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Ronald Li

Assoc Professor


CVM Main Building B305


After obtaining his DVM from the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, Dr. Li completed a rotating internship in Toronto, where he developed a keen interest in emergency and critical care medicine. He worked as an emergency clinician for one year before completing a residency and Master’s of Veterinary Medicine in small animal emergency and critical care at the Royal Veterinary College (UK) in 2014. Dr. Li then pursued a PhD in Integrative Pathobiology at the University of California, Davis, where he studied platelet and neutrophil biology. He then stayed on as a tenure track faculty where he worked as a criticalist in the hospital and a principal investigator of the Comparative Platelet and Neutrophil Physiology Laboratory at UC Davis. He is committed to training clinician scientists and bridging the gap between basic science and clinical research to benefit clinical patients.


  • American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care


DVM Ontario Veterinary College University of Guelph 2009

Master of Veterinary Medicine Royal Veterinary College University of London 2014

PhD University of California Davis 2018

Area(s) of Expertise

Dr. Li's research focus is directed towards understanding the cellular basis and pathobiological roles of immunothrombosis, by which neutrophils and platelets interact in cardiovascular diseases and systemic inflammation. His research also includes investigating precision medicine, congenital platelet disorders and novel antiplatelet therapy in cardiovascular diseases.

Clinical interests: Pulmonary hypertension, respiratory failure, sepsis


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