Caiyi Cherry Li, Ph.D.

Caiyi Cherry Li, Ph.D.
Research Biologist (Contr)

Team Member of:

Dr. Li is a multi-disciplinary scientist with technical proficiency and theoretical knowledge of a wide variety of biological instrumentations. With advanced training in flow cytometry technology and applications, her primary responsibility at the core facility is to provide service in cell sorting, as well as consultation on various flow cytometry applications. Dr. Li's past research experience ranges from microbial pathogenesis to immunology.  Her current research interest is tumor immunology.

Areas of Expertise

1) microbial pathogenesis and vaccine development
2) epigenetic regulation of gene expression
3) immunology: T cell development and function
4) immunology: dendritic cell biology
5) flow cytometry
6) cancer immunology

Contact Info

Caiyi Cherry Li, Ph.D.
Center for Cancer Research
National Cancer Institute
Building 37, Room 6008
Bethesda, MD 20892
Ph: 240-760-7604

Selected Key Publications

  1. Li CC, Munitic I, Mittelstadt PR, Castro E, and Ashwell JD.
    PloS Biol. 13(10): e1002269, 2015. [ Journal Article ]
  2. Li CC, Ramirez-Carrozzi VR, and Smale ST.
    Nat Immunol. 7(7): 692-7, 2006. [ Journal Article ]
  3. Ramirez-Carrozzi VR, Nazarian AA, Li CC, Gore SL, Sridharan R, Imbalzano AN, and Smale ST.
    Genes Dev. 20(3): 282-96, 2006. [ Journal Article ]
  4. Li CC, Merrell DS, Camilli A, and Kaper JB.
    Mol Microbiol. 43(6): 1577-89, 2002. [ Journal Article ]
  5. Li CC, Crawford JA, DiRita VJ, and Kaper JB.
    Mol Microbiol. 35(1): 189-203, 2000. [ Journal Article ]

Dr. Li obtained her Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology from University of Maryland, School of Medicine and completed her postdoctoral training at Howard Hughes Medical Institute, UCLA. She furthered her immunology training at NCI and joined the Laboratory of Genome Integrity's flow cytometry core facility in 2014.