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cellular asymmetry, division & evolution       

about us

In the Li lab, we strive to understand the fundamental laws governing the behavior and interactions of cellular systems. Our current work focuses on questions pertaining to the molecular and physical basis of self-organization during morphogenesis, and the evolutionary dynamics of cell division pathways. We also work toward applying insights learned from basic research to the understanding and cure of diseases such as cancer and polycystic kidney disease.

Front, left to right: Sarah Smith, Sam Sivagnanam, Pei-Shan Wang, Dominic Heinecke, Guangbo Chen, Hung-Ji Tsai, Pushpendra Singh, Sree Ramanchandran, Wahid Mulla. 

Middle:  Rong Li, Ashley Woodfin, Soon-Keat Ooi, Sheng Xia, Yuping Wu, Kexi Yi, Rosella Prins. 

Back:  Tamara Potapova, Praveen Suraneni, Chuankai Zhou, Jin Zhu, Philippe Noguera, Parama Paul, Lindsay Parnell.


lab news

June, 2013

Welcome to Summer Scholar, Lindsay Parnell from Spelman College

Congratulations to Sarah Smith for receiving her PhD from the University of Kansas

Congratulations to Ashley Woodfin for receiving her MS from the University of Oregon

Congratulations to Chuankai Zhou - a fellowship recipient from The American Heart Association


May, 2013

Farewell to Vivek Ramalingam, graduate rotation student

Congratulations to Hung-Ji on his marriage!

Congratulations to Parama Paul and Arupratan Das (former members) on the birth of their daughter, Aheli

Welcome to Philippe Noguera, Postdoctoral Fellow from Institut Curie

Welcome to Hung-Ji Tsai, Postdoctoral Fellow from the University of Minnesota

April, 2013

Welcome graduate rotation student, Soon-Keat Ooi!

Farewell to Wanqing Shao, graduate rotation student

Congratulations to former lab members, Giulia Rancati and Norman Pavelka on their wedding in MIlan!

March, 2013

Farewell to Mary Toth!

recent publications & reviews
Updated 06/21/2013