Jianming Li



Dr. and Prof. Jianming Li, winner of National Outstanding Young Scientist Fund, male, was born in October 1970 at Jiangxi Province. He is the Distinguished Professor of Soochow University. He graduated from the First Military Medical University of PLA with a Bachelor's degree in 1993, with a Master's degree in 1996. In 2002, he got his Ph.D in the Third Military Medical University of China.

He was a visiting scholar of the Harvard University in the United States in 2011. And, he was the former vice Chair of Department of Pathology in Southern Medical University. He is currently the Chair of the Department of Pathology in Soochow University. He served as vice Chair of the Youth committee of the Chinese Pathologist Association, the standing member of metastasis committee of the Chinese Society of Anorectal Medicine.

As a pathologist in China, Prof. Li has long been engaged in practice of clinical pathology diagnosis, scientific research and academic teaching. His main interests of research are focused on molecular pathology of metastasis of colorectal cancer. Based on the personalized models of colorectal cancer metastasis, his group established the screening strategy for different biological characteristics of sub clones of cancer cells and found the important molecular characteristics of invasion and metastasis of colorectal cancer. Several molecular markers with clinical diagnostic value were explored by their studies. Moreover, the key mechanisms involved in colorectal cancer metastasis were found. And, the role of inflammation and EGFR signaling in the early stage of colorectal cancer invasion was explored recently. In the coming years, his group will focuse on early intervention of metastasis of colorectal cancer using some new developed strategies and models.

Over the past five years, his group has published more than 30 peer-reviewed high-impact papers in academic journals like Gut, J He patol, Cancer Res, J Pathol et al.  And, he is also the principal investigator for National Key R&D Program of China, Major Program of the National Natural Science Foundation of China and the Key R&D Program of Jiangsu Province.

He has been successfully selected for the new century talent program from the Ministry of Education of China, high-level innovation and entrepreneurship talent of Jiangsu Province, core member of innovation team of Jiangsu Province.