Yong Li, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatric Surgery

University of Texas, Medical School at Houston
Texas, USA
Phone: 713-500-2438
E-mail: Yong.Li.1@uth.tmc.edu


Undergraduate Education
  • 1984-1987: Henan University of Science and Technology, Luoyang Medical College, Luoyang, China-Medicine
  • 1990-1993: Shanghai Second Medical University, China - Medical science (MD)
Graduate Education
  • 1993-1996: Third Military Medical University, China - Gene Therapy, Cellular Biology and Pathology (PhD)
Postgraduate Training

First Postdoctoral training

  • 1997-1999 Imperial College School of Medicine, London, U.K

Second Postdoctoral training

  • 1999-2002 Children’s Hospital of UPMC, University of Pittsburgh, U.S.A


Dr. Yong Li completed his medical education MD and Ph.D. training in China. He went to the Imperial College in London for his 1st postdoc fellowship, and then he started his 2nd postdoc associated job in the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh in 1999. He was appointed as a research assistant professor on 2002 and promoted to director of the molecular pathology laboratory and a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Orthopedics, Pathology, and Bioengineering of the University of Pittsburgh in 2005. Then he was appointed a laboratory director and Associate Professor of Center Stem Cell for Regenerative Medicine and Pediatric, Orthopedic and Internal Medicine of University of Texas Medical School at Houston in 2011. Dr. Li has more than one hundred peer-reviewed publications and his team is well-founded through DOD and NIH grants. He owns twenty national and international awards, including the Michael Miller Young Investigator Award from UPMC. He also was a student mentor of National Goldwater scholarship.

Research Interest

  • Adult stem cell regulation
  • Musculoskeletal regeneration
  • Fibrosis
  • Translational studies

