New faculty spotlight: Xiaowei Li, Ph.D.

November 07, 2018

Image with caption: Xiaowei Li, Ph.D.

Xiaowei Li, Ph.D.

Xiaowei Li, Ph.D., is a new faculty member at UNMC.

Hometown: Luoyang, China
Title and department at UNMC: Assistant professor, department of neurological sciences and the Holland Regenerative Medicine Program

Research/professional interests:

  • Biomaterials
  • Stem Cell Engineering
  • Regenerative Medicine

How I fell in love with regenerative medicine:
Stem cells hold tremendous therapeutic potential but have had limited applications in the clinical setting, especially for treatment of injured/diseased central nervous system. My bioengineering background could address technical challenges of stem cell-based therapies, leading me to this fascinating area, regenerative medicine.


  • Ph.D., Clemson University, Bioengineering


  • Society For Biomaterials
  • American Heart Association

Three things people may not know about me:

  • I love being organized.
  • I love table tennis.
  • I am a hero of my two daughters.


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Jerrie Dayton
November 07, 2018 at 9:23 AM

Welcome to UNMC and to the Department of Neurological Sciences Dr. Li. I look forward to working with you.