Xiyan Li
  • Department of Genetics, Stanford University, USA
  • Systems Biology


Ph.D. in Plant Biology,
Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, University of Maryland, College Park, 2006

Current position

He is a postdoc scholar in Department of Genetics at Stanford University School of Medicine. His research focuses on developing technology for discovering small molecule regulators of protein functions.

Selected Publications

  1. Li X, Chanroj S, Wu Z, Romanowsky SM, Harper JF, Sze H. A distinct endosomal Ca2+/Mn2+ pump affects root growth through the secretory process. Plant Physiol. 2008;147(4):1675-89. PMCID: 2492598.
  2. Li X, Gianoulis TA, Yip KY, Gerstein M, Snyder M. Extensive in vivo metabolite-protein interactions revealed by large-scale systematic analyses. Cell. 2010; 143(4): 639-50. PMCID: 3005334.
  3. Zhao C, Yasumura D, Li X, Matthes M, Lloyd M, Nielsen G, Ahern K, Snyder M, Bok D, Dunaief JL, LaVail MM, Vollrath D. mTOR-mediated dedifferentiation of the retinal pigment epithelium initiates photoreceptor degeneration in mice. J Clin Invest. 2011;121(1):369-83. PMCID: 3007156.
  4. Li X, Snyder M. (2011) Metabolites As Global Regulators: A New View of Protein Regulation. BioEssays. E-pub online.