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Prof. Robert Li

United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service, USA


Email: robert.Li@ars.usda.gov



1994 Ph.D., Yale University, Biological Sciences

1992 M.Ph., Yale University, Biological Sciences

1991 M.Sc., Yale University, Forestry & Environmental Studies

1984 M.Sc., Chinese Academy of Sciences, Biology


Publications (Selected)

  1. Li, R.W., Wu, S., Baldwin, R.L., Li, W., Li, C. Perturbation dynamics of the rumen microbiota in response to exogenous butyrate. PLoS ONE 7: e29392. 2012.
  2. Li, R.W., Li, C., Wang, T.T. Transcriptomic alterations in human prostate cancer cell LNCaP tumor xenograft modulated by dietary phenethyl isothiocyanate. Mol Carcinog 2012 Feb 5. doi: 10.1002/mc.21873. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22308101. 2012.
  3. Shin, J.H., Li, R.W., Gao, Y., Baldwin, R., Li, C.J. Genome-wide ChIP-seq mapping and analysis reveal butyrate-induced acetylation of H3K9 and H3K27 correlated with transcription activity in bovine cells. Funct Integr Genomics 12: 119-130. 2012.
  4. Yang, Z., Wu, R., Li, R.W., Li, L., Xiong, Z., Zhao, H., Guo, D., Pan, Z. Chimeric classical swine fever (CSF)-Japanese encephalitis (JE) viral replicon as a non-transmissible vaccine candidate against CSF and JE infections. Virus Res 165: 61-70. 2012.
  5. Choudhary, R.K., Li, R.W., Evock-Clover, C.M., Capuco, A.V. Comparison of the transcriptomes of long-term label-retaining-cells and control cells microdissected from mammary epithelium: an initial study to characterize potential stem/progenitor cells. BMC Genomics. 2012.
  6. Leary, D.H., Hervey, W.J, Li, R.W., Deschamps, J.R., Kusterbeck , A.W., Vora, G.J. Method development for metaproteomic analyses of marine biofilms. Anal Chem 84(9): 4006-4013. 2012.
  7. Lacombe, A., Li, R.W., Klimis-Zacas, D., Kristo, A.S., Tadepalli, S., Krauss, E., Young, R., V. C.H. Wu. Lowbush blueberries, Vaccinium angustifolium, modulate the functional potential of nutrient utilization and DNA repair mechanisms in the rat proximal colon microbiota. J Funct Foods Health Disease 2(6): 228-241. 2012.
  8. Li, R.W., Sperling A.K. Drug resistance. In Encyclopedia of Genetics, Four-Volume Set: Brenner's Online Encyclopedia of Genetics, Second Edition. Maloy, S. & Hughes, K. (ed.), Elsevier, Langford Lane, UK. 2012.
  9. Li, R.W., Sperling A.K. IGF2 locus. In Encyclopedia of Genetics, Four-Volume Set: Brenner's Online Encyclopedia of Genetics, Second Edition. Maloy, S. & Hughes, K. (ed.), Elsevier, Langford Lane, UK. 2012.
  10. Li, R.W., Sperling A.K. Repetitive DNA. In Encyclopedia of Genetics, Four-Volume Set: Brenner's Online Encyclopedia of Genetics, Second Edition. Maloy, S. & Hughes, K. (ed.), Elsevier, Langford Lane, UK. 2012.
  11. Li, R.W. Microbiome. In Encyclopedia of Food Microbiology. R.K. Robinson (ed.),   Elsevier, Langford Lane, UK. 2012.
  12. Li, C., Li, R.W. Epigenetics, disorders and environmental impacts in cattle. In Cattle: Domestication, Diseases and the Environment. G. Liu (ed.), Nova Science Publishers, New York. 2012.
  13. Li, C., Li, R.W., Elsasser T. Nutrients and epigenetics in bovine cells. In Livestock Epigenetics, Ed. Hasan Khatib. pp161-177. Wiley & Blackwell, West Sussex, UK. 2012.
  14. Dreesen, L., Rinaldi, M., Chiers, K. Li, R.W., Geurden, T., Van den Broeck, W., Goddeeris, B., Vercruysse, J., Claerebout, E., Geldhof, P. Microarray analysis of the intestinal host response in Giardia duodenalis assemblage E infected calves. PLoS ONE 7(7): e40985.
  15. Wu, S., Baldwin, R.L.VI., Li, W., Li, C., Connor, E.E., Li, R.W. The bacterial composition of the bovine rumen detected using pyrosequencing of 16S rRNA genes. Metagenomics 1: e235571.
    doi:10.4303/mg/235571. 2012.
  16. Wu, S., Li, C., Huang, W., Li, W., Li, R.W. Alternative splicing regulated by butyrate in bovine epithelial cells. PLoS ONE 7(6): e39182. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0039182. 2012.
  17. Wu, S., Li, R.W., Li, W., Li, C. Transcriptome characterization by RNA-seq unravels the mechanisms of butyrate-induced epigenomic regulation in bovine cells. PLoS ONE 7(5): e36940.
    doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0036940. 2012.
  18. Li, R.W., Wu, S., Li, W., Navarro, K., Couch, R.D., Hill, D., Urban, J.F. Jr. Alterations in the porcine colon microbiota induced by the gastrointestinal nematode Trichuris suis. Infect Immun 80: 2150-2157. 2012.
  19. Wu, S., Li, R.W., Li, W., Beshah, E., Dawson, H.D., Urban, J.F. Jr. Worm burden-dependent disruption of the porcine colon microbiota by Trichuris suis infection. PLoS ONE 7: e35470.
    doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0035470. 2012.
  20. Baldwin, R.L.VI., Wu, S., Li, W., Li, C., Bequette, B.J., Li, R.W. Quantification of transcriptome responses of the rumen epithelium to butyrate infusion using RNA-seq technology. Gene Regul Systems Biol 6: 67-80. 2012.
  21. Li, R.W., R.K.Choudhary, A.V.Capuco, J.F. Urban, Jr. Exploring the host transcriptome for mechanisms underlying protective immunity and resistance to nematode infections in ruminants. Vet Parasitol.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vetpar.2012.06.021. 2012.