Senior Bioinformatics Specialist
Contact Information
Norris Medical Library
2003 Zonal Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90089-9130

(323) 442-3447

Meng Li

Liaison For


Library Responsibilities

Develop and conduct training programs and workshops on bioinformatics resources
Provide consultation services for individuals, departments, and research teams
Perform collaborative data analysis to primary investigators
Implement and maintain bioinformatics computing resources and provide user support
Organize campus-wide bioinformatics symposiums and events

Contact me regarding

Finding online databases and software tools relevant to your specific research needs
Applying bioinformatics tools in various stages of your research
High-throughput genomic data experimental design and data analysis
Systematic analysis and functional interpretation of biological data
Bioinformatics workshop content and schedules

Educational Background

Dual M.S. in Bioinformatics and Biochemistry, Indiana University, Aug 2008
B.S. in Biological Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, China, July 2003

Selected Publications & Presentations

Li M, Paik HI, Balch C, Kim Y, Li L, Huang TH, Nephew KP, Kim S. Enriched transcription factor binding sites in hypermethylated gene promoters in drug resistant cancer cells. Bioinformatics. 2008;24:1745-8.

Kim S, Li M, Paik H, Nephew K, Shi H, Kramer R, Xu D, Huang TH. Predicting DNA methylation susceptibility using CpG flanking sequences. Pac Symp Biocomput Proceedings. 2008;13:315-26.

Li M, Balch C, Montgomery S, Jeong M, Chung JH, Yan P, Huang T H-M, Kim S, Nephew KP. Integrated analysis of DNA methylation and gene expression reveals specific signaling pathways associated with platinum resistance in ovarian cancer. BMC Med Genomics. 2009;2:34-48.

Xin F, Li M, Balch C, Thomson M, Fan M, Liu Y, Hammond SM, Kim S, Nephew KP. Computational analysis of microRNA profiles and their target genes suggests significant involvement in breast cancer antiestrogen resistance. Bioinformatics. 2009:25:430-34.

Nam S, Li M, Choi K, Balch C, Kim S, Nephew KP. MicroRNA and mRNA integrated Analysis (MMIA): a web tool for examining biological functions of microRNA expression. Nucleic Acids Res. 2009;37 (Web Server issue):W356-62.

Rao X, Di Leva G, Li M, Fang F, Hartman-Frey C, Burow ME, Croce CM, Nephew KP. MicroRNA-221/222 confers breast cancer resistance to fulvestrant by regulating multiple signaling pathways. Oncogene. 2010;30:1082-1097.

Dai Y, Guo L, Li M, Chen YB. Microarray R US: a user-friendly graphical interface to Bioconductor tools that enables accurate microarray data analysis and expedites comprehensive functional analysis of microarray results. BMC Res Notes. 2012;5(1):282.

Holland B, Wong J, Li M, Rasheed S. Identification of human microRNA-like sequences embedded within the protein-encoding genes of the human immunodeficiency virus. PLoS One. 2013;8(3):e58586.

Li M, Chen YB, Clintworth WA. Expanding roles in a library-based bioinformatics service program: a case study. J Med Libr Assoc. 2013;101(4):303-91.

Ooi EL, Chan ST, Wilkins C, Woodward J, Li M, Tellinghuisen TL, Gale M, Saito T. Novel Antiviral Host Factor, TNK1, regulates interferon signaling through serine phosphorylation of STAT1. Proc Natl Acad Sci. 2014;111(5):1909.

Hu BR, Fairey AS, Madhav A, Yang D, Li M, Groshen S, Stephens C, Kim PH, Virk N, Wang L, Martin SE, Erho N, Davicioni E, Jenkins RB, Den RB, Xu T, Xu Y, Gill IS, Quinn DI, Goldkorn A. AXIN2 expression predicts prostate cancer recurrence and regulates invasion and tumor growth. Prostate. 2016 May;76(6):597-608.

Choi D, Ramu S, Park E, Jung E, Yang S, Jung W, Choi I, Lee S, Kim KE, Seong YJ, Hong M, Daghlian G, Kim D, Shin E, Seo JI, Khatchadourian V, Zou M, Li W, De Filippo R, Kokorowski, Chang A, Kim S, Bertoni A, Furlanetto TW, Shin S, Li M, Chen Y, Wong A, Koh C, Geliebter J, Hong YK. Aberrant activation of Notch signaling inhibits PROX1 activity to enhance the malignant behavior of thyroid cancer cells. Cancer Res. 2016 Feb;76(3):582-93.

Cho NE, Bang BR, Gurung P, Li M, Clemens DL, Underhill TM, James LP, Chase JR, Saito T. Retinoid regulation of antiviral innate immunity in hepatocytes. Hepatology. 2016 Jun;63(6):1783-95.

Li Z, Hao P, Wu Q, Li F, Zhao J, Wu K, Qu C, Chen Y, Li M, Chen X, Stucky A, Zhong J, Li L, Zhong JF. Genetic mutations associated with metastatic clear cell renal cell carcinoma. Oncotarget. 2016 Mar;7(13):16172-9.

Mircheff AK, Wang Y, Schechter JE, Li M, Tong W, Attar M, Chengalvala M, Harmuth J, Prusakiewicz JJ. Multiple natural and experimental inflammatory rabbit lacrimal gland phenotypes. Ocul Surf. 2016 Oct;14(4):460-83.e3.

Morimoto E, Li M, Khalid AB, Krum SA, Chimge NO, Frenkel B. Glucocorticoids hijack Runx2 to stimulate Wif1 for suppression of osteoblast growth and differentiation. J Cell Physiol. 2017 Jan;232(1):145-53.