Dr. Qiutang Li

Dr. Qiutang Li |Clyto Access

Associate Professor, University of Louisville, USA

Editorial Board Member

Expertise: Cellular mechanisms that underlie eye development, Ocular tissue homeostasis and pathogenesis,Understanding, preventing and treatment of eye diseases

She is currently an associate professor in the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at University of Louisville. Her primary research focus is to search for genetic identities and elucidate cellular mechanisms that underlie the eye development, ocular tissue homeostasis and pathogenesis using mouse models. Her current projects include: 1) the functional role of Hippo/Yap1 signaling in eye. They are currently investigating the specific function of YAP1 in different ocular cell types, and clarifying its regulatory mechanisms using conditional knockout mice. 2) IKK2/NF-kB inhibition on abnormal angiogenesis. They are investigating the molecular and cellular mechanisms of IKK2/NF-kB inhibition on ocular neovascularization. She obtained her bachelor and master degrees in genetics from Beijing University in China and her Ph. D degree from Washington University by studying gut epithelial biology under guidance of Dr. Jeffrey Gordon. She did her postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Dr. Inder Verma at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, investigating IKKs and NF-kappaB signaling in the innate immunity, inflammation and embryonic development. Since then, joined the University of Louisville in 2006, she has investigated molecular and cellular mechanisms controlling epithelium homeostasis in skin, cornea, lens, and RPE by utilizing multidisciplinary approaches and mouse models.

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