Women Speakers Database
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    Zi Li
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    Guangzhou Medical University
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    Tenured Faculty
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    Zi Li got her master and bachelor degree in clinical medicine (Seven-year program) at Nan Kai University in 1998 and defended her Ph.D. on the biology of pathogens at Sun Yat-Sen University in 2004. She got a postdoctoral position to work on Schistosoma mansoni infections in Prof. ERIC SAMUEL LOKER’s laboratory at the University of New Mexico and then in Prof. Yong Lin’s laboratory at Lovelace respiratory research institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico, to study the mechanisms of lung cancer metastasis during 2009-2011. She was appointed as a professor in immunology at Guangzhou Medical University in 2012 and has been an executive director of Sino-French Hoffmann Institute during 2013-2017. She has been focusing on how tissue transglutaminase is involved in liver fibrosis, lung cancer metastasis, and other inflammatory diseases. At present, she is working as a co-PI of Prof Ferrandon to investigate host defense against infections and the mechanisms of host-pathogen interactions in mammals, building up on the studies performed on the Drosophila melanogaster model.