Wei Li, MD, MS
Assistant Research Scientist
Wei Li received a M.D. degree from Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan China, and a M.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma. He has a broad background in ear anatomy, cell biology, molecular biology and immunohistochemistry. As a graduate student at Tongji Medical College, Li carried out experiments on gene therapy in inner ear and mechanism of nasopharyngeal carcinoma involving surviving cochlear surgery in rats, gene transfection, cell culture, RT-PCR, immunofluorescence, and hearing tests (ABR and DPOAE). As a graduate student at the University of Oklahoma, Li studied the mechanical and morphological changes of otitis media in guinea pigs using Laser Doppler vibrometer and immunohistochemistry. He joined Hough Ear Institute in 2010, where he now focuses on cochlear implant trauma, hair cell regeneration, and noise induced hearing loss.