Mengchu Li, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
Traynor Lab

Traynor Lab


I received B.S. and M.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from China Pharmaceutical University and Temple University, respectively. Then I was admitted to Virginia Commonwealth University and obtained my Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences with a concentration in Medicinal Chemistry. My previous research has focused on drug design and development in the field of non-addictive analgesics and opioid use disorder treatments. My work has involved molecular design, organic syntheses, in vitro bioscreening, behavior pharmacology, and molecular biology. As a member of Dr. Traynor's lab, my research focuses on the discovery of novel negative allosteric modulators of mu-opioid receptors as OUD treatments.


Ph.D. Medicinal Chemistry 2021, Virginia Commonwealth University
MS Pharmaceutical Sciences 2017, Temple University
BS Pharmaceutical Sciences 2016, China Pharmaceutical University

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