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Dr. Johnny Li

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.

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