Ji Li

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences University at Buffalo-SUNY Buffalo, USA


Li Ji received the Ph.D. degree from Lanzhou University, Gansu, China, in 1998. In 2000, he joined National Institute on Aging/NIH to pursue his Postdoc Training in molecular signaling transduction. His contributions to aging research at the NIH include the characterization of a phosphatase MKP‐1 that is involved in the transcriptional regulation of MAP kinase activity during the aging process. After finishing the cardiology training at Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA, he was appointed as a Tenure‐track Faculty Member at University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, USA, and served as the Director of Cardiovascular Research & Alternative Medicine Center (CRAMC). Since 2009, Li joined the SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine, Buffalo, NY, USA; his group is attempting to elucidate the critical role that MIF‐AMPK signaling cascade as an energy sensor may play in the aging‐related increases in susceptibility to ischemia and reperfusion injury. The goal is to identify a molecular model in the heart and target this signaling cascade for therapeutic intervention that could ultimately provide a strategy for ameliorating ischemic injury in the elderly population.

Biography Updated on 20 March 2014

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