Miling Li

Postdoctoral Fellow
University of British Columbia

My primary research interests lie in the linkage between the Earth sciences and human health, and I have dedicated my research career so far to applying geology and geochemistry to the field of Environmental Health. I obtained my Sc.D. in Environmental Health from Harvard T.H.Chan School of Public Health where I primarily worked on investigating sources of methylmercury exposure for marine biota and humans using mercury stable isotopes. As a long-term research direction, I am interested in examining the potential of metal isotopes to assess pathological conditions and to provide insights into pathological mechanisms. As a MAGNET trainee, I will focus on tackling current difficulty in measuring analytes in biological or organic matrices and improving the accuracy of metal isotope measurements in biological samples (e.g., blood, urine). I view this as a crucial starting point for my long-term research goal.