Latest Li Lab News
January 28, 2021
Congratulations to Ashley, Gina, and Katie for their paper characterizing the secretome regulated by PVF! You can read the paper in ACS Chem Bio.
October 2, 2020
Congratulations Dr. Gina Morgan on successfully defending her thesis! We wish her the best of luck at Oerth Bio.
July 14, 2020
Congratulations to Gina for her paper characterizing the N-oxygenase in PVF biosynthesis! You can read the paper in Angewandte here!
May 1, 2020
We welcome our new post-doc, Dr. Qiang Guo, to the lab!
April 25, 2020
Welcome new first year grad students Drake Crawford and Will Simke to the lab!
June 25, 2019
Congratulations to Jon and Adam for their paper discovering the Pseudomonas aeruginosa natural product azabicyclene! You can read the paper in Org Lett here!
June 3, 2019
Congratulations to Gina, Ashley, Kevin, and Savannah for their paper on deciphering the PVF NRPS specificity! You can read the paper in Biochemistry here!
April 15, 2019
We welcome new graduate student Xiaoyan (Betty) to the lab!
April 10, 2019
Congratulations to Andy for successfully defending his thesis! Good luck in Gerry Wright's lab!!
March 14, 2019
Congratulations to Ashley for successfully defending her thesis! We look forward to seeing what you'll accomplish in Doug Mitchell's lab!
January 29, 2019
Congratulations to Kevin, Andy, and Erinn for their paper rediscovering the farnesyl transferase-inhibitor Pepticinnamin! You can read the paper in ChemBioChem here!
January 7, 2019
Congratulations to Dr. Erinn O'Neill for successfully defending her thesis! We'll miss you, and good luck at Agilent!
December 7, 2018
Congratulations to Andy and Eli for their paper studying DTP antibiotics chemistry and mode of action! You can read the paper in Chemical Research in Toxicology here!
December 1, 2018
We welcome new graduate student Rachel Johnson (number 2) to the lab!
September 20, 2018
Congratulations to Erinn, Jon, and Eli for their paper discovering bacterial molecules that suppress plant immune response. You can read the paper in P.N.A.S. here! This work was also highlighted on UNC's website
August 7, 2018
Congratulations to Ashley and Gina for their discovery of N-oxygenated compounds produced from the widespread pseudomonas virulence factor pathway. You can read their paper here
June 20, 2018
We welcome new graduate students Adam and Katie to the lab!
June 13, 2018
Congratulations to Jon for earning a Ralph Bost fellowship!
June 5, 2018
Congratulations to Rachel for earning a Clare Boothe Luce fellowship! You can read more about this competetive award here.
June 1, 2018
We bid farewell to our undergrads, Martina and Savannah, as they graduate UNC and pursue their career endeavors. Thanks for all your contributions to the lab through the years!
May 21, 2018
Congratulations to Jon and Zach for their paper characterizing the biosynthesis of methoxyvinvylglycine. You can read the paper in Angewandte here.
January 1, 2018
The lab wishes a farewell to Eli, and thanks her for her hard work in the lab. We wish her good luck in her future endeavors in Italy!
November 7, 2017
Congratulations to Jon, Wenlong, Rachel, and Kevin, on their paper in Biochemistry identifying the biosynthesis of the antibiotic, bicyclomycin. You can read the paper here.
October 5, 2017
Bo has been awarded an NIH New Innovator Award! This award is granted for high risk, high reward projects. Many thanks to the NIH, and congratulations to Bo! You can read more about this on UNC's website.
July 15, 2017
Bo has been awarded a 2017 NSF CAREER award, a prestigious award given to early-career faculty who serve as academic role models in research and education. Many thanks to NSF, and congratulations to Bo!
April 7, 2017
Congratulations, Martina Knechel, for earning a summer undergraduate research fellowship!
March 30, 2017
Congratulations, Andy Chan, for being awarded the Smithwick fellowship!
January 19, 2017
January 7, 2017
Welcome new Li Lab member, Elisabetta Massolo!
December 1, 2016
Welcome new Li Lab member, Rachel Johnson!
October 14, 2016
Bo has been named one of this year's winners of the Packard fellowship in science and engineering, awarded to the nationa's most innovative early-career scientists. Thank you to the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and congratulations to Bo! You can read more about it on UNC's website.
June 25, 2016
Bo has been named one of this year's Rita Allen Foundation Scholars. This award is given to early-career biomedical scholars studying cancer, immunology, and neuroscience. Thank you to the Rita Allen Foundation, and congratulations to Bo!