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Haobo Li, Ph.D.


Harvard Medical School, Boston, USAPostdoc5/2019Heart failure
The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, ChinaPhD11/2015Diabetic cardiomyopathy
2015 - 2015
Graduate Student Scientist Award
2015 - 2015
YS and Christabel Lung Postgraduate Scholarship
2014 - 2014
Resident Abstract Awards Finalist
2014 - 2014
Runner-up in Graduate Student Best Abstract Competition
2011 - 2015
Postgraduate scholarship
Faculty Research Output Award
2017 - 2019
Postdoctoral fellowship


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  1. Yao W, Tai LW, Liu Y, Hei Z, Li H. Oxidative Stress and Inflammation Interaction in Ischemia Reperfusion Injury: Role of Programmed Cell Death. Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2019; 2019:6780816. PMID: 31089413.
  2. Wang TT, Shi MM, Liao XL, Li YQ, Yuan HX, Li Y, Liu X, Ning DS, Peng YM, Yang F, Mo ZW, Jiang YM, Xu YQ, Li H, Wang M, Ou ZJ, Xia Z, Ou JS. Overexpression of inducible nitric oxide synthase in the diabetic heart compromises ischemic postconditioning. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2019 Apr; 129:144-153. PMID: 30797815.
  3. Xie X, Yan D, Li H, Zhu Q, Li J, Fang YP, Cheung CW, Irwin MG, Xia Z, Lian Q. Enhancement of Adiponectin Ameliorates Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease via Inhibition of FoxO1 in Type I Diabetic Rats. J Diabetes Res. 2018; 2018:6254340. PMID: 30186875.
  4. Li H, Xia Z, Chen Y, Qi D, Zheng H. Mechanism and Therapies of Oxidative Stress-Mediated Cell Death in Ischemia Reperfusion Injury. Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2018; 2018:2910643. PMID: 30034574.
  5. Tai LW, Pan Z, Sun L, Li H, Gu P, Wong SSC, Chung SK, Cheung CW. Suppression of Pax2 Attenuates Allodynia and Hyperalgesia through ET-1-ETAR-NFAT5 Signaling in a Rat Model of Neuropathic Pain. Neuroscience. 2018 08 01; 384:139-151. PMID: 29847776.
  6. Wu Q, Wang T, Chen S, Zhou Q, Li H, Hu N, Feng Y, Dong N, Yao S, Xia Z. Cardiac protective effects of remote ischaemic preconditioning in children undergoing tetralogy of fallot repair surgery: a randomized controlled trial. Eur Heart J. 2018 Mar 21; 39(12):1028-1037. PMID: 28329231.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    
  7. Wang C, Li H, Wang S, Mao X, Yan D, Wong SS, Xia Z, Irwin MG. Repeated Non-Invasive Limb Ischemic Preconditioning Confers Cardioprotection Through PKC-?/STAT3 Signaling in Diabetic Rats. Cell Physiol Biochem. 2018; 45(5):2107-2121. PMID: 29533954.
  8. Deng F, Wang S, Zhang L, Xie X, Cai S, Li H, Xie GL, Miao HL, Yang C, Liu X, Xia Z. Propofol Through Upregulating Caveolin-3 Attenuates Post-Hypoxic Mitochondrial Damage and Cell Death in H9C2 Cardiomyocytes During Hyperglycemia. Cell Physiol Biochem. 2017; 44(1):279-292. PMID: 29130958.
