Dr. Zhizhong Li is the co-founder of Shiyu Children Foundation, a NGO focusing on promoting awareness, patient education and drug discovery for pediatric cancers. He is also a best-selling author and has written three books on the topic of cancer biology and oncology drug discovery. His books have won many prestigious awards in China, including “Best 30 Books in China 2015” and “Best Pop Science Book in China”. His WeChat blog alone has about 1,000,000 followers.
Dr. Zhizhong Li graduated from Duke University with PhD in Molecular Cancer Biology, before joining Novartis (NIBR) as a presidential postdoc fellow. In 2013, He joined Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research as a research investigator in the department of Oncology Drug Discovery, focusing on new target identification and validation. He published over 20 peer-reviewed research articles including a cover story on Cancer Cell. His work has been cited for over 6000 times.