Xiao Li, PhD

Precise gene expression programs regulate homeostasis of various types of cardiac and immune cells in the human heart. Disruption of these intricate programs often underlies the imbalanced fibrotic and immune microenvironment in heart failure. My lab uses cutting-edge technologies, including single-cell genomics and genome editing, to explore novel mechanisms that control these programs. By understanding the diverse genomic and cellular responses to heart injury in individual patients, we aim to improve heart failure prevention and develop personalized treatments to facilitate recovery.

Texas Heart Institute Positions


  • Undergraduate:

    East China Normal University

  • Postgraduate:

    University of Iowa
    University of California, San Diego (postdoctoral)