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Liwu Li

Professor of Biological Sciences
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149 Life Sciences I Building (MC 0910)
970 Washington Street SW
Blacksburg, VA 24061
USA

Major Field of Interest

Molecular and Cellular Mechanism of Human Inflammatory Diseases

Current Research

  1. Molecular pathways controlling innate immunity and inflammation
  2. Dynamic programming of innate immune leukocytes
  3. Pathogenesis of acute and chronic inflammatory diseases such as sepsis and atherosclerosis
  • 2019-present: Director, Program in Genetics, Biotechnology & Computational Biology
  • 2009-present: Professor of Inflammation Biology and Immunology, Department of Biological Sciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
  • 2012-present: Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Virginia Tech-Carilion School of Medicine
  • 2005-2009: Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
  • 1999-2005: Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 1996-1999: Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Department of Biological Chemistry, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 
  • 1991-1996: Ph.D. in Biology (Cell and Molecular), Department of Biology, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • 2021- Regular member, Atherosclerosis and Vascular Inflammation Review Panel, NIH
  • 2018-2020 President, Inflammation Research Association
  • 2017 Meeting co-organizer, 50th anniversary conference for the Society of Leukocyte Biology
  • 2017 Alumni Award in Research Excellence, Virginia Tech 
  • 2016 Outstanding Research Award, Department of Biological Sciences, VT 
  • 2015 Outstanding Teaching Award, Department of Biological Sciences, VT 
  • 2014 Outstanding Service Award, Department of Biological Sciences, VT 
  • 2013 Scholar of the Week, Virginia Tech 
  • 2012 Scholar of the Week, Virginia Tech 
  • 2012 Outstanding Research Award, Department of Biological Sciences, VT 
  • 2008 Elected to the Board of Directors, Inflammation Research Association 
  • 2005-2008 Regular member, Innate Immunity & Inflammation Review Panel, NIH