Wenshu Li

Wenshu Li(李文姝)
Professor of Practice in Biology
Office Phone
+86 (21) 20595154

Wenshu Li is a Professor of Practice in Biology at NYU Shanghai. Prior to joining NYU Shanghai, she was a visiting scholar in the College of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She holds a PhD from the State Key Laboratory of Genetic Engineering at Fudan University and a BS from Jilin University.

Her research interests are cancer biology and stem cell biology, focusing on the mechanism of tumorigenesis and metastasis, the molecular pathways that control the self-renewal, and proliferation of cells. Her article,  “Apc Regulates the Function of Hematopoietic Stem Cells Largely Through β-Catenin-Dependent Mechanisms" was published in Blood.

She is a member of the Shanghai Genetics Society.



  • PhD, Genetics
    Fudan University

Research Interests

  • Cancer biology
  • Stem cell biology
  • Mechanism of tumorigenesis and metastasis

Courses Taught

  • Advanced Cell Biology Lab
  • Explore the Cell: from Gene to Protein
  • FoS Biology Laboratory
  • FoS Chemistry Laboratory
  • Foundations of Science Lab
  • Genetics Laboratory
  • Independent Study – Biology
  • Independent Study – Neural Science Capstone
  • Introduction to Biology