Pengpeng Li
  • Boston Children's Hospital
Research focus
  • Neuroscience
  • 9 Reviewer merit
  • 7 Editor merit


Ph.D in Biology, Stanford University, CA, USA, 2016

Current Position

Research Fellow, Division of Genetics and Genomics, Boston Children's Hospital, MA, USA


  1. Li, P., Merrill, S. A., Jorgensen, E. M. and Shen, K. (2016). Two Clathrin Adaptor Protein Complexes Instruct Axon-Dendrite Polarity. Neuron 90(3): 564-580.
  2. Li, L. B., Lei, H., Arey, R. N., Li, P., Liu, J., Murphy, C. T., Xu, X. Z. and Shen, K. (2016). The Neuronal Kinesin UNC-104/KIF1A Is a Key Regulator of Synaptic Aging and Insulin Signaling-Regulated Memory. Curr Biol 26(5): 605-615.
  3. Chia, P. H., Chen, B., Li, P., Rosen, M. K. and Shen, K. (2014). Local F-actin network links synapse formation and axon branching. Cell 156(1-2): 208-220.
  4. Chu, J., Haynes, R. D., Corbel, S. Y., Li, P., Gonzalez-Gonzalez, E., Burg, J. S., Ataie, N. J., Lam, A. J., Cranfill, P. J., Baird, M. A., Davidson, M. W., Ng, H. L., Garcia, K. C., Contag, C. H., Shen, K., Blau, H. M. and Lin, M. Z. (2014). Non-invasive intravital imaging of cellular differentiation with a bright red-excitable fluorescent protein. Nat Methods 11(5): 572-578.
  5. Zhang, X., Zhu, Z., An, F., Hao, D., Li, P., Song, J., Yi, C. and Guo, H. (2014). Jasmonate-activated MYC2 represses ETHYLENE INSENSITIVE3 activity to antagonize ethylene-promoted apical hook formation in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 26(3): 1105-1117.
  6. Chia, P. H., Li, P. and Shen, K. (2013). Cell biology in neuroscience: cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying presynapse formation. J Cell Biol 203(1): 11-22.
  7. Li, P., Collins, K. M., Koelle, M. R. and Shen, K. (2013). LIN-12/Notch signaling instructs postsynaptic muscle arm development by regulating UNC-40/DCC and MADD-2 in Caenorhabditis elegans. Elife 2: e00378.
  8. He, W., Brumos, J., Li, H., Ji, Y., Ke, M., Gong, X., Zeng, Q., Li, W., Zhang, X., An, F., Wen, X., Li, P., Chu, J., Sun, X., Yan, C., Yan, N., Xie, D. Y., Raikhel, N., Yang, Z., Stepanova, A. N., Alonso, J. M. and Guo, H. (2011). A small-molecule screen identifies L-kynurenine as a competitive inhibitor of TAA1/TAR activity in ethylene-directed auxin biosynthesis and root growth in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 23(11): 3944-3960.
  9. Zhu, Z., An, F., Feng, Y., Li, P., Xue, L., A, M., Jiang, Z., Kim, J. M., To, T. K., Li, W., Zhang, X., Yu, Q., Dong, Z., Chen, W. Q., Seki, M., Zhou, J. M. and Guo, H. (2011). Derepression of ethylene-stabilized transcription factors (EIN3/EIL1) mediates jasmonate and ethylene signaling synergy in Arabidopsis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108(30): 12539-12544.