Dr. Song Li received his B.S. and M.S. from Beijing University. He then obtained his Ph.D. and postdoctoral training at UC San Diego. He was a Professor of Bioengineering at UC Berkeley between 2001-2015. Recently, he has moved to UC Los Angeles as a Chancellor Professor of Bioengineering and Medicine.
His research is focused on stem cell engineering, mechanobiology and tissue engineering. His recent work help elucidate the mechanisms of cell reprogramming regulated by biophysical factors and the roles of stem cells in tissue regeneration. Dr. Li has published approximately 150 papers in various journals including Nature Materials, Nature communications, PNAS, etc. He is actively involved in the translation of research findings to bioengineering applications. Dr. Li has been elected as a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, a Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society, and a Fellow of the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering.