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photo Gang Li, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology

Email: lig@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-383-3429

Contact
Office: 457 Bridgeside Point I
100 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
 
Phone: 412-383-3429
Fax: 412-383-9055
E-mail: lig@pitt.edu
Administrative Assistant:
Madi Henrie
Address: 550 Bridgeside Point 1
100 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Email: mmh110@pitt.edu
Phone: 412-383-0483
Fax: 412-383-9055
Education and Training
Education
PhD, Brown University, 2003
MA, East China Normal University, 1989
BS, East China Normal University, 1984
Training
Postdoctoral, Immunology, Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, 2003
Postdoctoral, Human Genetics and Rheumatology, Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, 2014
Research Interest
The main research interest in Dr. Gang Li's lab is to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying the contribution of disease-associated, non-coding functional SNPs in aging-related diseases such as neurodegenerative disorders, cardiovascular diseases and cancers. Dr. Li's lab has developed multiple techniques such as SNP-seq and FREP-MS to identify the causal SNPs as well as the SNP-bound regulatory proteins based on genome wide association studies (GWAS). The lab's goal is to use human genetics (GWAS) as a guide to identify new drug targets and, ultimately, to apply these findings to develop allele-specific precision drugs for aging-related human diseases as well as other diseases.
Publications
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Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: Identifying and Characterizing the Functional SNPs on RA-Associated loci involved in CD40/NF-kB Signal
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of Arthristis, Muscoskel, & Skin Disease
Grant Number: R21 AR070378
Start Year: 2018
End Year: 2020
Title: Using High Throughput Approach to Identify/Characterize Functional Variants on MS
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of Health
Grant Number: R21 NS096443
Start Year: 2018
End Year: 2018
Notable Achievements
The Kelly Award for Juvenile Arthritis Research, 2016
The Kelly Award for Juvenile Arthritis Research, 2017