Scientific Activities

1987-1990 Resident, General Surgery Section, Louyang 4th Hospital, P.R. China.
1996-1998 Chief Resident, Dept. of Hepatobiliary Surgery, Southwest Hospital, Chongqing, P.R. China.
2002-2004 Research Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, PA, USA
2004-2011 Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, PA 15213, USA
2005 Key Faculty member of McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
2005-2011 Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, PA, USA.
2006-2011 Tenure Track Assistant Professor, and Director of Laboratory of Molecular Pathology, Children’s Hospital of UPMC, and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine.
2007-2011 Faculty Member of the Cellular and Molecular Pathology (CMP) Graduate Training Program, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
2007-2012 Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh
2008-2011 Faculty, Mentor of undergraduate student research, School of Arts and Science, University of Pittsburgh
2008-2010 Chairperson, Scientific Research Seminar Series, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
2009-2011 Faculty, Medical Scientist (MD/PhD) Training Program, University of Pittsburgh & Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
2011- Present Associate Professor, Department of Pediatric Surgery, University of Texas, Medical School at Houston, TX, USA
2011- Present Laboratory Director, Associate Professor, Center of Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, The Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine for the Prevention of Human Diseases (IMM), University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, TX
2012- 2016 Associate Professor, Department of NanoMedicine and Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas, Medical School at Houston, TX, USA
2012- Present Regular Member, University of Texas, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston, TX, USA
2015- Present Associate Professor, the Center for Tissue Engineering and Aging Research, McGovern Medical School, University of Texas at Houston
2016- Present Associate Professor, the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston (UT Health).
2017- Present Deputy Director, Senior Scientist, Center for Regenerative Sports Medicine (CRSM), Steadman Philippon Research Institute (SPRI), Vail, CO
Honors and Awards
  • 1992 Visiting Researcher Fellowship, Basic Medical Research Institute in Beijing
  • 1995 Visiting Researcher Fellowship, Basic Medical Research Institute in Beijing
  • 1996 Outstanding Graduate Student Prize, Third Military Medical University, China
  • 2001 New Investigator Recognition Award, ORS 4th Combined Meeting, Rhodes Island, Greece, June 1-3
  • 2002 “Senator Santorum Scholar Award” for “The use of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) to digest scar tissue in muscle” Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2003 Aircast Award for Basic Science Research, AOSSM Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, July 21
  • 2003 One of the top ten scientific posters, American Society for Cell Biology Press Book, San Francisco, CA, December 13-17
  • 2005 Scholarship for the OED course from Bench Top to Bedside, University of Pittsburgh, January –April
  • 2006 Invited attendee of 2006 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Developmental Biology in Orthopaedics (DBO) Research Symposium, Toronto, Canada, October 26-28, 2006
  • 2006 Award student Mentor, the Award for Outstanding Research in Biochemistry/Cell Biology, and the prestigious Award for Overall Excellence in Research at the 2006 AMA-MSS National Research Poster Competition (among 120 posters).
  • 2007 Poster Session Winner on the Tissue Engineering International and Regenerative Medicine Society-North American Chapter (TERMIS) was held in Toronto, Canada, week of June 11, 2007.
  • 2007 Invited as one of University of Pittsburgh Representatives, 7th International Stem Cell Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, Oct. 29-30, 2007.
  • 2007 Invited attendee of Academic Entrepreneurship: the Business of Commercial Innovation, University of Pittsburgh, November -December 2007.
  • 2008 The Michael Miller Young Investigator Award at Children's Hospital of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), June, 2008.
  • 2008 Nomination list of The Donald S. Fraley Award for Medical Student Mentoring, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, 2008.
  • 2009 Awarded Student <Dr. William Wang> Mentor, the Bert and Sally O'Malley Award for Outstanding Medical Research by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2009.
  • 2009 Supervisor, summer intern <Ms. Wen Xu> first place winner of Children's Hospital of UPMC summer student poster day among 34 posters, 2009.
  • 2009 Mentor, Awarded Chancellor's Undergraduate Student <Ms. Wen Xu> Research Fellowship 2010 Spring Term, 2009.
  • 2010 Supervisor, 2010 (Wen Xu), 2011 (Chris Romano) Brackenridge fellow, University Honors College, University of Pittsburgh.
  • 2011 Mentor, 2011 national Goldwater scholarship (Wen Xu).
  • 2013 Supervisor, Dean’s Office for the 2013 MS-1 (Fu Chen) Summer Research Program (SRP), UT health.
  • 2013 Mentor, scholar winner (Fu Chen) the Scholarly Concentration program in the Department of Nanomedicine and Biomedical Engineering, UT Health.
  • 2014 Mentor, travel award in the American Society for Neural Therapy and Repair (ASNTR) 2014 conference.
  • 2015 Honorable Guest speech on the Dais at Opening Ceremony, the theme ‘From Basic Immune Understanding to latest Immunology’ in the Immunology Summit-2015, Sept. 28, 2015, Houston, TX, USA.
  • 2015 Postdoctoral research fellow, Dr. Kinga Vojnits wan the best presentation award, on “Regenerative Medicine at the Texas Medical Center Meeting”, date of October 15, 2015


