Yize 'Henry' Li

Yize 'Henry' Li

Assistant Professor, Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines and Virotherapy
 

Bio

Yize 'Henry' Li is a specialist in virology, immunology, and antiviral innate immunity. Two recent studies have focused on the pathogenesis of Middle East respiratory coronavirus and endogenous double-stranded RNA induced CNS damage in the absence of ADAR1 activity, funded by the National Institutes of Health. 

Li came to ASU from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. There, he completed postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Susan R. Weiss. In that lab, Li worked on projects such as the pathogenicity of coronaviruses, the OAS-RNase L antiviral innate immune pathways, and accumulation of endogenous dsRNA-induced central nervous system diseases. He earned his doctorate in microbiology from Institut Pasteur of Shanghai under Vincent Deubel.