Fang Li, PhD

Professor, Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

Fang Li

Contact Info

lifang@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-625-6149

Lab Phone 612-625-4820

Office Address:
Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
1988 Fitch Ave
295D AnSci/VetMed Bldg.
Saint Paul, MN 55108-6009

Mailing Address:
Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Room 295 AnSci/VetMed Bldg.
6010A (Campus Delivery Code)
1988 Fitch Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55108

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Harvard Medical School, 2003-2006

PhD, Yale University (Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry), 2002

BS, Beijing University (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology), 1996


For more information please visit Dr. Li's website.

Summary

We study the structural and molecular basis of human diseases including virus infections and cancer.

Our main line of research examines the invasion of mechanisms of viruses. We investigate the structures and functions of virus-surface proteins that mediate receptor recognition and cell entry of viruses.

Our other line of research explores the structural and molecular basis for cancer. Specifically, we investigate the structures and functions of mammalian-cell-surface enzymes that are critical for tumor cell growth and invasion.

Based on these structural and functional studies, we further develop novel therapy strategies to treat human diseases. Our research tools include X-ray crystallography, cryo-electron microscopy, protein biochemistry, molecular virology, and vaccine and drug designs.

Expertise

Host-Pathogen Interface Biology cluster

Research

Publications