Renhao Li Lab:Lab Members

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Principal Investigator

Renhao received his B.S. in Biochemistry from Nanjing University in China. He did his Ph.D. thesis work in the laboratory of Clare Woodward in the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, studying folding kinetics and dynamics of BPTI. With a Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell postdoctoral fellowship, he moved to the laboratory of William F. DeGrado at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. There he collaborated closely with the laboratory of Joel S. Bennett, also at Penn, and studied ligand binding and transmembrane signaling of integrins, a major cell adhesion receptor. In 2003, he became an assistant professor in the Center for Membrane Biology, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is currently a professor with tenure in the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, Department of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine. He is also a faculty member of the Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences at Emory.

  • Wenchun Chen, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate

  • Sarah Laughlin-Toth, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate

  • Emily Legan, BS
Graduate Student, BCDB program

  • Ed Quach, BS
Graduate Student, BCDB program

  • Kayleigh Voos, BS
Research Specialist

  • Yingchun Wang, MD PhD
Research Assistant Professor


(and their next position)
  • Shi-Zhong Luo, postdoc
Associate Professor, Beijing University of Chemical Technology
  • Sankaranarayanan Srinivasan, graduate student
Postdoc, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Xi Mo, graduate student/postdoc
Associate Professor, Shanghai Children's Medical Center, Shanghai Jiaotong University
  • Wenjun Yang, postdoc
Instructor, East China Normal University
  • Rong Yan, visiting graduate student
Assistant Investigator, Jiangsu Institute of Hematology, First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University
  • Chen Liu, postdoc
Postdoc, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • Liang Zhou, postdoc
Postdoc, Georgia State University
  • Xin Liang, postdoc
Assistant Professor, Each China University of Science and Technology
  • Wei Deng, postdoc
Instructor, Emory University School of Medicine
  • Joshua Strauss, Assistant/Associate Scientist
Staff Scientist, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH