Dr. Bo Li is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the director of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at Center for Immunology and Inflammatory Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital. His research focuses on large-scale single-cell genomics data analysis. He received his Ph.D. in computer science from UW-Madison and completed two postdoctoral trainings with Dr. Lior Pachter at UC Berkeley and Dr. Aviv Regev at Broad Institute. He is best known for developing RSEM, an impactful RNA-seq transcript quantification software. RSEM is cited 8,080 times (Google Scholar) and adopted by several big consortia such as TCGA, ENCODE, GTEx and TOPMed.


  • Computational Biology
  • Machine Learning
  • Statistics


  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, 2013

    University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

  • M.S. in Computer Science, 2010

    University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

  • B.E. in Computer Science and Engineering (ACM Honor Class), 2008

    Shanghai Jiao Tong University, CHINA