I am Qiong Li, M.D., Ph.D., a visiting scholar from China. I am an associate professor and Vice President of the Nursing College at Xinxiang Medical University. My main research fields are stem cells and myocardial regeneration.
From September 2017 to August 2018, I worked at the Physiology and Biophysics Department at UAMS with Brian Storrie, Ph.D., as a visiting scholar supported by the China Scholarship Council. In this period, my research concentrated on the structure-function relationships of platelets. I learned some advanced imaging techniques, including the electron microscope, super-resolution microscopy and confocal microscopy. Professor Storrie gave me a lot of guidance. Irina, Shijie and Jeff gave me a lot of help and we also established friendships. I was most impressed with the professor’s wisdom and enthusiasm for scientific research. After returning to China, I hope to have the opportunity to invite Dr. Storrie to give lectures in China.
During my visit, I also visited Patricia Cowan, Ph.D., RN, dean of the College of Nursing, to discuss plans for future teachers’ exchanges. After spending some time examining the nursing curriculum, I will introduce some advanced and different teaching opinions to Xinxiang Medical University. The information I gained will also be helpful to the future research cooperation between the nursing colleges.
Finally, I’d like to thank everyone for helping me.