Welcome to The Song Li Lab

The Song Li lab at the Department of Bioengineering was established in 2016 when Dr. Li moved from UC Berkeley to UCLA. Our research is focused on cell and tissue engineering at the interface of engineering, biology and medicine. Our long-term goal is to discover mechanisms of cellular regulation, develop innovative technologies, and translate our research findings into biomedical applications. Currently we are working on projects in three areas: (1) mechanotransduction and mechanobiology at multiscale levels from single cells to systems, (2) engineering cells and functions by differentiation, reprogramming and synthetic biology approaches for tissue regeneration, and (3) engineering immune cell functions and biomaterials for disease therapies.
We welcome motivated scientists and students with a diverse education and scientific backgrounds to join our team. We believe that multidisciplinary collaborations will enable us to break boundaries and advance the frontiers of bioengineering. We have a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We foster a culture where curiosity, innovation, diligence, collaboration and difference are valued.