Personal profile

Dr. Li is the associate medical director of the Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory and Associate Professor of Department of Pathology at the Houston Methodist. Prior to joining Houston Methodist in 2018, she was an assistant professor of human genetics and assistant director of the Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory at the University of Chicago. Dr. Li also received postdoctoral training with Dr. Janet D. Rowley in leukemia research and completed clinical molecular genetics fellowship at the University of Chicago. Dr. Li was board certified in Clinical Molecular Genetics by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics in 2015.

Dr. Li’s research interest is in understanding the pathological mechanisms of leukemia and lymphoma development and the identification of biomarkers for diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment in leukemia, lymphoma, and other cancers. She has published over 50 peer-reviewed research articles in high-impact journals, including Cancer Cell, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Nature Communications, Blood, Leukemia, PNAS, Genome Research, Cancer Research, and others. Dr. Li has received awards and funding from several agencies, including the American Cancer Society, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research.

Dr. Li’s clinical interest is to translate knowledge from basic research to clinical diagnosis, particularly in developing and testing cutting-edge technologies to incorporate advanced sequencing platforms, materials, and techniques to improve the range of genetic and genomic services that can be offered to patients.

Dr. Li serves on the editorial boards of several journals and is an active member of professional organizations including the Association for Molecular Pathology, the American College of Medical Genetics, and the American Society of Hematology. She also serves on the ClinGen Myeloid Malignancy Variant Curation Expert Panel.

Research interests

The research of Dr. Li’s laboratory is focused on two areas. One is to delineate the underlying pathological mechanism of leukemia and lymphoma through in vitro and in vivo studies of the role of protein coding and non-coding genes. The other is to identify novel genetic and epigenetic biomarkers for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, and to develop more effective therapeutic strategies to offer to patients.

Keywords

    Research Area Keywords

  • Cancer
  • Infectious Disease & Pathology
  • Molecular Medicine

    Free-text keywords

  • Molecular genetics, Cancer genetics, Epigenetics, Leukemia, Biomarkers

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Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Concept: Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Weight: 100%
Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Leukemia
Concept: Leukemia
Weight: 94%
Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
MicroRNAs
Concept: MicroRNAs
Weight: 80%
Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Neoplasms
Concept: Neoplasms
Weight: 42%
Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Genes
Concept: Genes
Weight: 41%
Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Apoptosis
Concept: Apoptosis
Weight: 28%
Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Down-Regulation
Concept: Down-Regulation
Weight: 23%
Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Mutation
Concept: Mutation
Weight: 19%
Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Oncogenes
Concept: Oncogenes
Weight: 19%
Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Methylation
Concept: Methylation
Weight: 18%
Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
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Journals

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

ISSNs: 0027-8424

Journal

6

Cancer Research

ISSNs: 0008-5472

American Association for Cancer Research Inc.

Journal

3

Blood

ISSNs: 0006-4971

American Society of Hematology

Journal

3

Nature communications

ISSNs: 2041-1723

Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 2041-1723

Nature Publishing Group

Journal

3

Blood advances

ISSNs: 2473-9529

Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 2473-9537

American Society of Hematology

Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 2.81

Journal

3
has published Research OutputsResearch Output by Zejuan Li

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Shared Pub. Internal Organizations

Department of Surgery

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1
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Shared Pub. External Organizations

University of Chicago

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33

National Human Genome Research Institute

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University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

External organization: Unknown

8

The University of Chicago

External organization: Academic

5

Zhejiang University

External organization: Academic

5
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Shared Pub. External co-authors

J. Chen

External person

29

Mary Beth Neilly

External person

20

Stephen Arnovitz

External person

17

Hao Huang

External person

16

Xi Jiang

External person

13
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