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Yue Li, MD, PhD

Academic Title:

Research Associate

Primary Appointment:


Additional Title:

Research Associate


20 Penn Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

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Education and Training

M.D. – Chinese Traditional Medicine, ShanXi Medical University, China

Ph.D. – Medical Science, Saitama Medical University, Japan

Postdoctoral – National Institute on Aging, NIH


2014~ 2016              Research Specialist, University of Iowa College of Medicine

2016~ 2017              Research Technologist, Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute

2017~ present          Research Associate, Department of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Research/Clinical Keywords

Dr. YUE LI had been studying Ca2+ -induce-Ca2+-release (CICR) mechanism in cardiac muscle, phospholamban (PLB) phosphorylation in sinoatrial node cell (SANC) and intestinal immune regulation for years. She is an expertise in the area of physiology, molecular and cellular biology as well as immunology. After she joined Dr. Anna Birukova and Dr. Konstantin Birukov’s lab, she is concentrated in the study of molecular mechanisms in the regulation of lung endothelial barrier function and is trying to find novel barrier-protective and anti-inflammatory drugs in acute lung injury.

Highlighted Publications

Li Y, Saito Y, Suzuki M, Ueda H, Endo M, Maruyama K. Kyotorphin has a novel action on rat cardiac muscle. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 339 (2006) 805-9..

Chen BY, Li Y, Jiang SX, Xie YP, Guo A, Kutschke W, Zimmerman K, Weiss R, Miller FJ., Anderson ME, Song LS. β-Adrenergic receptor antagonists ameliorate myocyte T-tubule remodeling following myocardial infarction. FASEB J 2012 Jun;26(6):2531-7. Epub 2012 Feb 28.

Li Y, Chen HL, Bannick N, Henry M, Holm AN, Metwali A, Urban JF., Rothman PB, Weiner GJ, Blazar BR, Elliott DE and Ince MN. Intestinal Helminths Regulate Lethal Acute Graft-versus-Host Disease and Preserve the Graft-versus-Tumor Effect in Mice. J Immunol. 2015 Feb 1;194(3):1011-20.

Li Y, Sirenko S, Riordon DR, Yang DM, Spurgeon H, Lakatta EG. and Vinogradova TM. CaMKII-dependent Phosphorylation Regulates Basal Cardiac Pacemaker Function via Modulation of Local Ca2+ Releases. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2016 Jul 8:ajpheart.00765.2015. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00765.2015