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Xin Li

Professor

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Office Phone Number

604-822-3155

Lab Phone Number

604-822-3205

Email Addresses

xinli@msl.ubc.ca

UBC Mailing Address

2185 East Mall Vancouver, British Columbia Canada V6T1Z4

Building

MSL

Room Number

317

Name

Li Lab

Building

MSL

Room Number

377

Associated Departments

Department of Botany

Professional Profile

B.Sc., Fudan University, P.R. China Ph.D., Oklahoma State University (1995) Postdoctoral Fellow, Duke University (1996-1999) Senior Scientist, Tellus Genetics, Inc., Davis CA (1999-2001)

Research Area

The long-term goal of our research program is to understand the molecular mechanisms of plant innate immunity. We study plant defense against pathogen infection in the context of gene regulation, protein-protein interaction and signal transduction using the model organism Arabidopsis thaliana. Our program aims to discover new regulatory components of plant disease resistance and to elucidate the biochemical functions of a number of regulators we have already identified. Understanding the innate ability of plants to defend themselves against pathogen infection promises to revolutionize disease control practices in our fields using environmentally friendly strategies.