Welcome to the Li Lab, where you can learn more about who we are and what we do in our research. We are interested in functional nucleic acids, specifically DNAzymes (DNA-based enzymes) and ribozymes (RNA-based enzymes), aptamers (DNA and RNA molecules that bind a target of interest), riboswitches (RNA molecules that regulate gene expression in cells in response to the concentration of a specific metabolite), and small bacterial non-coding RNAs. Our work spans the disciplines of biochemistry, chemical biology, molecular biology, nucleic acids research, bioanalytical chemistry and nanotechnology.
September 21, 2012
The website has been updated with some new faces!
June 8, 2011
Welcome to the new Li Lab website!
April 12, 2011
The Li Lab in the news: We were featured in McMaster's Daily News. Check our latest research in their article "Hunting for deadly bacteria."