Associate Professor of Surgery, School of Medicine
NextGen Focus Area: Cancer
Dr. Li focuses on cancer and inflammatory disease in the liver, pancreas, and lung. Using human biopsies and different animal models that faithfully reflect typical features of human diseases, Dr. Li aims to elucidate the underlying cellular and molecular mechanisms. The findings are leveraged to develop effective cellular and molecularly targeted therapy and immunotherapy as well as diagnosis toward translation into clinical application.
Precision Health Impact:
- Developing novel cancer molecularly targeted therapies
- Developing novel cancer immunotherapies
- Elucidating the mechanisms underlying fibrosis, tumor growth and metastasis, and tumor immune tolerance
Department website: https://medicine.missouri.edu/faculty/guangfu-li-phd