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Yangjiani Li, MD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow


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Dr. Yangjiani Li got her MD degree in Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-sen University, one of the best-known ophthalmic healthcare and education centers in Asia. During her doctoral study, she conducted a clinical trial investigating trace metal elements’ concentration in aqueous humor of patients with and without primary glaucoma. She joined Dr. Elze’s lab as a postdoctoral research fellow in October 2019. Her research projects are the epidemiologic features of ocular diseases, the association of retinal structural changes in optical coherence tomography (OCT) with diabetic parameters in patients without diabetic retinopathy, the effects of magnification of OCT scans on retinal thickness measurements, and the norms of children’s retinal thickness.


  1. 2019-2022

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

    Schepens Eye Research Institute, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School
  2. 2019


    Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-sen University


  • 2022
    Travel Grant
    ARVO Annual Meeting
  • 2021
    Travel Grant
    ARVO Annual Meeting