Group Members

Since 2005, Dr. Li has supervised 90 trainees including PhD students, master’s students, undergraduate students, medical students, high school students, postdoctoral research associates, and orthopaedic research residents; the trainees have been awarded fellowships or prizes more than 62 times. Details please see Dr. Li's CV.

Research Staff (supported by the Orthopaedic Department): Suzanne Danley, Joshua Parenti, Sheila Rye, and Sherri Davis.

PhD Students:

1. Timur Khaliullin, PhD rotation student 8/27/15-9/18/15
2. Jianhua Yan, PhD graduate student 1/1/13-12/31/15
3. Carrie Long, PhD rotation student 10/19/11-12/13/11
4. Amy Mihalchik, PhD rotation student 8/29/11-10/14/11
5. Andrea Armstead, PhD graduate student 7/10-12/14
6. Andrea Armstead, research rotation 3/10-5/10
7. Therwa Hamza, PhD graduate student 7/08-12/12
8. Therwa Hamza, PhD student rotation 10/3/07-11/19/07
9. Xiaolei Shi, PhD graduate student 1/06-8/06

Master’s Students:

1. Jason Kang, MS in Clinical & Translational Science, WV CTSI 8/16/16-7/15/17

MD students:

1. Joseph Hare, MS1 INTRO Summer Research Program 6/8/17-8/4/17
2. Christopher Bell, MS1 INTRO Summer Research Program 6/8/16-8/5/16
3. Derek Andreini, MS1 INTRO Summer Research Program 6/8/16-8/5/16
4. Jessica Eiser, MD student 3/16-5/16
5. Jason Kang, MD graduate 3/1/16-8/15/16
6. Samantha Bleull, MS I, INTRO program 6/9/15-8/7/15
7. Kalin Fisher, MS I, INTRO program 6/9/15-8/7/15
8. Eli Joseph, Van Liere MD student 6/9/14-7/31/14
9. Varun Badami, Van Liere MD student (Lindsey mentor) 6/10/13-8/9/13
10. Alexander Conti, Van Liere MD student 6/10/13-8/9/13
11. Williams Artrip, Van Liere MD student 6/4/12-8/3/12
12. Ketu Patel, Van Liere MD student 6/4/12-8/3/12
13. Peter Farjo, Van Liere MD student 6/4/12-8/3/12
14. Chris Arena, Van Liere MD student 6/11-8/11
15. Jonathan Amoroso, Van Liere MD student 6/11-8/11
16. Danh Pham, Van Liere MD student 6/10-8/10
17. Steven Regal, Van Liere MD student 6/8/09-7/31/09
18. Michael Hagar, Van Liere MD student 6/8/07-7/31/07
19. Brian Kellermeyer, Van Liere MD student 6/8/07-7/31/07

Undergraduate Students:

