Dr. LI LI, Professor

Molluscan Aquaculture and Biotechnology Laboratory                                       
Institute of Oceanology,
Chinese Academy of Sciences (IOCAS)
No. 7 Nanhai Road, Qingdao, China, 266071
Tel:86-532-8289 6728

FAX:86-532-8289 8701

Research Areas

 Molluscan genetics, genomics and adaptive evolution

 Molluscan resource protection, aquaculture and breeding biotechnology


Ph.D. 2003 IOCAS. Major in Marine Biology.

2001.5-2002.11.Visiting Student in Rutgers Universities.

M.S. 2000 NanKai University, Tianjin, P.R. China. Major in Zoology.

B.S. 1997 Liaocheng University, Shangdong, P.R. China, Major in Biology.



2013.1-present       Professor, IOCAS. 

2008.8-2012.12      Associate Professor, IOCAS.

2003.7-2008.8        Assistant Professor, IOCAS.      

2005.1-2007.3        Postdoctoral Research Associate, Virginia Commonwealth University.

2001.4-2002.11      Visiting Student, Haskin Shellfish Research lab, Rutgers University, USA.   

2000.9-2003.7        Pre-doctoral Associate.  

1997.9-2000.7        Graduate Assistant, Nankai University.



Guofan, Z., F. Xiaodong, G. Ximing, L. Li*, L. Ruibang, X. Fei, Y. Pengcheng, Z. Linlin, W. Xiaotong, Q. Haigang, X. Zhiqiang, Q. Huayong, X. Yinlong, W. H. H. Peter, P. Jordi, Z. Yabin, W. Fucun, C. Yuanxin, W. Jiafeng, P. Chunfang, M. Jie, Y. Lan, L. Jun, W. Bo, Z. Na, H. Zhiyong, Z. Qihui, F. Yue, M. Andrew, H. Dennis, X. Zhe, L. Yunjie, D.-L. Tomislav, D. Yishuai, S. Xiaoqing, Z. Shoudu, L. Binghang, C. Peizhou, J. Xuanting, L. Juan, F. Dingding, W. Wei, F. Wenjing, W. Tong, W. Bo, Z. Jibiao, P. Zhiyu, L. Yingxiang, L. Na, W. Jinpeng, C. Maoshan, H. Yan, T. Fengji, S. Xiaorui, Z. Qiumei, H. Ronglian, Y. Hailong, D. Xuedi, C. Li, Y. Mei, M. G. Patrick, W. Shan, L. Longhai, S. Zhicai, M. Yao, H. Wen, Z. Shu, H. Baoyu, Z. Yong, Q. Tao, N. Peixiang, M. Guoying, W. Junyi, W. Qiang, E. W. S. Christian, W. Haiyan, L. Ning, Q. Lumin, Z. Guojie, L. Yingrui, Y. Huanming, L. Xiao, W. Jian, Y. Ye and W. Jun (2012). "The oyster genome reveals stress adaptation and complexity of shell formation." Nature 490(7418):

Li, L., A. Li, K. Song, J. Meng, X. Guo, S. Li, C. Li, P. De Wit, H. Que, F. Wu, W. Wang, H. Qi, F. Xu, R. Cong, B. Huang, Y. Li, T. Wang, X. Tang, S. Liu, B. Li, R. Shi, Y. Liu, C. Bu, C. Zhang, W. He, S. Zhao, H. Li, S. Zhang, L. Zhang and G. Zhang (2018). "Divergence and plasticity shape adaptive potential of the Pacific oyster." Nat Ecol Evol 2(11): 1751-1760.

She, Z. C., L. Li*, J. Meng, Z. Jia, H. Y. Que and G. F. Zhang (2018). "Population resequencing reveals candidate genes associated with salinity adaptation of the Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas." Scientific Reports 8.

Li, A., L. Li*, W. Wang, K. Song and G. F. Zhang (2018). "Transcriptomics and Fitness Data Reveal Adaptive Plasticity of Thermal Tolerance in Oysters Inhabiting Different Tidal Zones." Frontiers in Physiology 9.

 Meng, J., T. Wang, L. Li* and G. F. Zhang (2018). "Inducible variation in anaerobic energy metabolism reflects hypoxia tolerance across the   intertidal and subtidal distribution of the Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas)." Marine Environmental Research 138: 135-143.

Li, Y. X., L. L. Zhang, T. Qu, X. Y. Tang, L. Li* and G. F. Zhang (2017). "Conservation and divergence of mitochondrial apoptosis pathway in the Pacific oyster, Crassostrea gigas." Cell Death & Disease 8: 13.

Li, A., L. Li*, K. Song, W. Wang and G. F. Zhang (2017). "Temperature, energy metabolism, and adaptive divergence in two oyster subspecies." Ecology and Evolution 7(16): 6151-6162.

Haigang, Q., S. Kai, L. Chunyan, W. Wei, L. Busu, L. Li* and Z. Guofan (2017). "Construction and evaluation of a high-density SNP array for the Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas)." PLoS One 12(3): 16.

Ting, W., M. Jie, L. Li* and Z. Guofan (2016). "Characterization of CgHIF alpha-Like, a novel bHLH-PAS transcription factor family member, and Its role under hypoxia stress in the pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas." PLoS One 11(11): 21.

Qihui, Z., Z. Linlin, L. Li*, Q. Huayong and Z. Guofan (2016). "Expression Characterization of Stress Genes Under High and Low Temperature Stresses in the Pacific Oyster, Crassostrea gigas." Marine Biotechnology 18(2): 176-188.

Jinpeng, W., L. Li* and Z. Guofan (2016). "A high-density snp genetic linkage map and qtl analysis of growth-related traits in a hybrid family of oysters (Crassostrea gigas x Crassostrea angulata) using genotyping-by-sequencing." G3-Genes Genomes Genetics 6(5): 1417-1426.

Jiafeng, W., Q. Haigang, L. Li*, Q. Huayong, W. Di and Z. Guofan (2015). "Discovery and validation of genic single nucleotide polymorphisms in the Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas." Molecular Ecology Resources 15(1): 123-135.