Hedong Li

Associate Professor

Hedong Li

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine

The Graduate School

Department of The Graduate School


  • Ph.D., Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other Wayne State University, 1999

  • MS, Biochemistry Nankai Univ, 1993

  • BS, Biochemistry Nankai Univ, 1990

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • NURO 9300

    Research in Neuroscience
  • CURS 3990

    Undergrad Research II
  • NURO 8082

    Neuroscience II
  • NURO 9010

    Neuroscience Seminar
  • CURS 2990

    Undergrad Research I


Selected Recent Publications

  • Establishing a Herpesvirus Quiescent Infection in Differentiated Human Dorsal Root Ganglion Neuronal Cell Line Mediated by Micro-RNA Overexpression., 2022
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Neuronal reprogramming in treating spinal cord injury, 2022
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Regeneration of Functional Neurons After Spinal Cord Injury via in situ NeuroD1-Mediated Astrocyte-to-Neuron Conversion., 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Huwe1 is a novel mediator of protection of neural progenitor L2.3 cells against oxygen‑glucose deprivation injury., 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Dicer1 Ablation Impairs Responsiveness of Cerebellar Granule Neuron Precursors to Sonic Hedgehog and Disrupts Expression of Distinct Cell Cycle Regulator Genes., 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Department Service

  • Departmental Seminar Series/Organizer 2022 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair
  • NeuroClub/Organizer 2021 - 2022

    Role: Committee Chair

Professional Service

  • Department of Defense Study Section (CDMRP SCIRP)/Reviewer 2022 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • Frontiers in Neuroscience/Associate Editor 2022 - Present

    Role: Editor, Journal Editor
  • NIH Study Section (CMBG)/Reviewer 2022 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
  • NIH Study Section (CNNT)/Standing member 2022 - 2026

    Role: Member
  • NIH Study Section (CNNT)/Reviewer 2021 - 2021

    Role: Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer