Published February 5, 2013
Li, MD, PhD, assistant professor of pharmacology
and toxicology, has been named councilor of the Behavioral
Pharmacology Division of the American Society of Pharmacology and
Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET).
Li will serve on the division’s executive committee, assuming a leadership role in assisting researchers interested in the behavioral effects of drugs. His three-year term begins July 1.
ASPET consists of nearly 5,000 pharmacological researchers
working to develop disease-fighting medicines and therapeutic
Li's primary research interest involves seeking safe, effective
and novel pharmacotherapy for pain, including new analgesics with
novel mechanisms of action and combination therapy pairing opioids
with other analgesics.
A member of ASPET since 2007, he won the society’s Young Scientist Travel Award in 2007 and 2009 and received second place for postdoctoral poster in 2009.