Hui Li

Dr Hui Li

Postdoctoral Researcher

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dr. Li is a postdoctoral researcher in the Adelaide Medical School, University of Adelaide, and located in the Centre for Nutrition and Gastrointestinal Diseases at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute.

Dr. Li has a research interest in gastric vagal afferent signalling in health and diseases. By using multiple complex techniques, including electrophysiology and laser capture microdissection, she has significantly advanced understanding on the interaction between gastric appetite regulatory hormones and gastric vagal afferents, and has found this system is dynamic changing with nutritional states (e.g. food restriction and obesity). These findings have improved understandings of the role vagal afferents play in appetite regulation and obesity. She is also interested in understanding the physiological and molecular basis of functional dyspepsia, particularly its mechanisms via gastric vagal afferents. These studies will led to new understanding of diseases associated with vagal afferents and provide potential treatment regime or pharmacotherapies for treatment of these diseases.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2017 Research Fellow South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute
    2014 Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of Adelaide, Adelaide
    2013 - 2014 Research assistant University of Adelaide, Adelaide
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2016 Award Best Poster of Early Career Researcher in 2016 South Australian Health And Medical Research Institute Research Showcase South Australian Health And Medical Research Institute Australia
    2015 Award Young Investigator Award in ANGMA conference 2015
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    Chinese (Mandarin) Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2009 - 2014 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    2004 - 2008 Shandong University, Jinan China Master in Nutrition and Food Hygiene
    1999 - 2004 Shanxi Medical University, Taiyuan China Bachelor in Preventive Medicine
  • Research Interests

Dr. Li has acted as a tutor for the undergraduate Food, Nutrition & Health classes at the University of Adelaide in 2012.

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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2018 - ongoing Board Member Reconciliation Action Plan committee SAHMRI Australia
    2018 - ongoing Board Member Faculty Seminar Series Organising Committee University of Adelaide Australia
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2019 - ongoing Board Member Australian Society for Medical Research Australia
    2016 - ongoing Member Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society
    2015 - 2016 Member The Australian Society For Medical Research
  • Position: Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Phone: 81284856
  • Email: hui.li01@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: SAHMRI, floor 7
  • Org Unit: Medical Specialties

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