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Curriculum Vitae
Peter Hawley Li

Contact Information

Peter H. Li, Ph.D.
The Salk Institute, SNL-E
10010 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037-1099



University of California, San Francisco, 2002-2008

Ph.D. from the Neuroscience Graduate Program
Principal Investigator: Professor Julie L. Schnapf, Depts. of Physiology and Ophthalmology
Dissertation: Gap-junctional coupling of mammalian rods and its effect on visual detection thresholds

Harvard College, 1998-2002
Cambridge, Massachusetts

A.B. Magna Cum Laude from the Department of Biology and certified in Honors Neurobiology by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Committee on Mind, Brain, and Behavior and by the Mind/Brain/Behavior (MBB) Interfaculty Initiative


Google, 2014-
Mountain View, California

Research Scientist

Salk Institute for Biological Studies, 2009-2013
La Jolla, California

Research Associate, Chichilnisky Lab, Systems Neurobiology
Research Fellow, Biological Informatics, National Science Foundation
Principle Investigator, TeraGrid/XSEDE High Performance Computing research project

iLab Solutions, 2008-2009
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Vice President, New Product Development
Lab Software Development, Hardware Integration, Grant Preparation, and Project Management

National Science Foundation, 2003-2006
San Francisco, California

Graduate Research Fellow

Stanford Medical School, 2000
Stanford, California

Supervisor: Dr. Uel Jack McMahan
Summer Intern, Neurobiology Division
Electron Microscope Tomography Computer Analysis

Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology, 1999
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK

Supervisor: Dr. Harvey McMahon
Summer Research Student, Neurobiology Division
Molecular Biology / Biochemical Lab Work

Papers, Presentations, and Abstracts

Honors and Awards

University of California, San Francisco

Harvard University

Henry M. Gunn High School

Leadership Positions

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Graduate Students' Association (GSA)

Dunster House Opera Society (DHO)

Mozart Society Orchestra


Major Projects




California Native Plant Society, San Diego Chapter

California Native Plant Society, Yerba Buena Chapter

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

American Association for the Advancement of Science

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