- Fellowship in 2015 at Harvard Medical School
Carman Li graduated from Princeton University in 2009 with a Bachelor's Degree in Molecular Biology. She obtained her PhD degree in 2015 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she carried out her thesis research in the laboratory of Dr. Tyler Jacks.
Carman has a strong interest in Cancer Biology. Her graduate research focused on the molecular mechanisms of lung cancer metastasis, a process that accounts for the vast majority of lung cancer-related deaths. By combining genetically-engineered animal models and in vitro experimental approaches, she functionally dissected the transcriptional alterations that promote metastatic invasion and dissemination of tumor cells.
Carman is currently a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Joan Brugge's lab at the Harvard Medical School, where she investigates the molecular drivers of breast cancer development and progression.