  1. Huang XZ, He CJ, Xu XJ, Li Y, .An analysis of handprint patterns of heredo-ataxia kinship. Acta Anthropologica Ainica 1990; 9(1):89.
  2. Li Y, Huang Y. An investigation of S-100 protein in sciatic nerve trunk of rat. Chinese J Anatomy 1996;19(1):52.
  3. Li Y, Huang Y, Fan M. The change of S-100 protein during degeneration and regeneration of rats sciatic nerves after being crushed. Chinese J Anatomy 1996;19(4):303.
  4. Li Y, Han BL, Wang HX, Li K. Experimental study of immune tolerance induced by recombinant human TGF-b1 in rat and the influence of TGF-b1 on the expression of Hela cells MHC antigens. Acta Academiac Medicine Militaris Tertiac 1996;18(5):439.
  5. Li Y, Li K, Han BL. Measuring bioactive TGF-b1 by cell growth inhibition. Acta Academiac Medicine Militaris Tertiac 1999; 21(2):138.
  6. Li Y, Han BL, Wang HX, Long JY, Li K. Expression and identification of human TGF-beta1 in NIH/3T3 cells. Acta Academiac Medicine Militaris Tertiac 2000; 22(1): 68.
  7. Li Y, Han BL, Li K, Jiao LR, Habib N, Wang H. TGF-b1 inhibits HLA-DR and 2-M expression in Hela cells induced with r-IFN. Transplantation Proceedings 1999; 31: 2143.
  8. Jiao RL, Havlik R, Seifalian A, Li Y, Marserille O, KerkhoffsW, Davidson B, Habib N. Liver function and haemodynamic improvement following enhanced portal flow with an implanted portal pump: a cirrhotic porcine model. GUT 1999;41:A45.
  9. Li Y, Huard J. Muscle derived stem cell transdifferentiate into myofibroblast in injured muscle. American J Pathology. 2002; 161 (3): 895-907.
  10. Huard J, Yokoyama T, Pruchnic R, Qu Z, Li Y, Lee JY, Somogyi G, de Groat WC, Chancellor MB. The use of muscle derived stem cells for urological dysfunction. Gene Therapy 2002; 9(23): 1617-1626.
  11. Chan YS, Li Y, Horaguchi T, Foster W, Somogi G, Fu FH, Huard J. The antifibrotic effects of suramin in injured skeletal muscle after laceration. J Applied Physiology 2003; 95:771-780.
  12. Li Y, Foster W, Deasy BM, Chan YS, Prisk V, Tang Y, Cummins J, Huard J. TGF-b1 induces the differentiation of myogenic cells into fibrotic cells in injured skeletal muscle: a key event in muscle fibrogenesis. American J Pathology 2004;164(3):1007-1019.
  13. Foster W, Li Y, Usas A, Somogyi A, Huard J. gamma-INF as an antifibrotic agent in skeletal muscle. J Orthopaedic Research 2003;21:798-804.
  14. Chan YS, Li Y, Horaguchi T, Foster W, Somogyi G, Fu FH, Huard J. The use of suramin, an antifibrotic agent, to improve muscle recovery after strain injury. American J Sports Medicine. 2005; 33 (1):43-51 (first shown online Dec 9, 2004)
  15. Sato K, Li Y, Foster W, Fukushima K, Badlani N, Nodachi N, Usas A, Fu FH, Huard J. Improvement of muscle healing through enhancement of muscle regeneration and prevention of fibrosis. Muscle & Nerve 2003; 28(3):365-372.
  16. Li Y, Negishi S, Sakamoto M, Usas A, Huard J. The use of relaxin improves healing in injured muscle. Annals of NY Academic Science. 2005; 1041:395-398.
  17. Chen X, Mao Z, Liu S, Liu H, Wang X, Wu H, Wu Y, Zhao T, Fan W, Li Y, Yew DT, Kindler PM, Li L, He Q, Qian L, Wang X, Fan M. Dedifferentiation of Adult Human Myoblasts Induced by CNTF in Vitro. Mol Biol Cell. 2005 Jul;16(7):3140-3151. Epub 2005 Apr 20.
  18. Negishi S, Li Y, Usas A, Ryosuke K, Foster W, Fu FH, Huard J. The effect of relaxin treatment in skeletal muscle injuries. American J Sports Medicine. 2005 Dec;33(12):1816-24. Epub 2005 Sep 12.
