Professor and Director
Department of Dermatology and the Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
After receiving his college education in Biology Major from Xinjiang University, People’s Republic of China, Dr. Li came to the US in 1985. He received MS degree in 1988 and PhD degree in 1991 from the Department of Developmental Biology and Cancer at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York City. Following a two-year post-doctoral/instructor fellowship with Dr. Joseph Schlessinger (Professor and Chairman, currently at Yale University Medical Center), he joined the faculty of the Ben May Institute for Cancer Research at the University of Chicago in the fall of 1993 as an Assistant Professor. He was recruited to University of Southern California (USC) Keck School of Medicine in 1999 and rose to full professor in 2006. He is currently a Professor and Director of the GMCB Graduate Program at USC Keck School of Medicine. His research interest focuses wound healing and cancer cell invasion. His laboratory is the first to identify the important role for the SECRETED form of heat shock protein-90 (Hsp90) in skin wound healing. He is the principle author of more than 80 peer-reviews publications in first-rate biomedical journals.
wound healing and cancer cell invasion