Johns Hopkins University, USA
Rong Li graduated from Yale with combined BS and MS in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry. After Ph.D. at UCSF and postdoc at UC Berkeley, she became Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School in 1994 and was later promoted to Associate Professor. She was recruited to Stowers Institute as Investigator in 2005. In 2015, Rong Li came to Johns Hopkins University as Bloomberg Distinguished Professor in Department of Cell Biology, School of Medicine, and Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, School of Engineering. She is also Director of Center for Cell Dynamics in Institute of Basic Biomedical Sciences. Rong Li takes an interdisciplinary approach to study the biology of the cell and has made seminal discoveries in mitosis regulation, cell polarity, cytoskeleton dynamics, and cellular evolution.