Yefu Li, MD, PhD
Dr. Yefu Li was born in China. He attended Beijing Capital Medical College and Beijing Union Medical College and received his MD in 1986. He joined a PhD program in developmental biology and genetics at Brigham Young University in Utah, and received his PhD in 1991. Dr. Li then joined the laboratory of Dr. Bjorn Olsen for his postdoctoral training.
Dr. Li has been a faculty member of the Department of Developmental Biology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine and of the Faculty of Medicine at Harvard Medical School since 1999. He has been mentoring predoctoral students and postdoctoral fellows in his laboratory. Research projects in Dr. Li’s laboratory have been supported by the National Institutes of Health.
Fields of Interest
Dr. Li’s research focuses on two major areas: the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis, and the genetic regulation of skeletogenesis.