Melissa Li, Ph.D.

Dr. Melissa Li is passionate about science communication and is experienced in multiple types of science writing, including writing for an online newsletter, and writing and winning research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the American Heart Association (AHA). Dr. Li’s scientific expertise includes cellular biology, biochemistry, and genetics in metabolic disease and cancer. During her research career, she identified molecular mechanisms underlying small RNA trafficking in cardiomyopathies and investigated the role of a long noncoding RNA during lung cancer tumorigenesis. At EGC, Dr. Li enjoys the fast pace and variety of projects, which allows her to apply her scientific training to a wide range of technologies and work with passionate entrepreneurs and scientists across the entire scientific field. In her spare time, Dr. Li enjoys reading, swimming, and trying new foods.

  • Biotechnology
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Defense
  • Medical Devices
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Software/IT
  • Scientific Consultant, Eva Garland Consulting
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
  • Freelance Specialist Editor, Cactus Communications
  • B.S. in Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Ph.D. in Molecular Cell Biology from Washington University in St. Louis.