Education

Undergraduate
Beijing Agricultural University - China (1994), Microbiology
Graduate School
Pennsylvania State University Main Campus (1997), Molecular Biology
Graduate School
Pennsylvania State University Main Campus (2002), Biochemistry

Research Interest

  • Cancer
  • Chromatin Biology
  • Epigenetic Transcription Regulation
  • Genomics and Proteomics
  • Non-coding RNA

Publications

Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

ZMYND11 links histone H3.3K36me3 to transcription elongation and tumour suppression.
Wen H, Li Y, Xi Y, Jiang S, Stratton S, Peng D, Tanaka K, Ren Y, Xia Z, Wu J, Li B, Barton MC, Li W, Li H, Shi X Nature 2014 Apr 508 7495 263-8
The Rpd3 core complex is a chromatin stabilization module.
Chen XF, Kuryan B, Kitada T, Tran N, Li JY, Kurdistani S, Grunstein M, Li B, Carey M Curr. Biol. 2012 Jan 22 1 56-63
Reconstitution of modified chromatin templates for in vitro functional assays.
Yun M, Ruan C, Huh JW, Li B Methods Mol. Biol. 2012 833 237-53
Acetyl-CoA induces cell growth and proliferation by promoting the acetylation of histones at growth genes.
Cai L, Sutter BM, Li B, Tu BP Mol. Cell 2011 May 42 4 426-37

Honors & Awards

  • the Basil O’Connor Scholar Research Award
    March of Dimes Foundation (2011)
  • W.A. "Tex" Moncrief, Jr. Scholar in Medical Research
    UT Southwestern Endowed Scholar (2008)
  • Braddock Graduate Fellowship
    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Penn State University (2000)
  • Paul Berg Prize in Molecular Biology
    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Penn State University (1999)