Zhuo Li

Zhuo Li, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Research Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Manager, Electron Microscopy Core Facility

Zhuo Li, Ph.D.

  • Molecular and Cellular Biology


  • Ph.D.

Fong MY, Zhou W, Liu L, Alontaga AY, Chandra M, Ashby J, Chow A, O'Connor ST, Li S, Chin AR, Somlo G, Palomares M, Li Z, Tremblay JR,Tsuyada A, Sun G, Reid MA, Wu X, Swiderski P, Ren X, Shi Y, Kong M, Zhong W, Chen Y, Wang SE. (2015) Breast-cancer-secreted miR-122 reprograms glucose metabolism in premetastatic niche to promote metastasis. Nat Cell Biol 17:183-94

Zhou W, Fong MY, Min Y, Somlo G, Liu L, Palomares MR, Yu Y, Chow A, O'Connor ST, Chin AR, Yen Y, Wang Y, Marcusson EG, Chu P, Wu J, Wu X, Li AX, Li Z, Gao H, Ren X, Boldin MP, Lin PC, Wang SE. (2014) Cancer-secreted miR-105 destroys vascular endothelial barriers to promote metastasis. Cancer Cell 25, 501-515.

Jin L, Feng T, Chai J, Ghazalli N, Gao D, Zerda R, Li Z, Hsu J, Mahdavi A, Tirrell DA, Riggs A D, Ku H T. (2014) Colony-forming progenitor cells in the postnatal mouse liver and pancreas give rise to morphologically distinct insulin-expressing colonies in three-dimensional cultures. Rev Diabet Stud. 11, 35-53.

Suresh AK, Weng Y, Li Z, Zerda R, Van Haute D, Williams JC, Berlin JM. (2013) Matrix metalloproteinase-triggered denuding of engineered gold nanoparticles for selective cell uptake. J Mater Chem B. 1, 2341-2349.

Draper O, Byrne ME, Li Z, Keyhani S, Barrozo JC, Jensen GJ, and Komeili A (2011) MamK, a bacterial actin, forms dynamic filaments in vivo that are regulated by the acidic proteins MamJ and LimJ. Mol Microbiol 82:342-54. PMCID: PMC3540106

Chen S, Beeby M, Murphy G, Leadbetter J, Hendrixson D, Briegel A, Li Z, Shi J, Tocheva E, Muller A, Dobro M, and Jensen GJ (2011). Structural diversity of bacterial flagellar motors. EMBO 30(14): 2972-2981. PMCID: PMC3160247

Swulius M, Chen S, Ding J, Li Z,  Briegel A, Pilhofer M, Tocheva E, Lybarger S, Johnson T, Sandkvist M, and Jensen GJ (2011). Long helical filaments are not seen encircling cells in electron cryotomograms of rod-shaped bacteria. Biochem Biophys Res Commun 407(4): 650-655. PMCID: PMC3093302

Tocheva E, Li Z, and Jensen GJ (2010). Electron Cryotomography. Chapter in Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives vol. 46 Bacterial Cell Biology, Lucy Shapiro and Richard Losick, editors.

Chen S, McDowall A, Dobro MJ, Briegel A, Ladinsky M, Shi J, Tocheva E, Beeby M, Pilhofer M, Ding HJ, Li Z, Gan, L., Morris D. M., and Jensen, G. J. (2010). Electron Cryotomography of Bacterial Cells. JoVE. 39. doi: 10.3791/1943. PMCID: PMC3149996

Li Z and Jensen GJ (2009) Electron cryotomography: a new view into microbial ultrastructure. Curr Opin Microbiol 12: 333-40. PMCID: PMC2747746

Briegel A, Ortega DR, Tocheva EI, Wuichet K, Li Z, Chen S, Muller A, Iancu CV, Murphy GE, Dobro MJ, Zhulin IB, and Jensen GJ (2009) Universal Architecture of Bacterial Chemoreceptor Arrays. PNAS 106: 17181-17186. PMCID: PMC2761316

Briegel A, Ding HJ, Li Z, Werner J, Gitai Z, Dias DP, Jensen RB, and Jensen GJ (2008) Location and architecture of the Caulobacter crescentus chemoreceptor array. Mol Microbiol 69:30-41. PMCID: PMC3090075

Ouyang Z, Li Z, and Zhang X (2008) Cloning and sequencing of V-ATPase subunit d from mung bean and its function in passive proton transport. J Bioenerg Biomembr 40: 569-76

Li Z, Trimble MJ, Brun YV, and Jensen GJ (2007) The structure of FtsZ filaments in-vivo suggests a force-generating role in cell division. EMBO J 26: 4694–4708

Iancu CV, Tivol WF, Schooler JB, Dias DP, Henderson GP, Murphy GE, Wright ER, Li Z, Yu Z, Briegel A, Gan L, He Y, and Jensen GJ (2007) Electron cryotomography sample preparation using the Vitrobot. Nature Protocols 1: 2813-2819

Burns DG, Janssen PH, Itoh T, Kamekura M, Li, Z, Jensen G, Rodriguez-Valera F, Bolhuis H, and Dyall-Smith ML (2006) Haloquadratum walsbyi gen. nov., sp. nov., the Square Haloarchaea of Walsby, Isolated from Saltern Crystallizers in Australia and Spain. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 57: 387-392

Komeili A*, Li Z*, Newman DK, and Jensen GJ (2006) Magnetosomes are cell membrane invaginations organized by the actin-like protein, MamK. Science 311: 242-245 (*equal authorship)

Briegel A, Dias DP, Li Z, Jensen RB, Frangakis AS, and Jensen GJ (2006) Multiple large filament bundles observed in Caulobacter crescentus by electron cryotomography. Mol. Microbiol. 62: 5-14

Li Z and Zhang X (2004) Electron-microscopic structure of the V-ATPase from mung bean. Planta 219: 948-954

Ma, T., Liu, Q., Li, Z., and Zhang, X. (2002) Tonoplast H+-ATPase in response to salt stress in Populus euphratica cell suspensions. Plant Science 163: 499-505