Dr. Xu Li graduated with a master's degree from Zhejiang University in China in 2004. He then obtained a doctoral degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Minnesota in 2010. His thesis focused on the development of magnetoacoustic tomography with magnetic induction for imaging electrical properties of biological tissues. After that, he started his fellowship training in the F.M. Kirby Research Center for Functional Brain Imaging at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and the department of radiology in the Johns Hopkins University. He became a research associate in the Kennedy Krieger Institute in 2011.
Dr. Xu Li's present research focuses on the development of new imaging methods for mapping the magnetic properties of living systems, specifically the quantification of magnetic susceptibility in high-field MRI, mapping susceptibility tensors and their applications for studying the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the central nervous system. Other interests include the development of new methods for imaging electrical properties of biological tissues and new MRI techniques for brain imaging.