Zheng Li, PhD

Former affiliation
  • 1087 Citations
  • 18 h-Index
20032020

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Personal profile

Personal profile

After graduating Magna cum Laude from her doctoral program at Fudan University, Dr. Li spent a year as a Research Specialist at Unilever. In 2004, she was awarded the NIH Fogarty International Fellowship and spent the next 3 years in PET imaging group at the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering in Bethesda, MD. In 2006, she received the NIH Fellows Award for Research Excellence. After joining Houston Methodist Research Institute, Dr. Li built the medicinal and radiochemistry laboratory focusing on molecular imaging probe development.   

Research interests

Dr. Li’s research involves the development and validation of novel molecular imaging probes for better understanding and early diagnosis of cancer and neurodegenerative disease. She also has interests in designing and synthesis of new bioactive molecules based on biomechanistic rationale and structural optimization as the therapeutic agent for cancer and using nanotechnique for targeted drug delivery.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Fudan University

Radiochemistry & PET imaging, Postdoctoral Fellowship, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, National Institutes of Health

BS, Northwestern University

Free-text keywords

  • Molecular imaging
  • Synthetic chemistry
  • Radiochemistry
  • Targeted drug delivery
  • Molecular imaging and targeted therapy

Research Area Keywords

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Imaging & Radiology

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Projects

Research Output

  • 1087 Citations
  • 18 h-Index
  • 50 Article
  • 5 Review article
  • 2 Conference contribution
  • 1 Comment/debate

Discovery of class i histone deacetylase inhibitors based on romidpesin with promising selectivity for cancer cells

Zhang, K., Yao, Y., Tu, Z., Liao, C., Wang, Z., Qiu, Y., Chen, D., Hamilton, D. J., Li, Z. & Jiang, S., Feb 2020, In : Future Medicinal Chemistry. 12, 4, p. 311-323 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations

    Development of Inhibitors of the Programmed Cell Death-1/Programmed Cell Death-Ligand 1 Signaling Pathway

    Wang, T., Wu, X., Guo, C., Zhang, K., Xu, J., Li, Z. & Jiang, S., Feb 28 2019, In : Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. 62, 4, p. 1715-1730 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • 14 Scopus citations

    Investigation of parameters that determine Nano-DC vaccine transport

    Zhang, J., Mai, J., Li, F., Shen, J., Zhang, G., Li, J., Hinkle, L. E., Lin, D., Liu, X., Li, Z., Wang, R. F., Mittendorf, E. A., Ferrari, M. & Shen, H., Jun 1 2019, In : Biomedical Microdevices. 21, 2, 39.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 4 Scopus citations

    Single-Molecule Force Measurement Guides the Design of Multivalent Ligands with Picomolar Affinity

    Yang, Z., Jiang, S., Li, F., Qiu, Y., Gu, J., Pettigrew, R. I., Ferrari, M., Hamilton, D. J. & Li, Z., Apr 8 2019, In : Angewandte Chemie - International Edition. 58, 16, p. 5272-5276 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 4 Scopus citations

    Systematic comparison of methods for determining the in vivo biodistribution of porous nanostructured injectable inorganic particles

    Nizzero, S., Li, F., Zhang, G., Venuta, A., Borsoi, C., Mai, J., Shen, H., Wolfram, J., Li, Z., Blanco, E. & Ferrari, M., Oct 1 2019, In : Acta Biomaterialia. 97, p. 501-512 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 4 Scopus citations

    Prizes

    1st place Poster award, Kostas meeting

    Yuqian Huang (Recipient), Zhen Yang (Recipient), Feng Li (Recipient), Hamilton, Dale J. (Recipient) & Li, Zheng (Recipient), 2019

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • 1st place research award, Society of Chinese American Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging

    Zhen Yang (Recipient), Feng Li (Recipient), Hamilton, Dale J. (Recipient) & Li, Zheng (Recipient), 2019

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    First-place podium presentation - 2018 MAPTA Summer Symposium

    Li, Zheng (Recipient) & Zheng Li (Recipient), Aug 3 2018

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Kostas meeting, shark tank second place

    Zhen Yang (Recipient), Feng Li (Recipient), Henry Pownall (Recipient), Hamilton, Dale J. (Recipient) & Li, Zheng (Recipient), 2019

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Poster Award

    Li, Zheng (Recipient), Feng Li (Recipient), Li, Zheng (Recipient) & Hamilton, Dale J. (Recipient), 2018

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)