Dr. Yong Li completed his medical education MD and Ph.D. training in China. He went to the Imperial College in London for his 1st postdoc fellowship, and then he started his 2nd postdoc associated job in the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh in 1999. He was appointed as a research assistant professor on 2002 and promoted to director of the molecular pathology laboratory and a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Orthopedics, Pathology, and Bioengineering of the University of Pittsburgh in 2005. Then he was appointed a laboratory director and Associate Professor of Center Stem Cell for Regenerative Medicine and Pediatric, Orthopedic and Internal Medicine of University of Texas Medical School at Houston in 2011. Dr. Li has more than one hundred peer-reviewed publications and his team is well-founded through DOD and NIH grants. He owns twenty national and international awards, including the Michael Miller Young Investigator Award from UPMC. He also was a student mentor of National Goldwater scholarship.