Yi Li

Research Scientist at Heartland Plant Innovations

Email: yili@heartlandinnovations.com yili@k-state.edu


Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, Ph.D., Biochemistry, GPA 3.75, August, 2015

· Publications

o Yi Li, JeongIm Kim, Len Pysh, Clint Chapple. Arabidopsis 4CLs have overlapping yet distinct roles in phenylpropanoid metabolism. Plant Physiology (2015) 10.1104/pp.15.00838

o Jing-Ke Weng, Yi Li, Huaping Mo, Clint Chapple, Assembly of an evolutionarily new pathway for α-pyrone biosynthesis in Arabidopsis. Science 337, 960 (2012)

· Selected recognitions

o Invited Speaker, Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA 2015

o Invited speaker, Lafayette College, Easton, PA 2015

o Invited speaker, Purdue University Protein Galaxy Symposium, West Lafayette, IN 2015

o Best Poster Award, Banff Conference on Plant Secondary Metabolism, Banff, Canada, 2010

Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA, B.S., Biochemistry (major, GPA 3.81), Business management (minor, GPA 4.00), cum laude (cumulative GPA 3.77), May 2008


Plant genetics, plant molecular techniques, plant biochemistry, plant metabolic engineering and analysis, traditional/advanced cloning, PCR, qPCR, cDNA library construction, , protein expression using bacterial and yeast systems, enzyme assays and kinetics, HPLC, LC-MS, UV-Vis spectrometry, plant cell wall analysis, bioinformatics, stable-isotope labeling, and phylogenetic analysis


Native proficiency in English and Mandarin Chinese