Dr. Mo Li

Principal Investigator

Assistant Professor​​ of Bioscience​


Research Interests

​​Professor Li‘s research attempts to understand the molecular basis of the regenerative mechanisms that maintain the proper form and function of the human body. His research programs build on a multidisciplinary platform that integrates stem cell models with genome engineering, functional genomics, bioengineering and chemical screening to gain a holistic understanding of regeneration in its broadest sense, while keeping a commitment to fulfilling the translational promise of stem cell research.


  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​Postdoctoral Fellow, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, 2009​
  • ​Ph.D., University of Georgia, 2007
  • B.Sc., Peking (Beijing) University, 2001​​

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