Prof. Li received his B.S. in Mechanical & Engineering Science in 1988 and M.S. in Biomechanics in 1991 from Peking University. He then received his Ph.D. in Bioengineering at UC San Diego in 1997 where he investigated the mechanotransduction of vascular endothelium under the mentorship of Dr. Shu Chien. Following a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Chien on fluid shear stress-responsive molecular signaling, Dr. Li joined the faculty of the Department of Bioengineering at UC Berkeley in 2001, where he has developed a stellar independent research program, emerged as an internationally recognized scientist, award-winning teacher, and effective administrator who has contributed at the highest level to Departmental service. His research interests include stem cell engineering, vascular tissue engineering, vascular remodeling, mechanobiology, and mechanotransduction. He is a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) and the International Academy of Medical and Biology Engineering. He has authored more than 100 papers and has co-founded two companies to translate the research findings into biomedical applications. Please join us in welcoming a world-renowned colleague to UCLA Bioengineering.