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Assi Prof. Wei Li
Penn State College of Medicine,United States
Wei Li received his undergraduate degree in plant molecular and developmental biology in 1998 and his masterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s degree in biochemistry and molecular biology in 2001 from Peking University. He came to the U.S. and received a Ph.D. degree in molecular genetics from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 2007. After postdoctoral training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, with Dr. Filippo Giancotti, Dr. Li joined Penn State College of Medicine faculty as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in 2015. Dr. LiÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s research interest is studying intercellular interactions during tissue homeostasis and determining how de-regulated interactions among cells promote cell transformation and tumor progression. The research in his laboratory integrates molecular, cellular and biochemical approaches in combination with mouse tumorigenesis models. Currently, Dr. LiÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s laboratory focuses on elucidating the regulation and function of the Hippo tumor suppressor pathway in brain tumors. The goal of Dr. LiÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s research is to find molecular targets and biomarkers for cancer therapy.
Research Interest :
Cancer, brain tumors, Signal transduction, Tumor suppressor, Oncogene.