Dr. Ming Li received his Bachelor and Master degrees in psychology from Beijing University in 1991 and 1996 respectively. After that, he went to the University of Toronto and studied under the supervision of Professor Alison Fleming on the neuroanatomical substrates of maternal memory in rats. He received his PhD in 2002. He then joined Professor Shitij Kapur's lab as a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, and completed his postdoctoral training in 2005. Dr. Li joined the psychology faculty at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2005.
His research interests are focused in the field of behavioral pharmacology. Specifically, he is interested in developing animal models of schizophrenia, and understanding the neurobiological and behavioral mechanisms of action of antipsychotic drugs. His work is supported by the major federal and state funding agencies, and several research foundations. For more details about his research projects, please visit the "Research Projects" page.