10th Annual Robert F. Kallman Memorial Lectureship: "A Tale of Two 70s: HSP and Ku"

Nov 22, 2013 (Fri) | 12:00 PM -1:00 PM
Bio-X - Clark Center Auditorium : Stanford, CA

Dr. Li received her PhD from Stanford University in high energy nuclear physics in 1972. Between 1972 and 1980, she remained at Stanford to carry out research on pi-meson (pion) and hyperthermia cancer therapy. She was a faculty member at UCSF (1981-1990), Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (1991-2013), and Cornell University (1991-2013), respectively. She retired in April 2013, and was appointed Emeritus member at MSKCC. She pioneered functional studies of mammalian heat-shock protein 70, and elucidated the mechanistic basis of thermotolerance. Then, Dr. Li discovered the involvement of Ku70, a subunit of DNA-PK, in heat-shock protein regulation. Her laboratory generated knock-out mice deficient in each component of DNA-PK, and studied their functions in DNA repair, VDJ recombinati

Department:  Radiation Oncology

Contact: Sharon Clarke | 650.723.7311 |


  • Dr. Gloria C. Li Member Emeritus, Memorial Sloan-Kettring Cancer Center