Li Lab

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Li Lab

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Ji Li, PhD

Ji Li, PhD

Professor of Surgery
Professor of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology
Department of Surgery, USF Health Heart Institute

Welcome

Thank you for your interest in our research. We aim to explore the intrinsic relationship between diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Evidence suggests that adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK) may protect the heart from ischemic injury and limit the development of cardiac myocyte hypertrophy. We want to elucidate the molecular mechanisms responsible for AMPK activation, identify novel downstream AMPK targets, and develop therapeutic techniques that target the enzyme to prevent and treat myocardial ischemia, hypertension, cardiac hypertrophy, and diabetes. Welcome join our team to pursue your academic career and explore the mysteries of the unknown world.