About Li

Li is a award-winning illustrator/animator who enjoys helping people find the most effective way to tell stories.

Li Is from Changsha city, Hunan, China. She graduated from Zhejiang University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Science, and an Honorary Degree of Science for interdisciplinary training. Li has been doing research in Neuroscience since her Freshman year, and moved to the United States to continue her graduate level research training. In the Genetics, Genomics and Development program at Cornell University, she studied nuclear architecture and regulation of transcription, and she received a Master of Science degree in Genetics. Her experience in learning and teaching scientific and medical subjects, as well as conducting research projects, has made her realize the challenges and importance of communication.

Li chose to pursue a career in medical illustration to combine her research background and visual communication skills to help scientists convey their research.  Li was recognized with the Frank H. Netter, M.D. Memorial Scholarship for anatomical excellence at Johns Hopkins. She was named a Vesalius Scholar and is the 2017 Inez Demonet recipient for the most promising new medical illustration graduate.

In her spare time, Li likes cooking, eating spicy food, traveling, running, doing outdoor activities, and playing video games.

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Inez Demonet Scholarship, The Vesalius Trust for Visual Communication in the Health Sciences, 2017
Vesalian Scholar, The Vesalius Trust for Visual Communication in the Health Sciences, 2017
Frank H. Netter M.D. Memorial Scholarship in Medical Art, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2016-2017
Award of Excellence, Instructional Anatomical Illustration, 2016 Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI) Conference, Atlanta, Georgia
William P. Didusch Scholarship, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2015-2016


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