Xingnan Li, PhD

  • Associate Professor of Medicine, Research Scholar

Dr. Xignan Li came to the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson in 2017 and is a faculty member for the Division of Genetics, Genomics and Precision Medicine in the Department of Medicine as well as a member of the Division of Pharmacogenomics at the UA Health Sciences Center for Applied Genetic and Genomic Medicine. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Peking University in Beijing, China, and a master’s degree in Statistics and Probability and doctorate in Genetics from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich. Afterward, he completed a research associate fellowship at the Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C. Among his honors and awards, he received travel awards to present at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) Assembly on Allergy, Immunology and Inflammation (AII) in 2010; XXII World Allergy Congress in Cancun, Mexico, in 2011; and the Symposium of the Collegium Internationale Allergologicum in Jeju Islands, South Korea, in 2012. He won an ATS Abstract Award (2014) and the ATS David Bates Award for the Environmental, Occupational and Population Health Award Assembly (2015). Dr. Li has been an associate editor of the journal BMC Medical Genetics since 2016. 

  • MS: Statistics & Probability, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich., 2005
  • PhD: Genetics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich., 2004
  • BS: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Peking University, Beijing, China
Honors and Awards
  • Associate Editor, BMC Medical Genetics (since 2016)
  • David Bates Award, Environmental, Occupational and Population Health (EOPH) Assembly, American Thoracic Society, 2015
  • American Thoracic Society Scientific Abstract Award (The Science and Innovation Center), 2014-15
  • Alain de Weck Travel Grant (Jeju Islands, Korea), The Collegium Internationale Allergologicum, 2012
  • XXII World Allergy Congress Travel Award (Cancun, Mexico), 2011
  • American Thoracic Society General Travel Award, Assembly on Allergy, Immunology and Inflammation (AII), 2010
  • Research Associate, Center for Genomics & Personalized Medicine, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, N.C., 2006-2010