Jingbo Li
Visiting Scholar
Email: jingboli (at) mit (dot) edu

Jingbo was born and raised in Gansu, China. He received his bachelor and master degree in bioengineering from Hefei University of Technology and South China University of Technology in 2007 and 2010, respectively. After graduation, he joined a research group in Jinan University at Guangzhou, China to study biorefinery for bioethanol production until 2014. He then moved to Aarhus University, Denmark, where he received his PhD degree in 2017. Supported by the Independent Research Fund Denmark, he joined the lab of Prof. Gregory Stephanopoulos as a postdoctoral fellow in 2018. In his free time, he enjoys swimming, badminton, pingpang, and basketball.

Jingbo’s work at MIT will be focusing on upgrading biofuels from biodiesel and bioethanol to ‘drop-in fuels’ by rewiring Yarrowia lipolytica metabolism using genetic engineering tools.


Jingbo Li*, Thomas Vosegaard & Zheng Guo* (2017). Applications of nuclear magnetic resonance in lipid analyses: emerging powerful tool for lipidomics study. Progress in Lipid Research. 68:37-56.

Jingbo Li* & Zheng Guo* (2017). Complete utilization of rapeseed meal to produce lipophilic antioxidants, protein, and monosugars in a concordant manner. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 5 (7), pp 6218–6226

Jingbo Li & Zheng Guo (2017). Catalytic biodiesel production mediated by amino acid-based protic salts. ChemSusChem. 10(8), 1792-1802

Jingbo Li & Zheng Guo (2017). Structure evolution of synthetic amino acids-derived basic ionic liquids for catalytic production of biodiesel. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 5 (1), 1237–1247

Jingbo Li & Zheng Guo (2016). Identification and quantification of phenolic compounds in rapeseed originated lecithin and antioxidant activity evaluation. LWT-Food Science & Technology. 73, 397-405

Jingbo Li, Pengfei Zhou, Hongmei Liu, Chunjiang Xiong, Jianghai Lin, Wenjuan Xiao, Yingxue Gong, Zehuan Liu. (2014). Synergism of cellulase, xylanase, and pectinase on hydrolyzing sugarcane bagasse resulting from different pretreatment technologies. Bioresource Technology. 155, 258-265