Dr. Li (left) and Arvis Sulovari working in the lab.

Dr. Li (left) and Arvis Sulovari working in the lab.

“The Li lab is the most intellectually stimulating and professionally rewarding environment that will consistently nurture your passion for inter-disciplinary research.”
~Lab Member, Li Lab

Faculty Investigator: Dawei Li, PhD, Assistant Professor in the department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics. Dr. Li graduated from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China), and obtained training at Rockefeller University and Yale University.

~Arvis Sulovari, CMB PhD Candidate
~Braeden Hughes, summer student from Macalester College

Accepting rotation students: Yes

Major Research Projects:
Genomics: to identify genes that predispose an individual to human genetic diseases such as mental illness.
Epigenomics: to study how environment exposures (such as trauma, parental maltreatment, etc) alter DNA methylation in children with behavior problems.
Omics: to study the complexity of mental illness through combined genomics, epigenomics, EEG and brain MRI imaging approach.

Exciting News in the Li Lab:
As a second year CMB student, Arvis has been honored with two highly-competitive national training awards in genetics at the University of Washington and Rockefeller University, respectively.

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