Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2017
    Associate Professor (Docent) and leader of wound healing research group at the Unit of Dermatology and Venereology, Department of Medicine Solna, KI

  • 2013 – 2016
    Assistant Professor at Unit of Dermatology and Venereology, Department of Medicine Solna, KI

  • 2009 – 2013
    Postdoctoral researcher at Molecular Dermatology research group, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institute (KI), Sweden

  • 2003 – 2008
    Ph. D. in Medical Virology, Dept. of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology (IMBIM), Uppsala University, Sweden

  • 1998 – 2003
    Bachelor of Medicine, Peking University, China

Selected publications

  • Li, D., Wang, A., Meisgen, F., Pivarcsi, A., Sonkoly, E., Ståhle, M., Landén, N.X.. (2015) MicroRNA-31 promotes skin wound healing by enhancing keratinocyte proliferation and migration. Journal of Investigative Dermatology 135(6): 1676-85 PMID: 25685928

  • Li, D., Wang, A., Liu, X., Meisgen, F., Grunler, J., Botusan, I.R., Narayanan, S., Erikci, E., Li, X., Blomqvist, L., Du, L., Pivarcsi, A., Sonkoly, E., Chowdhury, K., Catrina, S., Ståhle, M., Landén, N.X.. (2015) MicroRNA-132 enhances transition from inflammation to proliferation during wound healing. Journal of Clinical Investigation 3;125(8):3008-26. PMID: 26121747

  • Cheung, L., Fisher, R.M., Kuzmina, N., Li, D., Li, X., Werngren, O., Blomqvist, L., Ståhle, M., Landén, N.X.. (2016) Psoriasis skin inflammation-induced microRNA-26b targets NCEH1 in underlying subcutaneous adipose tissue. Journal of Investigative Dermatology 136: 640-648 PMID: 27015452

  • Li X, Li D, Wang A, Chu T, Lohcharoenkal W, Zheng X, Grünler J, Narayanan S, Eliasson S, Herter E, Wang Y, Ma Y, Ehrström M, Eidsmo L, Pivarcsi A, Sonkoly E, Catrina S, Ståhle M, Xu Landén N. (2017) MicroRNA-132 with therapeutic potential in chronic wounds. Journal of Investigative Dermatology [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28807666

  • Li X, Li D, Wikstrom J.D., Pivarcsi A, Sonkoly E, Ståhle M, Xu Landén N (2017) MicroRNA-132 promotes fibroblast migration via regulating RAS p21 protein activator 1 in skin wound healing Scientific Reports 7(1):7797. PMID: 28798331

Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of editorial board of the journal ‘Advances in Wound Care’, an official publication of the Wound Healing Society (ISSN: 2162-1918 • Online ISSN: 2162-1934), since 2016

  • European Society for Dermatological Research, since 2009

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