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

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

Readers of histone modifications.

Yun M, Wu J, Workman JL, Li B Cell Res. 2011 Apr 21 4 564-78

Histone H3 lysine 36 di-methylation (H3K36me2) is sufficient to recruit the Rpd3S histone deacetylase complex and to repress spurious transcription

Bing Li, Jessica Jackson, Matthew D. Simon, Brian Fleharty, Madelaine Gogol, Chris Seidel, Jerry L. Workman and Ali Shilatifard J. Biol. Chem. 2009

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)