Dr. Peng Li received his B.S. in Biological Sciences from Tsinghua University in China. He then completed his Ph.D. in the laboratory of Dr. Henry Sucov at University of Southern California, where he worked on the molecular pathways in cardiovascular development. Dr. Li conducted his postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Dr. Mark Krasnow at Stanford University. There, he applied the molecular and genetic approaches to study breathing control center, and discovered the neuropeptide circuit that controls a breathing pattern variant - sighing. At the University of Michigan, his research program focuses on dissecting the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying the neural control of breathing using a combination of cutting-edge approaches.