Jie Li

Jie Li , PhD

Research Associate Professor

Medical Sciences Building
Room MSB 3454C
231 Albert Sabin Way
Cincinnati, Ohio 45267
Phone 513-558-4194
Fax 513-558-0995
Email jie.li@uc.edu


Bachelor's Degree: Liaoning Normal University 1995 (Biology)

Master's Degree: Northeast Normal University 1998 (Physiology)

Doctoral Degree: Nankai University 2004 (Zoology)

Research and Practice Interests

My research focuses on the maturation of spinal pain circuits under normal and pathological conditions. specifically, I am interested in the short- and long-term consequences of neonatal tissue injury for the function of synaptic networks in the dorsal horn of spinal cord, which serves as a major relay station of nociceptive input to the brain centers. Multiple experimental approaches are employed  in our studes,  including in vitro electrophysiology, optogenetics, chemogenetics, immunohistochemistry, tract tracing, and behavioral measurements of pain sensitivity. This work is essential for the new insight into neurobiological basis for pediatric pain, and may help explain why neonatal tissue damage appears capable of altering nociceptive processing throughout life. 

Research Support

Grant: #R01NS080889 Investigators:Baccei, Mark; Li, Jie 09-21-2013 -06-30-2018 National Institutes of Health Synaptic function within mature central pain networks after neonatal injury Role:Collaborator $346,719.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #R01NS072202 Investigators:Baccei, Mark; Li, Jie 06-15-2016 -05-31-2021 National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Developmental Regulation of Intrinsic Excitability in Spinal Pain Networks Role:Collaborator $345,625.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #R01NS080889 Investigators:Baccei, Mark; Davidson, Steve; Li, Jie 04-01-2019 -01-31-2024 National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Synaptic Function within Mature Central Pain Networks after Neonatal Injury Role:Collaborator $362,599.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Contact Information

Academic - Medical Sciences Building
Room MSB 3454C
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45267
Phone: 513-558-4194
Fax: 513-558-0995