Jie Li

Other Faculty

Jie Li

Other Faculty

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology


I am an associate research scientist at the Vascular Biology Center. My current research is supported by AHA SDG grant initiated July 1st 2016.

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  • Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences, General University of South Dakota, 2008

Awards & Honors

  • New Investigator Travel Award of the Basic Cardiovascular Sciences Conference American Heart Association, 2011

  • Poster Award of the Protein Quality Control Symposium University of South Dakota, 2011

  • University of South Dakota Graduate Research Grant University of South Dakota, 2005

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • VBIO 9010

    Seminar in Vascular Bio

Teaching Interests



Selected Recent Publications

  • Transient inhibition of neddylation at neonatal stage evokes reversible cardiomyopathy and predisposes the heart to isoproterenol-induced heart failure., 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Ufm1-Specific Ligase Ufl1 Regulates Endoplasmic Reticulum Homeostasis and Protects Against Heart Failure., 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Neddylation mediates ventricular chamber maturation through repression of Hippo signaling., 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Cardiac proteasome functional insufficiency plays a pathogenic role in diabetic cardiomyopathy., 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Ubiquitin and ubiquitin-like proteins in cardiac disease and protection., 2015
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

I have been working with rodents with a focus on the pathophysiology and molecular biology of the heart for more than 15 years. During my previous training, I have acquired significant expertise to study protein quality control in vitro and in vivo. After joining Dr. Huabo Su’s laboratory at Georgia Regents University, I have developed my research interest in the interplay of ufmylation, neddylation and protein quality control,