  9. Yao W, Li H, Luo G, Li X, Chen C, Yuan D, Chi X, Xia Z, Hei Z. SERPINB1 ameliorates acute lung injury in liver transplantation through ERK1/2-mediated STAT3-dependent HO-1 induction. Free Radic Biol Med. 2017 07; 108:542-553. PMID: 28427999.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  10. Yao W, Li H, Han X, Chen C, Zhang Y, Tai WL, Xia Z, Hei Z. MG53 anchored by dysferlin to cell membrane reduces hepatocyte apoptosis which induced by ischaemia/reperfusion injury in vivo and in vitro. J Cell Mol Med. 2017 10; 21(10):2503-2513. PMID: 28401647.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  11. Wang S, Wang C, Yan F, Wang T, He Y, Li H, Xia Z, Zhang Z. N-Acetylcysteine Attenuates Diabetic Myocardial Ischemia Reperfusion Injury through Inhibiting Excessive Autophagy. Mediators Inflamm. 2017; 2017:9257291. PMID: 28265179.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  12. Pang L, Cai Y, Tang EH, Yan D, Kosuru R, Li H, Irwin MG, Ma H, Xia Z. Cox-2 Inhibition Protects against Hypoxia/Reoxygenation-Induced Cardiomyocyte Apoptosis via Akt-Dependent Enhancement of iNOS Expression. Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2016; 2016:3453059. PMID: 27795807.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  13. Gao S, Zhu Y, Li H, Xia Z, Wu Q, Yao S, Wang T, Yuan S. Remote ischemic postconditioning protects against renal ischemia/reperfusion injury by activation of T-LAK-cell-originated protein kinase (TOPK)/PTEN/Akt signaling pathway mediated anti-oxidation and anti-inflammation. Int Immunopharmacol. 2016 Sep; 38:395-401. PMID: 27355132.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  14. Han X, Yao W, Liu Z, Li H, Zhang ZJ, Hei Z, Xia Z. Lipoxin A4 Preconditioning Attenuates Intestinal Ischemia Reperfusion Injury through Keap1/Nrf2 Pathway in a Lipoxin A4 Receptor Independent Manner. Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2016; 2016:9303606. PMID: 27375835.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  15. Wang L, Wang T, Li H, Liu Q, Zhang Z, Xie W, Feng Y, Socorburam T, Wu G, Xia Z, Wu Q. Receptor Interacting Protein 3-Mediated Necroptosis Promotes Lipopolysaccharide-Induced Inflammation and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome in Mice. PLoS One. 2016; 11(5):e0155723. PMID: 27195494.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  16. Gao S, Yang Z, Shi R, Xu D, Li H, Xia Z, Wu QP, Yao S, Wang T, Yuan S. Diabetes blocks the cardioprotective effects of sevoflurane postconditioning by impairing Nrf2/Brg1/HO-1 signaling. Eur J Pharmacol. 2016 May 15; 779:111-21. PMID: 26973173.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  17. Kandula V, Kosuru R, Li H, Yan D, Zhu Q, Lian Q, Ge RS, Xia Z, Irwin MG. Forkhead box transcription factor 1: role in the pathogenesis of diabetic cardiomyopathy. Cardiovasc Diabetol. 2016 Mar 08; 15:44. PMID: 26956801.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  18. Wang Y, Li H, Huang H, Liu S, Mao X, Wang S, Wong SS, Xia Z, Irwin MG. Cardioprotection from emulsified isoflurane postconditioning is lost in rats with streptozotocin-induced diabetes due to the impairment of Brg1/Nrf2/STAT3 signalling. Clin Sci (Lond). 2016 05 01; 130(10):801-12. PMID: 26846682.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  19. Zhao W, Liu Z, Yu X, Lai L, Li H, Liu Z, Li L, Jiang S, Xia Z, Xu SY. iTRAQ proteomics analysis reveals that PI3K is highly associated with bupivacaine-induced neurotoxicity pathways. Proteomics. 2016 Feb; 16(4):564-75. PMID: 26621341.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  20. Li H, Yao W, Liu Z, Xu A, Huang Y, Ma XL, Irwin MG, Xia Z. Hyperglycemia Abrogates Ischemic Postconditioning Cardioprotection by Impairing AdipoR1/Caveolin-3/STAT3 Signaling in Diabetic Rats. Diabetes. 2016 04; 65(4):942-55. PMID: 26718505.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  21. Lin J, Wang T, Li Y, Wang M, Li H, Irwin MG, Xia Z. N-Acetylcysteine Restores Sevoflurane Postconditioning Cardioprotection against Myocardial Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury in Diabetic Rats. J Diabetes Res. 2016; 2016:9213034. PMID: 26783539.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  22. Liu Y, Jin J, Qiao S, Lei S, Liao S, Ge ZD, Li H, Wong GT, Irwin MG, Xia Z. Inhibition of PKCß2 overexpression ameliorates myocardial ischaemia/reperfusion injury in diabetic rats via restoring caveolin-3/Akt signaling. Clin Sci (Lond). 2015 Aug; 129(4):331-44. PMID: 25849791.