  19. Shen W, Li Y, Tang Y, Cummins J, Huard J. NS398, a cylooxygenase-2 specific inhibitor, delayed skeletal muscle healing by decreasing regeneration and promoting fibrosis. American J Pathology 2005;167:(4):1105-1117.
  20. Shen W, Prisk V, Li Y, Fu FH, Huard J. Inhibited skeletal muscle healing in cyclooxygenase-2 gene deficiency mice, the roles of PGE2 and PGF2a in myofiber fusion. J Applied Physiology 2006 101(4):1215-1221 (Epub 2006 Jun 15)
  21. Matsuura T, Li Y, Giacobino JP, Fu FH, Huard J. Skeletal muscle fiber type conversion during the repair of mouse soleus: Potential implications for muscle healing after injury. J Orthopaedic Research 2007 Nov;25(11):1534-40. Epub 207 Jun 25
  22. Bedair H, Liu TT, Kaar J, Shown B, Russell A, Huard J, Li Y, Matrix Metalloproteinase (MMP) Therapy Improves Muscle Healing. J Applied Physiology 2007 Jun;102(6):2338-2345.
  23. Li Y, Li J, Foster W, Tang Y, Xiao X, Huard J. Decorin promotes muscle cell differentiation and muscle regeneration. Molecular Therapy 2007 Sep;15(9):1616-22. Epub 2007 Jul 3.
  24. Shen W, Li Y, Zhu, JH, Schwendener R, Huard J. Interaction between macrophages, TGF-beta1, and the COX-2 pathway during the inflammatory phase of skeletal muscle healing after injury. J Cell Physiol. 2008 Feb;214(2):405-12.
  25. Zhu JH*, Li Y, Shen W, Qiao CP, Ambrosio F, Lavasani M, Nozaki M, Branca MF, Huard J. Relationships between TGF-b1, Myostatin, and decorin: Implications for skeletal muscle fibrosis. J Bio Chem 2007 Aug 31;282(35):25852-63. Epub 2007 Jun
  26. Bedair HS, Karthikeyan T, Quintero A, Li Y, Huard J. Angiotensin II Receptor Blockade Administered After Injury Improves Muscle Regeneration and Decreases Fibrosis in Normal Skeletal Muscle. Am J Sports Med. 2008;36(8):1548-54. Epub 2008 Jun 11.
  27. Deasy BM, Feduska JM, Payne TR, Li Y, Huard J. Role of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) on the Vascularization and Fibrosis of Regenerating Skeletal Muscle Tissue/Fibers. Molecular Therapy 2009;17(10):1788-1798.
  28. Wang W, Pan HY, Murray K, Jefferson M, Li Y. MMP1 promotes muscle cells migration and differentiation. American J Pathology 2009, 174 (2); 541-549.
  29. Kaar JL, Li Y, Blair HC, Huard J, Russell A. Improve the efficacy of Matrix Metalloproteinase-1 treatment of muscle fibrosis. Acta Biomaterialia 2008 Sep;4(5): 1411-20. Epub 2008 Apr 7.
  30. He F, Zhang Q, Kuruba R, Gao X, Li Y, Gong W, Jiang Y, Xie W, Li S. Upregulation of Decorin by FXR in Vascular Smooth muscle Cells. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2008;372(4):746-751.
  31. Nozaki M, Li Y, Zhu J, Ambrosio F, Uehara K, Fu FH, Huard J. Improved Muscle Healing After Contusion Injury by the Inhibitory Effect of Suramin on Myostatin, a Negative Regulator of Muscle Growth. American J Sports Med. 2008 Dec;36(12):2354-2362. Epub 2008 Aug 25.
  32. Mu XD, Li Y, Conditional TGF-beta1 treatment increase stem cell-like cells population myoblasts. Journal Cellular Molecular Medicine 2011;15(3): 679-690 [Epub ahead of print 2010 Feb 23].
  33. Li Y, Huard J. Isolating stem cells from soft musculoskeletal tissues. Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) 2010 July 4 (41). pii 2011, doi: 10.3791/2011.
  34. Bellayr IH, Gharaibeh H, Huard J, Li Y. Skeletal muscle-derived stem cells differentiate into hepatocyte-like cells and aid in liver regeneration. Int J Clin Exp Pathol 2010;3(7):681-690.
