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photo Gang Li, PhD

Email: lig@pitt.edu

Phone: 857-472-4787

Contact
Office: 457 Bridgeside Point I
100 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
 
Phone: 857-472-4787
Fax: 412-383-9055
E-mail: lig@pitt.edu
Education and Training
Education
PhD, Brown University, 2003
MA, East China Normal University, 1989
BS, East China Normal University, 1984
Training
Postdoctoral, Immunology, Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, 2003
Postdoctoral, Human Genetics and Rheumatology, Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, 2014
Research Interest
The main research interest in Dr. Gang Li's lab is to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying the contribution of disease-associated, non-coding functional SNPs in aging-related diseases such as neurodegenerative disorders, cardiovascular diseases and cancers. Dr. Li's lab has developed multiple techniques such as SNP-seq and FREP-MS to identify the causal SNPs as well as the SNP-bound regulatory proteins based on genome wide association studies (GWAS). The lab's goal is to use human genetics (GWAS) as a guide to identify new drug targets and, ultimately, to apply these findings to develop allele-specific precision drugs for aging-related human diseases as well as other diseases.
Publications
For my complete bibliography, Click Here.
Notable Achievements
The Kelly Award for Juvenile Arthritis Research, 2016
The Kelly Award for Juvenile Arthritis Research, 2017