Juan Li, PhD

Department of Antibiotic Resistance, National Institute for Communicable Disease Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, China

Juan Li, Ph. D is the deputy director of Department of Antibiotic Resistance, National Institute for Communicable Disease Control and Prevention, China CDC.

Juan Li was born in Shandong Province, People’ Republic of China. After getting her bachelor’s degree of medical science from WeiFang medical University in 2001, she entered Academy of Military Medical Sciences, where she received her Master’s degree in mycobacterium tuberculosis research. In 2004, she transferred to Institute of Microbiology Chinese Academy of Sciences, and worked on research of medical fungi. During three years study, she identified a novel candida species isolated from a cancer patient, utilized a new method for rapid strain typing of Candida albicans and discovered biased genotype distribution of Candida albicans strains associated with vulvovaginal candidosis and candidal balanoposthitis in China. Since receiving her doctor degree in 2007, she has been working in National institute for Communicable Disease Control and Prevention, China CDC focusing on genetics, biochemistry and epidemiology of antibiotic resistance determinants, especially metallo-ß-lactamases and other carbapenem resistance determinants. From 2012 to 2016, she directed the research project “Genetic and biochemical characterization of ISCR1 complex integron antibiotic resistance gene cassettes”. Recently, she joined the national major project “epidemiology, prevention and control of super-resistance bacteria”. So far she has co-authored in more than 30 articles in academic journals.