Xing Cong Li
Xing Cong Li received his B.S. degree in medicinal chemistry from the Shanghai Medical University in 1987, M.S. degree in phytochemistry from the Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1990, and Ph.D. degree in pharmaceutical science from the Hiroshima University, Japan in 1995. After spending over a year as a Visiting Scientist at the University of Iowa, he joined the National Center for Natural Products Research (NCNPR) at the University of Mississippi as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in 1997 and gradually progressed to Senior Scientist in the NCNPR in 2005 and Research Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacognosy in 2007. Dr. Li’s research focuses on the isolation, structure elucidation, and synthesis of bioactive natural products, in particular antifungal natural products that can be used as molecular probes to uncover novel drug targets or lead to the development of new antifungal drugs for the treatment of life-threatening opportunistic fungal infections. He also conducts research on theoretical calculations of electronic circular dichroism spectra of bioactive natural products. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles/book chapters in the field of natural product and medicinal chemistry. He has served the scientific community as editor-in-chief for one journal, an editorial advisory board member for four journals, and a reviewer for over 20 journals.
Biography Updated on 1 December 2011