  35. Bellayr I, Mu XD, Li Y. Biochemical insights into the role of matrix metalloproteinases in the regeneration: challenges and recent developments. Future Medicinal Chemistry 2009;1(6):1095-1111.
  36. Chen XP, Li Y. Role of matrix metalloproteinases in skeletal muscle: migration, differentiation, regeneration and fibrosis. Cell Adhesion & Migration 2009; 3(4):337-41.
  37. Bellayr I, Li Y. Stem Cells: It's Good to Have Choices? Journal of the American College of Certified Wound Specialists 2009;1(3):92-95.
  38. Bellayr, IH, Walters, T., & Li Y. Scarless healing. Journal of the American College of Certified Wound Specialists 2010; 2(2)40-43.
  39. Mu X.D., Bellayr, I.H., Walters, T., & Li Y,. Mediators Leading to Fibrosis - How to Measure and Control Them in Tissue Engineering. Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics, 2010; 20(2)110-118.
  40. Mu XD, Urso M, Murray K, Fu F, Li Y,. Relaxin regulates MMP expression in myogenic cells and promotes satellite cell activation during muscle dealing of both young and aged mice. American J Pathology 2010;177(5)2399-2410
  41. Chirieleison SM, Scelfo CC, Bissell TA, Anderson JE, Li Y, Koebler D, Deasy BM. Automated live cell imaging systems reveal dynamic cell behavior. Biotechnology Progress. 2011 April 20. doi:10.1002.
  42. Zhu JH, Li Y, Lu AP, Gharaibeh B, Ma JQ, Quintero A, Huard J. Follostatin improves skeletal muscle healing by blocking TGF-beta like signaling pathway. American J Pathology 2011; 179(2): 915-930.
  43. Mu XD, Peng HR, Pan HY, Huard J, Li Y. Study of muscle cell dedifferentiation after skeletal muscle injury of mice with a Cre-Lox system. PloS One 2011;6(2): e16699
  44. Mu XD, Xiang GH, Rathbone CR, Pan HY, Bellayr IH, Walter TJ, Li Y. Slow-adhering stem cells derived from injured skeletal muscle have improved regenerative capacity. American J Pathology 2011;179(2):931-941.
  45. Ma, JQ*, Holden K*, Zhu JH, Pan HY, Li Y,. The Application of Three-Dimensional Collagen- Scaffolds Seeded with Myoblasts to Repair Skeletal Muscle Defects. Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology 2011;2011:812135. Epub 2011 Dec 12.
  46. Xu W, Cox CS, Li Y. Induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells for peripheral nerve regeneration. Journal of Stem Cell 2011; 6(1):39-50.
  47. Nozaki M, Ota S, Terada S, Li Y, Uehare K, Gharaiben B, Fu FF, Huard J. Timing of the administration of suramin treatment after muscle injury. Muscle & Nerve 2012; Jul;46(1):70-9. doi: 10.1002/mus.23280.
  48. Gharaibeh B, Deasy B, Lavasani M, Cummins JH, Li Y, Huard J. Musculoskeletal tissue injury and repair: Role of stem cells, their differentiation, and paracrine effects. Muscle. 2012;2:881-897.
  49. Lin B, Kim J, Li YX, Pan HY, Carvajal-Vergara X, Salama G, Cheng T, Li Y, Lo CW, Yang L. High purity enrichment of functional cardiac lineage cells from human iPS cells. Circulation Research 2012; Aug 1;95(3):327-35. Epub 2012 Jun 6
  50. Tang YD*, Xu W*, Pan HY, Li Y. Benefits of dedifferentiated stem cells for neural regeneration. Stem Cell and Discovery 2012, 2(3):108-121
  51. Bellayr I, Holden K, Mu XD, Li Y. Matrix Metalloproteinase inhibition negative affects muscle stem cell behavior. Int J Clin Exp Pathol 2013;6(2):124-141. Epub 2013 Jan 15.
  52. Mu XD, Bellayr I, Choi YH, Pan HY, Li Y. Regeneration of soft tissue is promoted by MMP1 after digit amputation in mice. Plos One 2013;8(3): e59105. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0059105
