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Luowei Li, Ph.D.

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Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Genetics
In Vitro Pathogenesis Section
Staff Scientist
Center for Cancer Research
National Cancer Institute
Building 37, Room 4060
Bethesda, MD 20892


Dr. Li received her Bachelor Degree in Biophysics from Fudan University in Shanghai, China. She was an instructor for Department of Biotechnology in Tsinghua University, Beijing, China before enrolled in a joint graduate program between W. Alton Jones Science Center in Lake Placid, NY and Tsinghua University. In 1993, she received her PhD in Biochemistry from a joint program between Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York, and the W. Alton Jones Cell Science Center. Her PhD research was focused on the contribution of calcium homeostasis to the terminal differentiation of keratinocytes. She was a postdoctoral fellow in the Laboratory of Cellular Carcinogenesis and Tumor Promotion in National Cancer Institute and later promoted to Staff Scientist under the direction of Dr. Stuart H. Yuspa.


Dr. Li has focused her research on understanding the role of several major signal transduction pathways on epidermal proliferation, differentiation, and transformation. She is also interested in exploring the interaction between tumor cells and their microenvironment. Recently, she has been evaluating pathway specific agents for cancer therapy.

This page was last updated on 2/27/2013.