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  23. Tian Y, Li H, Liu P, Xu JM, Irwin MG, Xia Z, Tian G. Captopril Pretreatment Produces an Additive Cardioprotection to Isoflurane Preconditioning in Attenuating Myocardial Ischemia Reperfusion Injury in Rabbits and in Humans. Mediators Inflamm. 2015; 2015:819232. PMID: 26273143.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  24. Xia R, Xu J, Yin H, Wu H, Xia Z, Zhou D, Xia ZY, Zhang L, Li H, Xiao X. Intravenous Infusion of Dexmedetomidine Combined Isoflurane Inhalation Reduces Oxidative Stress and Potentiates Hypoxia Pulmonary Vasoconstriction during One-Lung Ventilation in Patients. Mediators Inflamm. 2015; 2015:238041. PMID: 26273134.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  25. Gan X, Xing D, Su G, Li S, Luo C, Irwin MG, Xia Z, Li H, Hei Z. Propofol Attenuates Small Intestinal Ischemia Reperfusion Injury through Inhibiting NADPH Oxidase Mediated Mast Cell Activation. Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2015; 2015:167014. PMID: 26246867.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  26. Zhou M, Bao Y, Li H, Pan Y, Shu L, Xia Z, Wu D, Lam KS, Vanhoutte PM, Xu A, Jia W, Hoo RL. Deficiency of adipocyte fatty-acid-binding protein alleviates myocardial ischaemia/reperfusion injury and diabetes-induced cardiac dysfunction. Clin Sci (Lond). 2015 Oct; 129(7):547-59. PMID: 26186740.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  27. Li S, Xu J, Yao W, Li H, Liu Q, Xiao F, Irwin MG, Xia Z, Ruan W. Sevoflurane pretreatment attenuates TNF-a-induced human endothelial cell dysfunction through activating eNOS/NO pathway. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2015 May 08; 460(3):879-86. PMID: 25838201.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    
  28. Li H, Yao W, Irwin MG, Wang T, Wang S, Zhang L, Xia Z. Adiponectin ameliorates hyperglycemia-induced cardiac hypertrophy and dysfunction by concomitantly activating Nrf2 and Brg1. Free Radic Biol Med. 2015 Jul; 84:311-321. PMID: 25795513.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  29. Luo C, Yuan D, Li X, Yao W, Luo G, Chi X, Li H, Irwin MG, Xia Z, Hei Z. Propofol attenuated acute kidney injury after orthotopic liver transplantation via inhibiting gap junction composed of connexin 32. Anesthesiology. 2015 Jan; 122(1):72-86. PMID: 25254904.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  30. Xu J, Li H, Irwin MG, Xia ZY, Mao X, Lei S, Wong GT, Hung V, Cheung CW, Fang X, Clanachan AS, Xia Z. Propofol ameliorates hyperglycemia-induced cardiac hypertrophy and dysfunction via heme oxygenase-1/signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 signaling pathway in rats. Crit Care Med. 2014 Aug; 42(8):e583-94. PMID: 24810525.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  31. Li H, Liu Z, Wang J, Wong GT, Cheung CW, Zhang L, Chen C, Xia Z, Irwin MG. Susceptibility to myocardial ischemia reperfusion injury at early stage of type 1 diabetes in rats. Cardiovasc Diabetol. 2013 Sep 17; 12:133. PMID: 24041262.
    Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  32. Wang T, Mao X, Li H, Qiao S, Xu A, Wang J, Lei S, Liu Z, Ng KF, Wong GT, Vanhoutte PM, Irwin MG, Xia Z. N-Acetylcysteine and allopurinol up-regulated the Jak/STAT3 and PI3K/Akt pathways via adiponectin and attenuated myocardial postischemic injury in diabetes. Free Radic Biol Med. 2013 Oct; 63:291-303. PMID: 23747931.
    Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  33. Lei S, Li H, Xu J, Liu Y, Gao X, Wang J, Ng KF, Lau WB, Ma XL, Rodrigues B, Irwin MG, Xia Z. Hyperglycemia-induced protein kinase C ß2 activation induces diastolic cardiac dysfunction in diabetic rats by impairing caveolin-3 expression and Akt/eNOS signaling. Diabetes. 2013 Jul; 62(7):2318-28. PMID: 23474486.
    Citations: 28     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  34. Han C, Wen X, Zheng Q, Li H. Effect of starvation on activities and mRNA expression of lipoprotein lipase and hormone-sensitive lipase in tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus x O. areus). Fish Physiol Biochem. 2011 Mar; 37(1):113-22. PMID: 20706869.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Animals
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Funded by the NIH/NCATS Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program, grant number UL1TR001102, and through institutional support from Harvard University, Harvard Medical School, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.