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Yi Li

BMMB Graduate Student-Bai Lab
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The Bai Lab

About Me

Yi Li is a PhD student from Biochemistry, Microbiology and Molecular Biology (BMMB) program at Penn State University. He received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Shandong University (Supervisor: Dr. Mingyu Wang) in China and Uppsala University (Supervisor: Dr. Fredrik Pettersson) in Sweden. He joined Bai’s Lab since January 2019 and now he is studying chromosomal interaction using a yeast model.


Research Interest

I focus on developing a new method to study chromosomal interactions.


Research Summary

I’m developing a new crosslinking, ligation - free method to study chromosomal interactions, which combines proximity methylation and whole genome bisulfite sequencing. The method shall help us better understand the interaction of chromosome in their native environment.


Programs and Training Centers


Honors and Awards

  • Pela Fay Braucher Scholarship - 2019
  • University Graduate Fellowship - 2018
  • Homer F. Braddock Scholarship - 2018