About Us

About us

Welcome to the Laboratory of Wen-hong Li

The Li group is part of the Cell Biology Department at UT Southwestern, a rich learning environment with outstanding colleagues and state-of-the-art facilities. My research centers around islet biology and diabetes. We combine diverse techniques including molecular and cellular biology, molecular engineering and chemical synthesis, as well as animal physiology to study islet cells both in vitro and in vivo. I run a relatively small laboratory (< 8 people) with focused research objectives. This ensures that I can interact frequently with each of the people in my group. I encourage independent thinking, catalyze collaboration by matching people with complementary skills to increase productivity within my group. Our lab has weekly group meetings, during which lab members present their latest findings. At these meetings, we discuss both successes and failures and try to bring out incongruities that might lead to new discoveries.