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July 27, 2006

Cheng-Shu Li, Ph.D., Cheng-Shu Li portrait has joined the faculty at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine as an assistant professor of anatomy in Carbondale. [Note: He has since been promoted to associate professor of anatomy in Carbondale.]

Previously, he was an assistant professor of anatomy and neurobiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tenn. (2003-05). He was on staff in the department of anatomy and neurobiology, first as a research associate and then as an assistant professor, both at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore (1994-2002). He also was an assistant professor of oral surgery at the College Hospital of Jiamusi Medical School in Heilongjiang, China (1982-86).

He completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in anatomy and cell biology at the State University of New York Health Science Center in Brooklyn (1994) and a one-year research fellowship in physiology at Kochi Medical School (KMS) in Kochi, Japan (1988).

Li earned his medical degree at Jiamusi Medical School in Heilongjiang, China (1982) and his doctoral degree at KMS (1992). He is a member of the Association for Chemoreception Sciences and the Society for Neuroscience. He has published more than 30 journal articles. His research interests include gustatory physiology and Li has a five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to support that research.

A native of China, Li is married to Li-Ping Yang and has one child.