Chemical Biology Program

The Yueming Li Lab

Research

Yueming Li, PhD
Yueming Li, PhD

Research Interests

Basic & Translational research in Cancer and Alzheimer’s disease:
From disease mechanism to therapeutic development.

Research Areas

  • Target Identification & Drug Discovery
  • Chemical Biology & Medicinal Chemistry
  • Biochemistry & Enzymology
  • Biophysics & Structural Biology
  • Animal models & Behavior
  • Neurobiology & Neuroinflammation
  • Autophagy, Protein Aggregation & Clearance

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Research Projects

The Yueming Li Lab

Publications

Hur, J.-Y., Frost, G. R., Wu, X., Crump, C., Pan, S. J., Wong, E., … Li, Y.-M. (2020). The innate immunity protein IFITM3 modulates γ-secretase in Alzheimer’s disease. Nature. doi:10.1038/s41586-020-2681-2

Mekala, S., Nelson, G., & Li, Y.-M. Recent developments of small molecule γ-secretase modulators for Alzheimer’s disease. RSC Medicinal Chemistry, 11(9), 1003-1022. doi:10.1039/D0MD00196A (2020)

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People

Yueming Li, PhD

Yueming Li, PhD

  • Dr. Yueming Li studies disease mechanism of Cancer and Alzheimer’s, with the goal of developing novel therapeutics for clinical use.
  • PhD, University of California Berkeley
liy2@mskcc.org
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Members

Yueming Li, PhD
Yueming Li

Lab Head

Pascale M. Presendor
Pascale M. Presendor

Administrative Assistant

Xianzhong Wu, MD, Laboratory Manager
Xianzhong Wu

Laboratory Manager

Pictured: Ji Yeun Hur
Ji Yeun Hur

Postdoctoral Fellow

Eitan Wong
Eitan Wong

Postdoctoral Fellow

Joanna Zhai
Joanna Zhai

Postdoctoral Fellow

Georgia Frost
Georgia Frost

Postdoctoral Fellow

Lauren A. Jonas
Lauren A. Jonas

Graduate Student

Thomas Li
Thomas Li

Graduate Student

George Liao
George Liao

Graduate Student

Joanna Luo
Joanna Luo

Graduate Student

Pengju Nie
Pengju Nie

Graduate Student

Jessica Falci
Jessica Falci

Graduate Student

Tanya Jain
Tanya Jain

Graduate Student

Shekar Mekala
Shekar Mekala

Research Fellow

Grady Nelson
Grady Nelson

Postdoctoral Fellow

Antara Sinha
Antara Sinha

Postdoctoral Fellow

Abhishek Vartak
Abhishek Vartak

Postdoctoral Fellow

Daniel W. Worroll III
Daniel W. Worroll III

Graduate Student

Lab Alumni
Alissa Brandes
Alissa Brandes

Graduate Student

Courtney Carroll
Courtney Carroll

Graduate Student

Danica Chiu
Danica Chiu

Graduate Student

Marilia Barros
Marilia Barros

Postdoctoral Fellow

Natalya Gertsik
Natalya Gertsik

Graduate Student

Qi Liu

Research Fellow

Jessica Pan

Postdoctoral Fellow

David Schachter, Graduate Student
David Schachter

Graduate Student

Chelsea Paresi
Chelsea Paresi

Graduate Student

Courtney Alexander, BS
Courtney Alexander

Graduate Student

Suita Castro
Suita Castro

Research Technician

Deming Chau, PhD
Deming Chau

Postdoctoral Fellow

Jennifer Chien, PhD
Jennifer Chien

Postdoctoral Fellow

Christina J. Crump, BS
Christina J. Crump

Graduate Student

Kelly (Yunke) Guo

Graduate Student

Shan Li

Visiting Student

Jian Luan
Jian Luan

Visiting Scholar

Wenbo Pei
Xiaojun Lei

Graduate Student

Yuan Tian

Graduate Student

Lisa Placanica

Graduate Student

Kwangwook Ahn, PhD
Kwangwook Ahn

Research Fellow

C. Chad Shelton

Graduate Student

Lane M. Gilchrist

Sabbatical Professor

Haige Lu, PhD
Haige Lu

Research Fellow

Bhramdeo Bassit

Research Technician

Lei Zhu

Research Fellow

Leonid Tarassishin

Research Fellow

Jiong Chun

Research Fellow

Ingrid Ye Yin

Research Fellow

Lab Affilations

Open Positions

Career Opportunities

Postdoctoral fellow positions are available in the Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) to study regulated intramembrane proteolysis, signal transduction and drug target identification.

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Disclosures

Doctors and faculty members often work with pharmaceutical, device, biotechnology, and life sciences companies, and other organizations outside of MSK, to find safe and effective cancer treatments, to improve patient care, and to educate the health care community.

MSK requires doctors and faculty members to report (“disclose”) the relationships and financial interests they have with external entities. As a commitment to transparency with our community, we make that information available to the public.

Yueming Li discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

  • BrightFocus Foundation
    Provision of Services
  • Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas
    Provision of Services
  • Cure Alzheimer's Fund
    Provision of Services (uncompensated)
  • ExpertConnect
    Provision of Services
  • Jiangsu Continental Medical Development Co
    Intellectual Property Rights

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