Department of Head and Neck Surgery
University of Texas, USA
Dr. Guojun Li received his MD with a major in medicine and public health from the Tongji Medical University and earned a MS in biomedical nutrition from the North Dakota State University, subsequently his PhD training in the cellular and molecular biology at the same university. He then obtained his PhD in molecular epidemiology and cancer chemoprevention from the University of Texas, School of Public Health and continued his NCI-R25 post-doctoral cancer prevention training at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center.
After one-year postdoctoral training, in year 2005, he become an assistant professor in the Department of Head and Neck Surgery, and then promoted to associate professor in year 2011 and professor in 2020. Dr. Li's research is to combine advanced molecular techniques with epidemiological approaches to identify biomarkers and to use these biomarkers to identify subgroups at high-risk for cancer prevention and prediction of risk and clinical outcomes.
He has developed and maintained several novel active and productive epidemiologic and translational research programs on risk and prognosis of head and neck and thyroid cancers, particularly for HPV-associated oropharyngeal cancers. He also has established long-term collaborations with several research teams in cancer epidemiology and translational programs on HPV-associated head and neck cancers inside and outside of MD Anderson. To date, Dr. Li has received a total of 16 NIH-funded grants as PI, Co-PI, Co-leader, and Co-investigators, including K07, R03, R01, P01, U01, U54 and 4 other funds as PI, such as IRG, private foundation, and donation. He has published over 230 peer-reviewed papers in the field of cancer research. He is also actively involved in other activities, such as mentoring/supervising graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, clinical residents and fellows, visiting scholars and clinical observers; peer-reviewing publications on cancer-related journals; grant review; institutional service; and teaching.
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