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Yun Li, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Hospital for Sick Children
Peter Gilgan Centre for Research & Learning, Rm. 17-9709
686 Bay St.
Toronto, ON M5G 0A4

Phone #: 416-813-7654 ext. 309083


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Postdoctoral Fellow: Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, MIT
Ph.D.: University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center
B.Sc: Wuhan University, China

Fields of Interest:

  • Genetic Models of Development & Disease

  • Cellular & Molecular Structure & Function


Research Interests:

The Li Lab is interested in understanding how the human brain forms, what makes it unique from that of other species, and how disorders like autism impact its development and function. We use pluripotent stem cell, genome editing, and 3-dimensional organoid technologies to study brain development in a dish.


Accepting Rotation Students: