Aileen | Li


Postdoctoral Fellow



Ph.D., Bioengineering
Harvard University
Advisor: David J Mooney


B.S., Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology

Research Interests

Engineered T cells for modulating the tumor microenvironment


2010-2014 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

2010 Harvard University James Mills Pierce Fellowship

2015, 2011 Harvard University Distinction in Teaching Award


Li, A.W., Sobral, M.C., Badrinath, S., Choi, Y, Graveline, A., Stafford, A., Dellacherie, M.O., Shih, T.Y., Ali, O.A., Kim, J., Wucherpfennig, K.W., Mooney, D.J. "A facile approach to enhance antigen response for personalized cancer vaccination."" Nature Materials. (2018)

Dellacherie, M.O.*, Li, A.W.*, Lu, B.Y., Mooney, D.J. "Covalent conjugation of peptide antigen to mesoporous silica rods to enhance cellular responses."" Bioconjugate Chemistry. (2018)

Li, A.W., Lu, B.Y., Gu, L., Choi, Y., Kim, J., Mooney, D.J. "The effect of surface modification of mesoporous silica micro-rod scaffold on immune cell activation and infiltration"". Biomaterials (2016)

Wong, K.K., Li, A.W., Mooney, D.J., Dranoff, G. "Advances in Therapeutic Cancer Vaccines."" Advances in Immunology (2016)

Kim, J.*, Li, A.W.*, Choi, Y., Lewin, S.A., Verbeke, C.S., Dranoff, G., Mooney, D.J. "Injectable and spontaneously-assembling inorganic scaffolds for in vivo immune cell recruitment and modulation."" Nature Biotechnology (2015)

Kim, J.*, Li, A.W.*, Sands, R.W., Mooney, D.J. "Effect of pore structure of macroporous poly(lactide-co-glycolide) scaffolds on the in vivo enrichment of dendritic cells."" ACS Applied Material Interfaces (2014)

Li, A.W., Mooney, D.J. "Materials based tumor immunotherapy vaccines." Current Opinion in Immunology (2013)

Li, A.W., Barry, Z.T., Cohen, J.D., Wilder, C.L., Deeds, R.J., Keegan, P., Platt, M.O. "Detection of Femtomole Quantities of Mature Cathepsin K with Zymography." Analytical Biochemistry (2009)