Dr. Li is Assistant Professor of Genetics at Stanford University. He received his undergraduate degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing China and graduate degree in Genetics from Washington University in St. Louis. His postdoctoral training with Professor George Church at Harvard Medical School focused on developing genomic tools coupled with next generation sequencing and applying them to identify genomic and transcriptomic variations. Since he started his laboratory at Stanford in 2010, he has focused on RNA editing studies. His laboratory has developed computational tools to accurately identify RNA editing sites using deep sequencing data, as well as new technologies to efficiently profile RNA editing levels. Built on these methodological advances, his laboratory is working towards understanding the regulation and functions of RNA editing.