  53. Lian G, Romano C, Li Y. Evaluation of decellularization and recellularization for musculoskeletal regenerative medicine. Journal of Musculoskeletal Res. (in press)
  54. Choi YH, Cox CS, Lally KP, Li Y. The strategy and method in modulating finger regeneration. Regenerative Medicine 2014; 9(2):231-242
  55. Pan HY, Vojnits K, Liu T, Yang L, Wang YG, Huard J, Cox C, Lally K, Li Y. MMP1 gene therapy to improve myoblast transplantation in MDX mice. Cell Adhesion & Migration 2015, Jul 4;9(4):283-92. doi: 10.4161/19336918.2014.983799.
  56. Vojnits K, Zhan M, Cox CS, Li Y. Small embryonic stem cell, a new type of stem cell. Journal of Stem Cell 2014; 9(1):1-16. <This study figure was selected for this journal cover arts>
  57. Choi YH, Meng FW, Cox CS, Lally KP, J Huard, Li Y. Regeneration and regrowth potentials of digit tips in amphibians and mammals International Journal of Cell Biology 2017;2017:5312951. doi: 10.1155/2017/5312951. Epub 2017 Apr 10.
  58. Chatterjee S, Yin HS, Nam D, Li Y, Ma K. Brain and muscle Arnt-like 1 promotes skeletal muscle regeneration through satellite cell expansion. Experimental Cell Research 2015 Feb 1;331(1):200-10. doi: 10.1016/j.yexcr.2014.08.041. Epub 2014 Sep 9.
  59. Pan HY, Vojnits K, Mu XD, Li Y. Use of cre-loxP recombination technique for myogenic differentiation studies. Methods Mol Biol. (2017, under pending)
  60. Vojnits K, Pan HY, Mu XD, Li Y. Characterization of an injury induced population of muscle derived stem cell-like cells. Scientific Reports 2015;5:17355.
  61. Liao GP, Choi Y, Vojnits K, Xue H, Aroom K, Meng FW, Pan HY, Hetz RA, Corkins CJ, Hughes TG, Triolo F, Johnson A, Moise KJ, Lally KP, Cox, Jr. CS, Li Y. Tissue engineering to repair diaphragmatic defect in a rat model. Stem Cell International. 2017, doi.org/10.1155/2017/1764523
  62. Chen F*, Vojnits K*, Hayes-Jordan A, Li Y. MMP Inhibition Induces Mesenchymal-Epithelial Transition of Human Osteosarcoma Cells in vitro. Journal of Molecule and Cell Biology 2016;e2:009.
  63. Choi Y, Meng FW, Vojnits K, Xue H, Liao GP, Aroom K, Pan HY, Triolo F, Lally FP, Cox, Jr. CS, Li Y. Biological approach to repair the defect in a rat diaphragmatic hernia model. Journal of Tissue Engineering. (under reviewing)
  64. Vojnits K, Pan HY, Sun H, Tong QC, Darabi R, Huard J, Li Y. Functional neuronal differentiation of the injury induced muscle-derived stem cell-like cells with therapeutic implications (2014, award selected from ASNTR meeting). Scientific Report. 2017, doi:10.1038/s41598-017-01311-4.
  65. Murray IR, Gonzalez, Baily J, Dobie R, Wallace RJ, Mackinnon AC, Smith JR, Greenhalgh SN, Thompson AI, Conroy KP, Griggs DW, Ruminski PG, Gray GA, Singh M, Campbell MA, Kendall TJ, Dai XJ, Li Y, Iredale JP, Simpson H, Huard J, Peault B and Henderson NC. Αv integrins on perivascular mesenchymal 1 cells critically regulate skeletal and cardiac muscle fibrosis. Nature Communications 2017 Oct 24;8(1):1118. doi: 10.1038/s41467-017-01097-z.
  66. Pan HY, Vojnits K, Xu W, Ma JQ, Lu L, Li Y. Identification of myogenic precursor cells from the murine intercostal muscles. Cell Transplantation (2017, invited article)
  67. Matthias N, Hunt SD, Wu JB, Lo J, Smith LA Callahan, Li Y, Huard J, Darabi R. Volumetric muscle loss repair using in situ casting of fibrin gel seeded with muscle-derived stem cells (MDSCs). Stem Cell Res. 2018, 27:65-73.
