Qinglei Li, PhD

Texas A&M University

Current Position: Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. Education: B.S., Binzhou Medical College, Binzhou, Shandong, China; M.S. and Ph.D., Pathophysiology/Physiology, Harbin Medical University, Harbin, Heilongjiang, China; Postdoctoral training, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. Research Interests: My scientific interest is to understand mechanisms underlying reproduction and cancer, with a focus on the role of transforming growth factor beta (TGFB) signaling pathway. Toward this goal, my lab has created novel mouse models that harbor genetic modifications of critical TGFB signaling components using conditional loss-of-function and gain-of-function approaches. These valuable models have allowed us to gain novel insights into the fundamental roles of TGF? signaling in reproductive function and dysfunction. My long-term goal is to identify the cellular, molecular, genetic, and epigenetic basis of reproductive dysfunction, and thereby contribute to a framework for the development of novel and clinically useful diagnostic and treatment strategies to improve reproductive potential. My research is supported by the NIH and department of defense.