Johnny Li - Searching for Nutrition Targets: Multi-Omics Study in Early-Stage Myxomatous Mitral Valve
Dr. Johnny Li, Nestlé Research Center
Dr. Johnny Li is a senior research scientist at the Nestlé Research Center in St. Louis. He earned his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Xiamen University in China, a master’s degree in computer science from Columbia University in New York City, and a doctorate degree in molecular biology and genetics from the University of Texas at Austin. In his PhD thesis work, he studied molecular signaling and cellular communication in the developing Drosophila compound eyes. Dr. Li started his computational biology training with Prof. Bill Noble at Columbia University. In 2002, Dr. Li moved to Raritan, New Jersey, to work as a bioinformatics postdoctoral fellow in the Research & Development Department of Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals, where he worked with scientists from various therapeutic teams on high-throughput big data. In 2004, he joined Nestlé Purina as a scientist, where his work focuses on molecular mechanism and nutrigenomics studies in canine and feline heart health as well as microbiome research in pet obesity.