Obituary: Hao Li
Hao Li, a second-year student in the Pritzker School of Medicine, died Jan. 2 as the result of a car accident in Pennsylvania. He was 29.
"We have suffered a great loss of a student who was a friend and colleague to many," said Norma Wagoner, Dean of Students in the Biological Sciences Division.
A native of Beijing, China, Li came to the University in 1990 as a Ph.D. student in the Biological Sciences Division. He was a student in the laboratory of Nancy Schwartz, Professor in Pediatrics and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, where he worked on his thesis, "Cloning, Gene Structure and Regulation of Chick Chondroitin Sulfate Proteoglycan." In October 1995, he took a leave of absence from his studies in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology to enter the second year of Pritzker's medical school program.
"Hao Li was an extraordinarily talented and productive student who fully shared his knowledge and expertise with many collaborators," Schwartz said. "While yet a student, Hao embodied the true spirit of scientific discovery and interaction."
Li received his B.S. in biochemistry from Peking University and continued his studies as a graduate student for one year at Tulane University. He is survived by his father, Jiemin Li, and his mother, Lianzhu Zheng; a sister, Lihong Li; and an uncle, Anqi Li; all of Changchun City, Jilin Province, P.R. China.