Jun Li, PH.D
Assistant Professor
of Human Genetics
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The Li lab studies the genetic basis of complex human diseases using genomic approaches. Currently our interests include analyses of gene expression patterns in postmortem brain tissues associated with major depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia, sequencing-based variant discovery and analysis in rare Mendelian disorders and the bipolar disorder, integrated analysis of cancer genome alterations, microbial dynamics in CF airways, and spontaneous mutations in the human genome.

Past Experience

1985- 1989
B.Sc., Department of Physics, Beijing University.  Thesis: Computation of the Characteristic Inversion Rates of Semiconductor Lasers
1991- 1998
Ph.D., Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology.  Thesis: Structure-function relationship and single-channel behavior of cyclic nucleotide-gated channels
1998- 2001
Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Genetics, Stanford University School of Medicine.
2001- 2007
Senior Scientist and project leader, Stanford Human Genome Center, Stanford University

Honors and Awards

2009-2011 - NARSAD Young Investigator Award

2011-2014 - Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholar in Aging

2011-2014 - IMHRO – Johnson & Johnson Rising Star Translational Research Award


Jun Li, PH.D
University of Michigan
Department of Human Genetics
5789A Medical Science II, Box 5618
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5618

Phone: 734-615-5754
Fax: 734-763-3784
Email: junzli@umich.edu