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Yamin Li, PhD

6301 Weiskotten Hall
766 Irving Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13210
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CURRENT APPOINTMENTS

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology

LANGUAGES

English
Chinese

WEB RESOURCES

RESEARCH PROGRAMS AND AFFILIATIONS

Biomedical Sciences Program

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Development of lipid nanoparticles for the delivery of small molecule drugs, proteins, and DNA/RNA for gene therapy, cancer immunotherapy, mRNA vaccines, etc.

EDUCATION

PhD: University of Science and Technology of China, 2016
BS: University of Science and Technology of China, 2011

PREVIOUS APPOINTMENTS

Tufts University, 2020-2022

RESEARCH ABSTRACT

Nanoparticle-based drug delivery systems serve to enhance the bioavailability and reduce the side effects of various drugs. Lipid nanoparticles (LNPs) have achieved the most success in fundamental research and clinical translations. Research efforts have focused on improving the performance of currently available nano-drugs and developing new drug formulations – both are challenging tasks. The goal of our research is to 1) understand how carrier LNPs interact with cargo drug molecules and how LNPs interact with the biological systems; and 2) develop new and better LNPs that can deliver therapeutic drugs, proteins, and genes in a safe, specific, and efficient manner. We are developing LNP-based novel therapeutics for the prevention and/or treatment of infectious diseases, cancer, neurological disorders, metabolic conditions, and many others. Please go to our lab website (https://yaminlilab.org/) to learn more.