Wen-Hong Li, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Endowed Title: Southwestern Medical Foundation Scholar in Medical Research

Department: Cell Biology, Biochemistry

Graduate Programs: Biological Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering

Education

Undergraduate University of Science Technology - China ()
Graduate School University of California-San Diego (1993)
Graduate School University of California-San Diego (1996)

Research Interests

  • Cell biology of diabetes and insulin release in islet beta cells
  • Functional analysis of microRNAs
  • Probe engineering and chemical biology

Publications

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Photoactivatable and Water Soluble FRET Dyes with High Uncaging Cross Section

Genghua Zheng, Yan-Ming Guo & Wen-hong Li J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007 129 10616-10617

Cell Membrane Permeable Esters of D-myo-Inositol 1,4,5-Trisphosphate

Kenneth Dakin & Wen-hong Li Cell Calcium 2007 42 291-301

Infrared LAMP, Two-Photon Uncaging and Imaging of Gap Junctional Communication in Three Dimensions

Kenneth Dakin & Wen-hong Li Nature Methods 2006 3 959

Local Ca2+ Rise Near Store Operated Ca2+ Channels Inhibits Cell Coupling During Capacitative Ca2+ Influx

Kenneth Dakin & Wen-hong Li Cell Commun. Adhes. 2006 13 29-39

A New Class of Macrocyclic Lanthanide Complexes for Cell Labeling and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Applications

Quan Zheng, Houquan Dai, Matthew E. Merritt, Craig Malloy, CaiYuan Pan & Wen-hong Li J . Am. Chem. Soc. 2005 127 16178-16188

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Honors/Awards

  • Junior Investigator Award
    American Cancer Society (2002)
  • Career Development Award
    American Diabetes Associaiton (2001)
  • Martin D. Karmen Prize
    In recognition of the excellence of Ph.D. thesis, UCSD (1997)
  • Jane Hart Memorial Award
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego (1994)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • The American Diabetes Association (2006)
  • The American Chemical Society
  • The American Society for Cell Biology