  68. Pan HY, Choi YH, Vojnits K, Meng FW, Li Y. Aging-resistance in the health murine intercostals muscles. Journal of Cellular Physiology (under reviewing).
  69. Dai XJ, Yang F, Shi XB, Huard J, Li Y. The potential mechanism behinds physical exercise vs. epigenetic regulations on preventing breast cancer. Journal of Cancer Prevention & Current Research 2017, 8(4):00282.
  70. Yang F, Bai XJ, Dai XJ, Mary HA, Huard J, Li Y. Cellar and molecular interactions of wound healing. Journal of Regenerative Medicine. (Accepted, 2018/6) Reviews
  71. Li Y, Zhao MY. Current Opinion of skull defect repair. Medicine Militaris Tertiac 1994; 411(2):67.
  72. Li Y, Hang Y. S-100 protein and peripheral nerve (review). Chinese J Anatomy 1995; 18(5):481.
  73. Li Y, Han BL. Transforming growth factor-b1 (TGF-b1) and organ transplantation. Foreign Medical Science: Trauma and Basic Surgery 1995;16(4):196.
  74. Li Y, Han BL. The theoretical basis of local immunosuppression for treating organ transplant rejection. Scientific American(Chinese) 1996;6:50.
  75. Li Y, Han BL. Combining gene transfer: A new strategy for cancer gene therapy. Chinese Cancer and Clinic 1996;23(suppl):208.
  76. Li Y, Cummins J and Huard J. Muscle injury and repair. Current Opinion in Orthopaedics 2001;12:409-415.
  77. Huard J, Li Y, and Fu F. Muscle injury and repair: Current trends in research. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 2002;84A:822-832.
  78. Huard J, Li Y, Peng H, Fu F. Gene therapy & Tissue Engineering for Sport Medicine. J Gene Medicine 2003;5:93-108.
  79. Deasy BM, Li Y, Huard J. Tissue Engineering with muscle stem cells. Current Opinion in Biotechnology 2004;15:419-423.
  80. Li Y, Fu FH, Huard J. The use of antifibrosis agents as a novel way to improve muscle healing after sport related muscle injuries. J Physician and Sportsmedicine 2005,33(5): 44-50.
  81. Shen W, Li Y, Huard J. Musculoskeletal gene therapy, and its potential use in the treatment of complicated musculoskeletal infection. Infectious Disease Clinics of North America 2005 Dec;19(4):1007-1022.
  82. Mu XD, Wang W, Li Y, Myoblast transplantation and fibrosis prevention in diseased muscle (invited review). US Musculoskeletal Review, 2009; 4(1):74-77.
  83. Li Y. Aging, its current challenges to life scientists. Journal of Aging Science 2013;1:104-109.
  84. Vojnits K and Li Y. The role of immune privilege in stem cells. Journal of Stem Cell and Transplantation. 2014, 2(1):4-10.
  85. Ren YP, Kolonin M, Li Y. Fat grafting with adipose stem cells: success and challenge. J Stem Cell Research 2015; 1(3), 1-5.
  86. Lugo, R, C Dyer, Li Y. Exercise-Induced Benefits of Cardiovascular Disease and Aging Prevention: A Mini-Review. Journal of Aging Science 2016, 4(2):154-157.
  87. Lee J, Li Y. Frailty and potential biomarkers in aging. Journal of Aging Science 2016, 4:e121. doi:10.4172/2329-8847.1000e121.
  88. Huard J, Lu AP, Mu XD, Guo P, Li Y. Muscle Injuries and Repair. What’s new in the horizon! Cells Tissues Organs, 2016, 202(3-4):227-236.
  89. Dai XJ, Yang F, Li Y. Modification and motivation of stem cells in injury tissues. Stem Cell Open Access Journal (Invited article, 7/2017)
  90. Yang F, Li Y. The interaction between resident stem cells and oxidative stress in wound healing. Journal of the American College of Certified Wound Specialists. (Editor com, 2017).

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