Biographical Sketch

Dr. Xu Li graduated with a master's degree from Zhejiang University in China in 2004. He then obtained a doctoral degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Minnesota in 2010. His thesis focused on the development of magnetoacoustic tomography with magnetic induction for imaging electrical properties of biological tissues. After that, he started his fellowship training in the F.M. Kirby Research Center for Functional Brain Imaging at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and the department of radiology in the Johns Hopkins University. He became a research associate in the Kennedy Krieger Institute in 2011.

Research Summary

Dr. Xu Li's present research focuses on the development of new imaging methods for mapping the magnetic properties of living systems, specifically the quantification of magnetic susceptibility in high-field MRI, mapping susceptibility tensors and their applications for studying the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the central nervous system. Other interests include the development of new methods for imaging electrical properties of biological tissues and new MRI techniques for brain imaging.

Contact Information

The F. M. Kirby Research Center for Functional Brain Imaging 
707 N. Broadway, Room G-25 
Baltimore, MD 21205 

Email: xuli at
Phone Number: 443-923-9513

Curriculum Vitae

  • Current Appointment
    • Research Associate, F.M. Kirby Research Center 
      2011 - Present 
      Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, MD
  • Education and Training
    • Fellowship, Radiology 
      2010 - 2011 
      Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
    • PhD, Biomedical Engineering 
      University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
    • MS, Biomedical Engineering 
      Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
    • BS, Biomedical Engineering 
      Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Affiliations
    • International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
    • IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society


For a list of Xu Li's most recent publications searched from the NIH's PubMed Database, please use this Search Link.