Dr. Li received his B.S. and Ph.D. from Tsinghua University under the mentorship of Dr. Yigong Shi. His postdoctoral studies as a Life Science Research Foundation Fellow were conducted with Dr. Günter Blobel at Rockefeller University. He went on to win the Tri-Institutional (MSKCC, Rockefeller University, and Weill Cornell Medicine) Breakout Prize for Junior Investigators. In 2017, he joined the faculty in the Department of Molecular Genetics of UT Southwestern Medical Center. His group continues using structural and biochemical techniques to study the pathways of lipid metabolism/signaling and lysosomal storage diseases. He received the Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award, as well as the American Heart Association Established Investigator Award.
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