Area of interest
During the last decade, tremendous progress has been made in the development of novel molecular imaging probes and techniques for non-invasive detection of cancer and its metastasis at the earliest stage. Dr. Li has been involved with and has had a keen interest in molecular imaging throughout his career. He has held various positions related to molecular imaging and already has made significant contributions to the field. He has successfully secured research grant from the American Cancer Society and NIBIB/NIH (R01). His research also involved the combinations of imaging technologies (called multimodality imaging), which may provide accurate anatomical and functional information simultaneously.
Awards and Honors
2004 Distinguished Poster Presentation from Chemistry Department, University of Virginia
2005 Allen T. Gwathmey Memorial Award from the Graduate School, University of Virginia
2006 Dean’s Fellowship from the Graduate School, Stanford University
2007 Young Professionals Committee Best Basic Science Award-Society of Nuclear Medicine
2007 Radiopharmaceutical Sciences Council Young Investigator Award- Society of Nuclear Medicine
2008 Benedict Cassen Postdoctoral Fellowship – Society of Nuclear Medicine
2008 SNM Travel Award-Society of Nuclear Medicine
2009 The Journal of Nuclear Medicine paper “PET/MRI dual-modality tumor imaging using arginine-glycineaspartic (RGD)-conjugated radiolabeled iron oxide nanoparticles” was selected as one of the three best basic science papers for 2008 by the JNM editorial board and the Editor.
2009 Institutional Research Grant – American Cancer Society
2009 James H. Zumberge Faculty Research & Innovation Fund-University of Southern California.
2009 Research Award-Margaret E. Early Medical Research Trust
2011 Breast Cancer Imaging: State of Art 2011 – Young Investigator Award
2012 2011 Mark Tetalman Memorial Award – Society of Nuclear Medicine
2012 2012 TOP 10 POSTER AWARD, Molecular Targeting Probes-Radioactive & Nonradioactive Track –
Society of Nuclear Medicine
2013 TOP 10 POSTER AWARD (3rd place), Probes for Oncology – Society of Nuclear Medicine