2013 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Chemical Engineering
Supported by: VPUE and Bio-X
Mentor: Andrew Fire, Professor in Molecular & Genetic Medicine and Pathology

Richard Li is a senior majoring in chemical engineering. He enjoys backpacking and producing music. His research in the Fire laboratory focuses on characterizing the primary Argonaute in the C. elegans RNA interference pathway and engineering a Cas9/CRISPR system for targeted genomic editing. After graduation, Richard is interested in bridging his engineering and experimental biology backgrounds to pursue dual MD/PhD program in computational and systems biology.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 26, 2013:

Characterization of RDE-1 Function in the C. elegans Exogenous RNAi Pathway

Richard Li1,2,3, Andrew Z. Fire1,2
[Departments of Genetics1, Pathology2, and Chemical Engineering3, Stanford University]