Jun Li, MD, PhD

Houston Methodist

Dr. Jun Li serves as chair of the Department of Neurology at the Houston Methodist Hospital. Most recently, Dr. Li served as the Chairman of the Department of Neurology, the Scientific Director of Translational Neuroscience Initiatives at Wayne State University (WSU), and the Specialist-in-Chief of Neurology at the Detroit Medical Center. He is a member of the American Neurological Association Board of Directors and the Associate Editor for Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology. Dr. Li spent nine years of his junior faculty career at Wayne State and another nine years at Vanderbilt University before taking on the chairman position at WSU; then joined Houston Methodist on June 1, 2022. Dr. Li received his medical degree from Anhui Medical University in China in 1985. He received his doctoral degree in Neurosciences in 1995 from the Drexel University College of Medicine (formerly Hahnemann University). He completed a Neurology residency in 1999 at the Ohio State University; and an EMG/Neuromuscular Fellowship in 2000 in the Department of Neurology at the University of Utah.
Dr. Li subspecializes in peripheral nerve diseases and myelin biology. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has continuously funded his laboratory since 2004. He has published more than 90 articles in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. These contributions earned him a Wolfe Research Prize from the American Neurological Association in 2014.


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