Dr. Li - Biographical Sketch
Dr. Jun Li is a tenured Professor and the current Chairman in Department of neurology at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is also the Scientific Director of Translational Neuroscience Initiative of this school. He relocated to Wayne State University in March 2018 from Vanderbilt University where he served as a tenured Professor of Neurology and the Director of Charcot-Marie-Tooth clinic (inherited peripheral nerve disease clinic) over the past 9 years. Dr. Li has specialized in inherited peripheral nerve diseases and myelin biology for decades. As a physician scientist, Dr. Li was a recipient of the NIH K08 award in 2004. His laboratory is funded by the NIH (R01), Department of Veterans Affairs (merit award) and Muscular Dystrophy Association. With these supports, his laboratory has been highly productive (a total of 76 articles in peer-reviewed journals, he served as the first or last author in 54 of them). He has been invited to give numerous talks nationally and internationally. In 2014, he received the Wolfe Research Prize from the American Neurological Association (ANA). Dr. Li has served as a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association and Talia Duff Foundation. He has also served as a member of the scientific committee of Peripheral Nerve Society.