1. Alexius Gunning, work study student, WVU 1/12/18-present
2. Chase Wilson, INBRE internship for HSTA scholars 10/24/17-present
3. Austin Paul-Orecchio, Bethany College, WV INBRE program 5/30/17-7/27/17
4. Krystal Hughes, INBRE internship for HSTA scholars 10/17/16-4/30/17
5. Elijah Roberts, West Virginia State University, WV INBRE program 5/23/16-7/25/16
6. Jake Gregory, pharmacy 3/16-5/16
7. Clayton Irvine, pharmacy 3/16-5/16
8. Brooke Sanders, pharmacy 3/16-5/16
9. Andrew Miller, pharmacy 3/16-5/16
10. Ryan Zabrosky, pharmacy 3/16-5/16
11. Matt Epperly, microbiology and immunology 3/16-5/16
12. Megan Kessell, biology 3/16-6/16
13. Noor Mozahem, biology 3/16-5/16
14. Paul Fernandes, psychology 3/16-5/16
15. Harry Shaffer, engineering 3/16-5/16
16. Paige Rutter, INBRE student 5/15-7/15
17. Colin Winkie, INBRE student 5/13-7/13
18. Cheng-lun Wang, biology undergraduate student 5//13-7/29/13
19. Steven McHenry, WVU SURE student 5/31/12-8/3/12
20. Sara Kurian, INBRE student 5/11-7/11
21. Michael Ebbert, WVNano SURE student 5/11-7/11
22. Adly Noore, NASA EPSCoR Undergraduate Fellowship 8/10-5/11
23. Joseph Widmeyer, undergraduate student 7/10-11/10
24. Adly Noore, WVNano Sure student 5/10-7/10
25. Saba Ashfaq, undergraduate student 3/10-6/10
26. Stephanie Knittle, WVNano SURE undergraduate student 6/8/09-7/31/09
27. Adly Noore, pre-med student 6/8/09-7/31/09
28. Heather Ogle, Research Assistant 7/08-6/10
29. Stephanie Knittle, WVNano SURE undergraduate student 6/2/08-7/25/08
30. Elizabeth DeFusco, WVNano SURE undergraduate student 6/2/08-7/25/08
31. Elizabeth DeFusco, undergraduate student researcher 9/1/07-5/15/09
32. Elizabeth DeFusco, WVNano SURE undergraduate student 6/2/07-7/25/07
33. Heather Ogle, undergraduate student researcher 9/06-7/08
34. Rajiv Bhattarai, Davis and Elkins College 5/06-8/06

High School Students:

1. Lixiang Tan, Morgantown High School student 6/8/09-7/31/09

Postdoctoral and research associates:

1. Shichao Zhang, PhD 9/17-present
2. Jason Kang, MD 7/17-present
3. Xianfeng Wang, PhD 6/12-1/15
4. Jenny Zheng, MD 5/10-5/12
5. Hongshuai Li, MD & PhD 4/08-2/10
6. Qinghe Zhao, PhD 5/07-7/09
7. Fidele Likibi, PhD 9/06-9/07
8. Bingbing Jiang, PhD 2/06-7/12

Research residents:

1. Phillip A. Bostian, WVU (MD, Department of Orthopaedics) 7/15-6/16
2. Jonathan Karnes, WVU (MD, Department of Orthopaedics) 7/14-6/15
3. Andrew Hanselman, WVU (MD, Department of Orthopaedics) 7/13-6/14
4. John Tidwell, WVU (MD, Department of Orthopaedics) 7/09-6/10
5. Claire Beimesch, WVU (MD, Department of Orthopaedics) 7/08-6/09
6. Matthew Dietz, WVU (MD, Department of Orthopaedics) 7/07-6/08
7. Brandon Boyce, WVU (MD, Department of Orthopaedics) 7/06-6/07
8. Brock Lindsey, WVU (MD, Department of Orthopaedics) 7/05-6/06

Visiting scholars/professors:

1. Wei Huang, MD, Attending Surgeon, Department of Orthopaedics, Anhui Provincial Hospital, Hefei, Anhui, China 3/24/18-9/23/18
2. Peng Cheng, MD, Attending Surgeon, Department of Orthopaedics, Anhui Provincial Hospital, Hefei, Anhui, China 2/9/17-8/8/17
3. Qun Xia, MD, Chief Physician, Department of General Surgery, Anhui Provincial Hospital, Hefei, Anhui, China 2/9/17-8/8/17
4. Shuai Wang, MD, Attending Physician, Department of Respiratory, First Affiliated Hospital of Dalian Medical University, Dalian, China 6/1/16-5/31/17
5. Munzir Alandonisi, MD, Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care, WVU 3/1/16-6/3/16
6. Qifei Wang, visiting MD/PhD graduate student, the first affiliated hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China 11/14-11/15
7. Fengfeng Wu, MD, visiting orthopaedic physician, Huzhou Central Hospital, Zhejiang, China 10/14-12/14
8. Bo Li, PhD, visiting postdoctoral research associate, Alderson Broaddus University, WV 2/14-4/14
9. Ke Yang, PhD, visiting professors, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang, China 1/09-2/09
10. Tianying Xiong, PhD, visiting professors, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang, China 1/09-2/09