Research

At the Li lab, we are interested in engineering cellular and molecular systems to address a range of diseases, including gastrointestinal disorders, cancer, and infectious diseases. Examples are shown below:

1. Engineering milk proteins as carriers for oral vaccination (2018 CDMRP Discovery Grant)

2. Developing biomimetic vesicles to nucleic acid delivery (Research Capability Grant from the Research and Innovation Agency at the Ministry of Education in Saudi Arabia)

3. Protein engineering for cancer immunotherapy (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Northeastern University Joint Program in Cancer Drug Development Award)

4. Engineering Bacillus subtilis spores as a versatile and stable platform for production of therapeutics