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, and he holds the Andrew K. Glaub Endowed Research Chair. He is also a faculty member of the Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences at Emory.

  • Qian Liang, MBBS, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D., 2022, Shanghai Jiaotong University


(and their next/current position)
  • Shi-Zhong Luo, Postdoc 2004-2008
Associate Professor, Beijing University of Chemical Technology
Professor and Deputy Dean, School of Life Sciences, Beijing University of Chemical Technology
  • Sankaranarayanan Srinivasan, Graduate Student 2004-2008
Postdoc, Baylor College of Medicine
Principal Scientist, Intas Pharmaceuticals
  • Xi Mo, Graduate Student/Postdoc 2005-2009,2009-2010
Associate Professor, Shanghai Children's Medical Center, Shanghai Jiaotong University
Deputy Director, Institute of Pediatric Translational Medicine, Shanghai Children's Medical Center; Professor, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine
  • Wenjun Yang, Postdoc 2009-2011
Instructor, East China Normal University
  • Rong Yan, Visiting graduate student 2009-2011
Assistant Investigator, Jiangsu Institute of Hematology, First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University
  • Chen Liu, Postdoc 2010-2011
Postdoc, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • Alexander M. Sevy, Research Specialist 2012-2013
Graduate student, Vanderbilt University
  • Liang Zhou, Postdoc 2011-2014
Postdoc, Georgia State University
  • Anum K. Syed, Research Specialist 2013-2015
Graduate student, University of Texas Austin
  • Xin Liang, Postdoc 2012-2015
Assistant Professor, Each China University of Science and Technology
  • Samuel Druzak, Research Specialist 2015-2017
Graduate student, Emory University
  • Wei Deng, Postdoc 2009-2015
Instructor, Emory University School of Medicine
Professor, Soochow University
  • Joshua D. Strauss, Assistant/Associate Scientist 2016-2018
Staff Scientist, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH
Assistant Professor, UNC Chapel Hill
  • Kayleigh M. Voos, Research Specialist 2017-2019
Graduate student, UNC Chapel Hill
  • M. Edward Quach, Graduate student 2015-2019
Postdoc, Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School
  • Wenchun Chen, postdoc 2015-2019
Assistant Scientist, Emory University
Staff Scientist, Biolegend
  • Sarah Laughlin-Toth, postdoc 2018-2020
  • Nicholas A. Arce, Graduate student 2019-2022
Scientist, Loxo Oncology
  • Ally J. Su, Undergraduate researcher 2019-2022
Graduate student, Emory University
  • Emily R. Legan, Graduate student 2018-2022
IP technology specialist, Clark+Elbing LLP