Dr. Lijun Li got his M.D. in the Secondary Military Medical University in Shanghai, and obtained the M.Sc. and Ph.D. in the Academy of Military Medical Science in Beijing. The major of his Ph.D. is Neuropharmacology. During 2002 ~2004, He worked in Dr. Lynn Raymond lab at Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia in Vancouver and he have been working in Toronto Western Research Institute since 2006. Dr. Li earned two foundations. One is Fragile X Research foundation of Canada ($40,000) in 2006; the second is FXRFC / IG CIHR Fellowship ($120,000 and allowance $15,000) in 2007 ~ 2010. He joined in Dr. Fehlings lab in 2012.
Dr. Li has been working on electrophysiological research for about 18 years. He is interested in studying on the functions of ion channels, glutamatergic receptors and GABAergic receptors, etc. under physiological and pathological conditions using patch-clamp method in cultured neurons and brain slices.
At Present, Dr. Li is collaborating with many other members in Dr. Fehlings lab. Firstly, he is trying to demonstrate whether the grafted iPSC could differentiate to neurons and whether these neurons posses the function of synaptic transmission using patch clamp recording in the mouse injured spinal cord slices. Secondly, Dr. Li is recording compound Action Potentials using sucrose gap method to study whether the signal propagation could be ameliorated after iPSc implanted in the injured spinal cord, which mediated by axon remyelination.