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Dr. Qing Li receives another major accolade

  • 25 August 2020
  • Author: Mark Berthold
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A Cornerstone of CTAHR Research

For his many contributions in proteomics, environmental chemistry, and biotechnology, professor Qing X. Li is the 2020 recipient of the American Chemical Society’s International Award for Research in Agrochemicals.

Presented at the 260th ACS Fall 2020 Virtual Meeting & Expo last week by award sponsor Corteva Agriscience, Qing gave his “ACS International AGRO Award” acceptance lecture in a broadcast symposium to a virtual audience from around the world.

An icon of the Dept. of Molecular Biosciences & BioEngineering, Qing joined CTAHR in 1995 after receiving his Ph.D. in agricultural and environmental chemistry from the University of California at Davis and postdoc training at UC Berkeley.

Over the last quarter-century, his research has greatly advanced our understanding of agricultural chemistry, even at the most fundamental levels, on a broad range of topics: chemical proteomics, phytopharmaceuticals, pesticide chemistry, the environmental fate of pesticides and pollutants, immunoassays, food safety, and environmental remediation. His work has resulted in 400+ peer-reviewed scientific publications, and 20 patent applications and licensing and technology disclosures. His papers have been cited more than 10,000 times.

Qing-led discoveries have led to more sensitive and rapid diagnostic kits for pesticides and toxicants, a better understanding of the interactions between antibodies and target molecules, and higher potency of Alzheimer’s drug candidates by 300+ fold. Recently, his group discovered flavonoids in maize silk of potential benefit against Alzheimer’s.

Besides research, Qing is a teaching institution in CTAHR, having mentored 49 undergraduates, 19 MS students, 28 PhD students, 32 postdoctoral fellows, 20 junior researchers, and 43 visiting scientists in leadership positions around the world.

“Qing, your accomplishments are incredibly impressive, and it’s nice to see this recognition for how exceptional you are – and have been for decades,” says emeritus professor Charles Kinoshita. “Congratulations! You make MBBE, CTAHR, and UHM very proud.”

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