DR. LI, Runsheng (李润生)

Research Assistant Professor

Ph.D. (Nanjing Agricultural University)
B.Sc. (Northwest A & F University)


  • Evolution, biogenesis and inheritance of mitochondrial DNA in nematodes
  • Developing toolkits in genome finishing, annotation and improvement
  • Applications in third-generation sequencing platforms, such as Nanopore, PacBio and Illumina synthetic long-read


  1. Li R#, Ren X#, Bi Y, Ho VWS, Hsieh C-L, Young A, Zhang Z, Lin T, Zhao Y, Miao L, Zhao Z. 2016b. Specific downregulation of spermatogenesis genes targeted by 22G RNAs in hybrid sterile males associated with an X-Chromosome introgression. Genome Research: Gr. 204479.204116. (co-first author)
  2. Li R, Ren X, Bi Y, Zhao Z. 2015b. Mitochondrial genome of Caenorhabditis nigoni (Rhabditida: Rhabditidae). Mitochondrial DNA: 1-2.
  3. Li R, Hsieh C-L, Young A, Zhang Z, Ren X, Zhao Z. 2015a. Illumina synthetic long read sequencing allows recovery of missing sequences even in the “finished” C. elegans genome. Scientific Reports 5.
  4. Li R, Jia Y, Pan S, Li X, Song H, Zhao R. 2016a. Glucocorticoid Receptor Mediates the Effect of High-Fat Diet on Mitochondrial Oxidative Phosphorylation in Mouse Liver. DNA and Cell Biology 35(2): 51-58.
  5. Li R, Jia Y, Zou H, Zhao R. 2014. Breed-specific expression of DROSHA, DICER and AGO2 is regulated by glucocorticoid-mediated miRNAs in the liver of newborn piglets. Animal Genetics 45(6): 817-826.
  6. Li R, Zou H, Jia Y, Zhao R. 2013. Glucocorticoid receptor is involved in the breed-dependent transcriptional regulation of mtDNA-and nuclear-encoded mitochondria genes in the liver of newborn piglets. BMC Veterinary Research 9(1): 1.
  7. Li R, Sun Q, Jia Y, Cong R, Ni Y, Yang X, Jiang Z, Zhao R. 2012. Coordinated miRNA/mRNA expression profiles for understanding breed-specific metabolic characters of liver between Erhualian and large white pigs. PLoS One 7(6): e38716.
  8. Zou H#, Li R#, Jia Y#, Yang X, Ni Y, Cong R, Soloway PD, Zhao R. 2012. Breed-dependent transcriptional regulation of 5’-untranslated GR (NR3C1) exon 1 mRNA variants in the liver of newborn piglets. PloS One 7(7): e40432. (co-first author)


Email: runshengli@hkbu.edu.hk
Office: RRS915