Dayi Li

BS Medical Science, Peking University, 2013

MS Biological Sciences, specialized in Cell and Molecular Biology, Fordham University, 2018

I have joined the Littman lab to learn more about the immune system. As an undergraduate I worked on polyclonal antibody preparation of Hand1 protein and studied its function in tumor invasion and metastasis. As a graduate student, I performed research at the Rockefeller University studying the mechanism of RNase E in E. coli operon maturation by mimicking in vivo conditions. In the Littman lab, I am studying the pathogenic role of serum amyloid A (SAA) in Th17-mediated chronic inflammation by using CRISPR/Cas9- based knockout screens to identify SAA receptors on T cells.