Li Zeng, PhD


Associate Professor of Immunology



BA, Plant Physiology & Biochemistry, Beijing Agricultural University
MS, Biochemistry, Tsinghua University
MA, PhD, Cell & Molecular Biophysics, Columbia University
Postdoctoral Training, Harvard Medical School


Campus: Boston
Office: Jaharis 321
Laboratory: Jaharis 323

Contact Information

Office Phone: 617-636-2107
Lab Phone: 617-636-0984
E-mail   Send an e-mail


Research Website  Lab Research Page
Recent Publications  Abstract in PubMed 

Graduate Programs

Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology, Immunology, Pharmacology


Research Synopsis

Our research focuses on cartilage development in vertebrate embryos. We study the molecular mechanisms that are involved in cell fate determination during cartilage formation and patterning. As signaling events that occur in embryogenesis may be used again in the adult, our work will lead to a better understanding of cartilage-related birth defects as well as arthritis and cartilage repair.


Lab Members

Judi Hollander, PhD Student in Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Carrie Hui Mingalone, PhD Student in Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology  Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page

Apply to the Sackler School


The priority application deadlines are as follows:

December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development

June 15: Online Certificate in Fundamentals of Clinical Care Research