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Wei Li Wei Li
Assistant Professor of Genomics and Precision Medicine
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Secondary)

Office Phone: 202-476-4986
Email: Email
Department: Genomics and Precision Medicine


  • Bachelor of Science Computer Science, Tsinghua University, 2006
  • Master of Science, Tsinghua University, 2008
  • PhD - Doctor of Philiosophy, University of California, Riverside, 2012


The research of our laboratory (https://weililab.org) spans three different exciting areas: genome engineering, computational biology and cancer biology. We are interested in combining gene editing technology (including CRISPR/Cas9 and CRISPR/Cas9 genetic screening) and computational/statistical models to better understand how coding and non-coding elements function especially in human cancer, and to further identify novel molecular targets to inform precision medicine.


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Industry Relationships and Collaborations

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