecular measurements, and electronic medical records data with over 50 peer-reviewed publications including Science Translational Medicine, PNAS, Nature Methods, Nature Biotechnology, and JASN.
Her studies on  identifying T2D sub populations through EMR has been recently featured by NIH director and identifying risk factors through genetic architecture was highlighted by NIH director
Her previous studies on developing novel diagnostic biomarker for tolerance, rejection post-transplantation cross-organ and steroid-avoidance treatment clinical studies have been awarded The Young Investigator Award in 2008, 2009, and 2010 in American Society of Transplantation, the distinguished research fellow in 2009, and The Transplantation Society (TTS) Astellas Young Investigators Award in 2010.


MD, Dalian Medical University

MS, Boston University

PostDoc, University of California, San Diego