Yamin Li obtained his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemistry from the University of Science and Technology of China. During his graduate study, Yamin designed and synthesized novel stimuli-responsive polymers using controlled radical polymerization and post-modification methods to deliver small molecules for biomedical imaging (fluorescence and magnetic resonance imaging), anticancer, and antimicrobial applications. As a Postdoctoral Scholar in Prof. Qiaobing Xu’s group at Tufts, Yamin designed and synthesized several libraries of new lipid nanoparticles for intracellular delivery of proteins and nucleic acids, mainly for targeted cancer therapy and CRISPR-Cas9 technology-based genome editing. In 2020, Yamin became a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Tufts University.
Yamin Li’s research interests lie at the interface of organic chemistry, nanotechnology, molecular biology, and medicine. The main goal of Yamin’s research is to design and synthesize safe and efficient lipid- and polymer-based nanomaterials to deliver small molecules, proteins and peptides, nucleic acids, for human diseases prevention, diagnosis, and treatment