Professional Activities

Positions and Employment:

1982-1987   Resident, Department of Infectious Disease, Xinzhou Central Hospital, China
1990-1992  Attending Physician, Department of Infectious Disease, Shanxi Medical University, China
1998-2005   Research Associate, Department of Microbiology, University of Minnesota
2005-2008    Senior Research Associate, Department of Microbiology, University of Minnesota
2008-2010 Research Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, University of Minnesota
2010-Present  Associate Professor, School of Biological Sciences and Nebraska Center for Virology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


1994  Guanhua Scholarship, Beijing Medical University
1995  First Prize-Research Thesis, Chinese Society of Laboratory Medicine
1996 First Prize of the Science and Technology Advancement for HCV diagnostic research, Ministry of Health of China (team award)
2005   Retrovirus Paper of the Year, Retrovirology (Li. Q., et al. Nature 2005)
2009 Nature’s choice as one of nine papers in the “Frontiers in HIV/AIDS,” highlighting progress made in recent years in HIV/AIDS research (Li, Q., et al. Nature 2009)
2010-Present Investigator, Center for Systems and Translational Research on Infectious Diseases, University of Washington
2012 T.O. Haas Faculty Award for the outstanding contribution in research for the School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Professional Memberships and Service:

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Society for Virology
  • Society for Mucosal Immunology
  • American Associate of Immunologists
  • Editor, Open Access Journal of Science and Technology (2012-present)
  • Editor, Current HIV Research (2010-present)
  • Editor, Chinese Medical Journal (English) (2010-2014)
  • Editor,ISRN AIDS
  • Editor, Austin Journal of Clinical Immunology
  • Editor, International STD Research & Reviews
  • Editor, International Journal of Virology Studies & Research
  • Editor-in-chief,Journal of Genomes and Proteomes
  • Member, AIDS Discovery and Development of Therapeutics (ADDT) study section (November 15, 2011)
  • Member, AIDS Immunology and Pathogenesis (AIP) study section (March 19, 2012)
  • Member, Tulane National Primate Research Center (TNPRC) special emphasis panel (March 14, 2012)
  • Member, Comparative Medicine (CM) special emphasis panel (June 25-26, 2013)
  • Member, National Natural Science Foundation of international cooperation project panel, China (May 18, 2014)

Qingsheng Li

Associate Professor


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