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Mo Li

Assistant Professor, Bioscience
Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division


Affiliations

Education Profile

  • ​​​​​​​​​​Postdoctoral Fellow, Salk Institute for Biological Sciences, 2009​
  • ​Ph.D., University of Georgia, 2007
  • B.Sc., Peking (Beijing) University, 2001​

Research Interests

Professor Li‘s research attempts to understand the molecular basis of the regenerative mechanisms that maintain the proper form and function of the human body. His research programs build on a multidisciplinary platform that integrates stem cell models with genome engineering, functional genomics, bioengineering and chemical screening to gain a holistic understanding of regeneration in its broadest sense, while keeping a commitment to fulfilling the translational promise of stem cell research.

 

Selected Publications

  • Li M and Izpisua Belmonte JC. Ground rules of the pluripotency gene regulatory network. Nature Reviews Genetics.
    Published online 03 January 2017
  • Li M and Izpisua Belmonte JC. Looking to the future following ten years of induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technologies. Nature Protocols​. 11, 1579-1585 (2016).
  • Ocampo A, Reddy P, Martinez-Redondo P, Platero-Luengo A, Hatanaka F, Hishida T, Li M, Lam D, Kurita M, Beyret E, Araoka T, Vazquez-Ferrer E, Donoso D, Roman JL, Xu J, Rodriguez Esteban D, Nunez G, Nunez Delicado E, Campistol JM, Guillen E, Guillen P, and Izpisua Belmonte JC. In Vivo Amelioration of Age-Associated Hallmarks by Partial Reprogramming. Cell 2016 Dec 15, 167, 1719-1733
  • Suzuki K, Tsunekawa Y, Hernandez-Benitez R, Wu J, Zhu J, Kim E, Hatanaka F, Yamamoto M, Araoka T, Li Z, Kurita M, Hishida T, Li M, Aizawa E, Chen S, Goebl A, Soligalla RD, Qu J, Jiang T, Skowronska-Krawczyk D, Rodríguez Esteban C, Lajara J, Nuñez E, Guillen P, Campistol J, Matsuzaki F, Liu GH, Magistretti P, Zhang K, Callaway E, Zhang K, Izpisua Belmonte JC. In vivo genome editing via CRISPR-Cas9 mediated homology-independent targeted integration Nature 540, 144–149 (01 December 2016)
  • Li M, K. Suzuki, J. Qu, P. Saini, I. Dubova, F. Yi, J. Lee, I. Sancho-Martinez, G. Liu and JC Izpisua Belmonte (2011). Efficient correction of hemoglobinopathy-causing mutations by homologous recombination in integration-free patient iPSCs. Cell Research 21, 1740-1744 (December 2011)
  • Li M*, Suzuki K*, Yu C*, Qu J*, Yao X, Yuan T, Goebl A, Tang S, Ren R, Aizawa E, Zhang F, Xu X, Soligalla RD, Chen F, Kim J, Kim NY, Liao HK, Benner C, Esteban CR, Jin Y, Liu GH, Li Y, Izpisua Belmonte JC.Targeted gene correction minimally impacts whole-genome mutational load in human-disease-specific induced pluripotent stem cell clones. Cell Stem Cell. 2014 Jul 3;15(1):31-6. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2014.06.016.
  • Li M*, Liu GH*, Suzuki K*, Qu J*, Montserrat N, Tarantino C, Gu Y, Yi F, Xu X, Zhang W, et al. Modelling Fanconi anemia pathogenesis and therapeutics using integration-free patient-derived iPSCs. Nat Commun. 2014 Jul 7;5:4330. doi: 10.1038/ncomms5330. PubMed PMID: 24999918.
  • Li M*, Giorgetti A*, Marchetto MC *, Yu D, Fazzina R, Mu Y, Adamo A, Paramonov I, Cardoso JC, Monasterio MB, Bardy C, Cassiani-Ingoni R, Liu GH, Gage FH and Izpisua- Belmonte JC (2012) Cord Blood-derived neuronal cells by ectopic expression of Sox2 and c-Myc. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Jul 18. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Wu J, Okamura D, Li M, Suzuki K, Luo C, Ma L, He Y, Li Z, Benner C, Tamura I, Krause MN, Nery JR, Du T, Zhang Z, Hishida T, Takahashi Y, Aizawa E, Kim NY, Lajara J, Guilen P, Campistol JM, Esteban CR, Ross PJ, Saghatelian A, Ren B, Ecker JR, Belmonte JC. An alternative pluripotent state confers interspecies chimaeric competency. Nature. 2015 May 6. Doi: 10.1038/nature14413.​

* Equal contribution​