Shu Li, Ph.D


Dr. Shu Li is CEO and Co-founder of Petri Bio, an LA-based biotech startup developing therapies and healthcare products using gut microbes. Previously she co-founded Alpine Roads, a YC-backed startup using genetically modified plants to produce animal proteins. She has a Ph.D. in Plant Biology from Penn State University. Over her academic and entrepreneurial career, she has generated seven peer-reviewed scientific publications and three patents, and has served as a reviewer for four scientific journals. In her spare time, she is serving as Vice President of the National Graduate Women In Science (GWIS), advocating for under-represented scientists, entrepreneurs, and leaders in STEM.

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