Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, School of Public Health, SUNY Albany USA.
Hongmin Li, PhD. grew up in China. Mr. Li graduated from Beijing University with B.Sc. in 1990. Then Mr. Li went to the Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, where he obtained his PhD degree in 1995. Dr. Li spent the next five years for postdoctoral research at Center for Advanced Research in Biotechnology, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institutes, Rockville Maryland in the United States. In 2000, Dr. Li joined in the Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health. Dr. Li is now Research Scientist V and holds an Associate Professor appointment in the Departments of Biomedical Sciences at the School of Public Health of the State University of new York in Albany NY. His main research interest is to study the molecular structure, function, and mechanism of macromolecules of biological significance.
The focus of the Li laboratory is to study the molecular structure, function, and mechanism of proteins or complexes related to bacterial or viral infection and host response, using crystallography, biochemistry, and molecular biology. Dr. Li has extensive experience to investigate the structure and function of biological molecules. Current projects in the Li laboratory include bacterial and viral superantigens, signaling proteins involved in apoptosis and stem cell regulation, essential ubiquitin ligase involved in multiple human diseases, and rational drug design against key enzymes from flaviviruses.