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ChenshuangLi, DDS, PhD

Chenshuang Li, DDS, PhD

Assistant Professor of Orthodontics, Co-Director of Orthodontic Clinic

Department of Orthodontics

Evans Building, 3rd Floor


Professional Biography

Dr. Chenshuang Li is an Assistant Professor, and the co-clinical director in the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. She completed her Ph.D. training in Orthodontics at the School and Hospital of Stomatology at Peking University in collaboration with the UCLA Dental and Craniofacial Research Institute in 2016, and finished her orthodontic specialty training at UCLA School of Dentistry in 2019. Dr. Li’s researches primary focus on the functional investigation of molecules involved in tissue development and regeneration, as well as ligand-receptor binding, signaling transduction, and stem cell biology. Dr. Li has co-authored more than thirty manuscripts published in top peer-reviewed journals such as The Journal of Clinical Investigation, Biomaterials, The Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, Stem Cells, and The Journal of Dental Research. Dr. Li’s fruitful publications and awards lists fully demonstrate her strong clinical and research backgrounds, and her competence and passion in the academic area. Dr. Li has a clear career goal and is eager to serve as a full-time faculty member who mentors the students and develops basic, translational, and clinical researches as an educator and clinician-scientist.

Honors / Credentials
  • First-class of National Scholarship 2010
  • First-class Prize of Graduate’s Case Report, Xi’an Jiaotong University 2011
  • First-class Scholarship, Peking University Health Science Center 2011
  • Second-class Scholarship, Peking University Health Science Center 2012-2015
  • Finalist of American Association for Dental Research (AADR) Hatton Competition (Senior Category) 2014-2016
  • American Association for Dental Research (AADR) Bloc Travel Grant 2015
  • First-class of Dentsply research Scholarship, Peking University 2015
  • First place of Charley Schultz Resident Scholar Award (Basic science category), American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) 2018
  • Thomas M. Graber Award of Special Merit, American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) 2019
  • Board Certification, American Board of Orthodontics 2019
  • New Investigator Recognition Award [NIRA] finalist, Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) Annual Meeting 2020
  • Finalist of American Association for Dental Research (AADR) Hatton Competition (Post-doctoral Category) 2020
  • Finalist of International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Craniofacial Biology Research Group, Orthodontic & Craniofacial Clinical and Translational Research Award 2020
  • Finalist of International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Orthodontic Research Group, Growth & Development Research Award 2020
  • Second place of the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) Scientific Photo Competition 2020
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Research Day AADR Travel Grant 2020
  • Guest Editor, Potential Diagnosis or Treatment Targets of Osteoarthritis, The Journal of International Medical Research 2019
  • Guest Editor, the Emerging Roles of Endocrine Hormones in Different Arthritic Disorders, Frontiers in Endocrinology 2020
  • Reviewer, Biomed Research International, 2015-present
  • Reviewer, Oral Health and Dental Management, 2015-present
  • Reviewer, The Journal of International Medical Research,2018-present
  • Reviewer, American Journal of Translational Research, 2018-present
  • Reviewer, Frontiers in Pharmacology, 2018-present
  • Reviewer, Oral Diseases, 2018-present
  • Reviewer, European Journal of Orthodontics, 2020-present
  • Reviewer, Bioactive Materials, 2020-present
  • Reviewer, Tissue and Cell, 2020-present
  • Reviewer, Engineering, 2020-present
  • Postdoctoral Certificate in Orthodontics, University of California, Los Angeles, 2019
  • Ph.D. in Orthodontics, Peking University,2016
  • D.D.S., Xi’an Jiaotong University, 2011
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