Chuan-Yuan Li, PhD

Department of Dermatology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA

Dr. Chuan-Yuan Li is Professor of Dermatology and Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology. He got his PhD from Harvard University in 1993. Dr. Li is the Vice Chair for Research in the Dept. of Dermatology. Some of the areas that his laboratory conducts research on include: Tumor response to therapy, with special emphasis on skin cancer such as melanoma and squamous cell carcinoma where current treatment outcomes are dismal; Stem cell and regenerative medicine, we will conduct research to investigate novel mechanisms of stem cell biology so that knowledge gained can be translated into regenerative medicine; Mechanisms of carcinogenesis, with emphasis on skin cancers, so that better strategies could be devised to prevent and treat these cancers.