Guang Li is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Developmental Biology, University of Pittsburgh. He received his Ph.D. from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shanghai, China.
During Dr. Li’s training, he developed a keen focus on research to understand the transcriptional regulation of heart development. As a post-doctoral fellow (2012 to 2017) and instructor (2017-2019) at the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute, he developed a method to predict the spatial location of single cardiomyocytes.
Dr. Li received a K99 Pathway to Independence Award from the NIH, and in 2019 he was recruited as faculty at the University of Pittsburgh. His research program encompasses using advanced techniques including human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSC), single-cell RNA sequencing, single molecular in situ hybridization, CRISPR/Cas9, and tissue cleaning methods to decode the spatial and temporal information of each single cardiac cells.