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Aihua Li

Anna (Aihua) Li

Current position  

PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow; Department of Pathology & Molecular Medicine; Division: Anatomy

Contact

McMaster University, 3H31 Health Sciences Centre, 1200 Main St W, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8N 3Z5

Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 20773
Email: liaih@mcmaster.ca

Education

Sept 2011 - 2016 PhD; McMaster University; Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Statistics; "Genetic Epidemiology in Obesity"
Sept 2009 - Aug 2011 MSc; McMaster University; Specialty: Clinical Epidemiology 
Sept 1992 - Jul 1995 MSc; Capital University of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China; Specialty: Neurobiochemistry & Pharmacology
Sept 1987 - Jul 1992 MD, Huanan University, Hunan, China; Specialty: Clinical Medicine

Publications

  • Nead KT, Li A, Wehner MR, et al. Contribution of common non-synonymous variants in PCSK1 to body-mass index variation and risk of obesity: a systematic review and meta-analysis with evidence from up to 315,781 individuals. Hum Mol Genet, 2015; 24(12): 3582-94
  • Robiou-du-Pont S,Li A, Christie S, Sohani ZN,Meyre D. Should we have blind faith in bioinformatics software? Illustrations from the SNAP web-based tool. PLoS One. 10(3):e0118925
  • Li A, Meyre D. Jumping on the train of personalized medicine: a primer for non-geneticist clinicians: Part 3. Clinical applications in the personalized medicine area. Curr Psychiatry Rev. 2014; 10: 118-132
  • Li A, Meyre D. Jumping on the train of personalized medicine: a primer for non-geneticist clinicians: Part 2. Fundamental concepts in genetic epidemiology. Curr Psychiatry Rev. 2014; 10: 101-117
  • Li A, Meyre D. Jumping on the train of personalized medicine: a primer for non-geneticist clinicians: Part 1. Fundamental concepts in molecular genetics. Curr Psychiatry Rev. 2014; 10: 91-100
  • Sarin S, Boivin F, Li A, Lim J, Svajger B, Rosenblum ND, Bridgewater D. β-catenin overexpression in the metanephric mesenchyme leads to renal dysplasia genesis via cell-autonomous and non-cell-autonomous mechanisms. Am J Pathol 2014 May;184(5):1395-410.
  • Li A, Meyre D. Challenges in reproducibility of genetic association studies: lessons learned from the obesity field.  Int J Obes. 2013 Apr; 37(4):559-67
  • Li A, Hou DY, Shen F, Seidlitz EP, Potter MA. Luciferase therapeutic microcapsules for gene therapy. Artif Cells Blood Substit Immobil Biotechnol. 2009;37(6):235-44.
  • Li A, Bourgeois J, Potter M, Chang PL.  Isolation of human fetal myoblasts and its application for microencapsulation. J Cell Mol Med. 2008; 271-80
  • Pattison S, Bourgeois J, Li AA, Nowaczyk MJM, Potter MA. Multidisciplinary study of in utero presentation of fetal GM1 gangliosidosis at 17 weeks gestation. Mol Genet Metab. 2007; 90(3): 242
  • Wen J, Xu N, Li A, Bourgeois J, Ofosu, Hortelano G. Encapsulated human primary myoblasts deliver functional hFIX in hemophilic mice. J Gene Med. 2007; 9(11):1002-10
  • Li A, Hou DY, Shen F, Seidlitz EP, Potter M.  Luciferase therapeutic microcapsules for gene therapy. Oral presentation in 2006 ASGT.
  • Shi W, Bastianutto C,Li A, et al. Multiple dysregulated pathways in nasopharyngeal carcinoma revealed by gene expression profiling. Int J Cancer. 2006; 119(10):2467
  • Li A, Shen F, Zhang T, Cirone P, Potter M, Chang PL.  Enhancement of myoblast encapsulation for gene therapy. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2006 May;77(2):296-306.
  • Shen F, Li A, Gong YK, Somers S, Potter MA, Winnik FM, Chang PL. Encapsulation of recombinant cells with a novel magnetized alginate for magnetic resonance imaging. Hum Gene Ther. 2005 Aug;16(8):971-84.
  • Shen F, Li A, Cornelius RM, Cirone P, Childs RF, Brash JL, Chang PL. Biological properties of photocrosslinked alginate microcapsules. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2005 Nov;75(2):425-34.
  • Li A, Yip KW, Li JH, Liu FF. The Potential Role of Pidd in Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma (NPC) Gene Therapy. Medical Biophysics Research Symposium. Toronto. 2003
  • Yip KW, Li A, Li JH, Shi W, Chia MC, Rashid SA, Mocanu JD, Louie AV, Sanchez O, Huang D, Busson P, Yeh WC, Gilbert R, O'sullivan B, Gullane P, Liu FF. Potential utility of BimS as a novel apoptotic therapeutic molecule. Mol Ther. 2004 Sep;10(3):533-44.
  • Li A, Ng E, Shi Wei, Lee A, Chia M, Liu TJ, Huang D, O'Sullivan B, Gullane P, Liu FF. Potential efficacy of p16 gene therapy for EBV-positive nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Int J Cancer. 2004 Jun 20;110(3):452-8.
  • Lee A, Li JH, Shi W, Li A, Ng E, Liu TJ, Klamut HJ, Liu FF. p16 gene therapy: a potentially efficacious modality for nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Mol Cancer Ther. 2003 Oct;2(10):961-9.
  • Li A, MacDonald N, Chang PL. Effect of Growth Factors and Extracellular Matrix Materials on the Growth and Differentiation of Microencapsulated Myoblasts. J. Biomater Sci. Polymer Edn. 2003,14: 533-549
  • Li A, MacDonald N, Chang PL. Effect of Growth Factors and Extracellular Matrix Materials on the Growth and Differentiation of Microencapsulated Myoblasts, Mo. Ther. 2002, 5(5):S224
  • Shen F, Poncet C, Li A, Somers S, F M Winnik FM, Chang PL. A Novel Magnetized Microcapsules for Gene Therapy, Mo. Ther. 2002, 5(5):S225