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Shu Li, PhD

Petri Bio
CEO and Co-founder
Dr. Shu Li is CEO and Co-founder of Petri Bio, an LA-based biotech startup developing therapies and healthcare products using gut microbes. Previously she co-founded Alpine Roads, a YC-backed startup using genetically modified plants to produce animal proteins. She has a Ph.D. in Plant Biology from Penn State University. Over academic and entrepreneurial career, she has generated 7 peer-reviewed scientific publications and 3 patents, and served as a reviewer for 4 scientific journals. In her spare time, she is serving as Vice President of the National Graduate Women In Science (GWIS), advocating for underrepresented scientists, entrepreneurs and leaders in STEM.