Xudong Li, PhD


Assistant Professor of Immunology



BS, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Peking University
PhD, Molecular & Medical Pharmacology, University of California - Los Angeles
Postdoctoral Training, University of California - Los Angeles; Salk Institute for Biological Studies


Campus: Boston
Office: Jaharis 5
Laboratory: Jaharis 5

Contact Information

Office Phone: 617-636-3781

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Research Website  Lab Research Page
Recent Publications  Abstract in PubMed


Graduate Programs



Research Synopsis

Our research is focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms controlling the identity and functional states of CD4 helper T cells and how their dysregulation leads to the loss of immune homeostasis in various disease settings. Major interests include: the roles of cis-regulatory DNA elements in controlling cellular identities of CD4 T cells; the molecular mechanisms by which CD4 T cells functionally adapt to diverse tissue and immune microenvironments.


Lab Members

Lina Nguyen, Research Technician Send an e-mail

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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