Professor of agronomy in College of Agronomy and Biotechnology. He received his B.S.and M.S.degree from China Agriculture University, Beijing, China. He received his Ph. D. in weed science and crop physiology from Auburn University, Alabama, USA. His research program focuses on plant growth regulation by plant growth regulators. Dr. Li received the national award for developing and extension of chemical regulation technology for cotton. He is nominated professor of ChangJiang Scholar Program. Dr. Li was appointed as the vice president for R&D since 2011.

Professor of agronomy in College of Agronomy and Biotechnology. Dr. Li received his B.S.and M.S.degree from China Agriculture University, Beijing, China. He received his Ph. D. in weed science and crop physiology from Auburn University, Alabama, USA. His research program focuses on crop growth regulation and stress talerance improvement by plant growth regulators. Dr. Li received the national award for developing and extension of chemical regulation technology for cotton and corn. He is nominated professor of ChangJiang Scholar Program 2009. Dr. Li was appointed as the vice president of CAU for research since 2011.

Research of Special Interest
Crop Growth Regulation and Stress Resistance, Plant Growth Regulators
Publications      *Correspondence Author
1.        Xiaoming Ren, Lizhen Zhang, Mingwei Du, Jochem B. Evers, Wopke van der Werf, Xiaoli Tian, Zhaohu Li. 2013. Managing mepiquat chloride and plant density for optimal yield and quality of cotton. Field Crops Research, 149:1-10.
2.        Du Ming-wei, Ren Xiao-ming, Tian Xiao-li, Duan Liu-sheng, Zhang Ming-cai, Tan Wei-ming and Li Zhao-hu. 2013. Evaluation of Harvest Aid Chemicals for the Cotton-Winter Wheat Double Cropping System. Journal of Integrative Agriculture, 12(2): 273-282. 
3.        Yao Lu, Yajun Li, Jiachang Zhang, Yitao Xiao, Yuesen Yue, Liusheng Duan, Mingcai Zhang, Zhaohu Li. 2013. Overexpression of Arabidopsis molybdenum cofactor sulfurase gene confers drought tolerance in maize (Zea mays L.). Plos One. 8(1): e52126.   
4.        Yuesen Yue, Mingcai Zhang, Jiachang Zhang, Tian Xiaoli, Liusheng Duan, Zhaohu Li. 2012. Increased abscisic acid level and enhanced drought tolerance of transgenic cotton by overexpressing AtLOS5 gene. Journal of Experimental Botany, 63, 3741–3748.
5.        Ibrahim A.M., Li R., You Z., Li Z. 2012. Japanese Foxtail (Alopecurus japonicus) resistance to Fenoxaprop and Pinoxaden in China. Weed Science, 60, 167-171. 
6.        Yuesen Yue, Mingcai Zhang, Jiachang Zhang, Liusheng Duan, Zhaohu Li. 2012. SOS1 gene overexpression increased salt tolerance in transgenic tobacco by maintaining a higher K+/Na+ ratio. Journal of Plant Physiology, 169, 255-261.   
7.        Huiling Wu, Xiaoli Wu, Zhaohu Li, Liusheng Duan, Mingcai Zhang. 2012. Physiological evaluation of drought stress tolerance and recovery in Cauliflower (Brassica oleracea L.) seedlings treated with methyl jasmonate and coronatine. Journal of Plant Growth Regulation, 31, 113-123.  
8.        Huiling Wu, Jiachang Zhang, Liusheng Duan, A. Egrinya Eneji, Bo Zhang, Zhaohu Li*. 2011. Effects of dapA gene deletion on coronatine biosynthesis in Pseudomonas syringae pv. glycinea PG4180. World J Microbiol Biotechnol. 27:325–331.  
9.        Wang Shiwen, Xie Beitao, Yin Lina, Duan Liusheng, Li Zhaohu, Eneji A. Egrinya, Tsuji Wataru, Tsunekawa Atsushi. 2010. Increased UV-B radiation affects the viability, reactive oxygen species accumulation and antioxidant enzyme activities in maize (Zea mays L.) pollen. Photochemistry and Photobiology, 86, 110-116.   
10.    Zhang Mingcai, Zhai Zhixi, Tian Xiaoli, Duan Liusheng, Li Zhaohu. 2008. Brassinolide alleviated the adverse effect of water deficits on photosynthesis and the antioxidant of soybean (Glycine max L.). Plant Growth Regulation, 56, 257-264.  
11.    Zhang Mingcai, Duan Liusheng, Tian Xiaoli, He Zhongpei, Li Jianmin, Wang Baomin, Li Zhaohu. 2007. Uniconazole-induced tolerance of soybean to water deficit stress in relation to changes in photosynthesis, hormones and antioxidant system. Journal of Plant Physiology, 164, 709-717.   
12.    Li Runzhi, Wang Shiwen, Duan Liusheng, Li Zhaohu, Michael J. Christoffers, Lemma W.Mengistu. 2007. Genetic diversity of wild oat (Avena fatua) populations from China and the United States. Weed Science, 55, 95-101.    
13.    Wang Shiwen, Duan Liusheng, Li Jianmin, Tian Xiaoli, Li Zhaohu. 2007. UV-B radiation increases paraquat tolerance of two broad-leaved and two grass weeds in relation to changes in herbicide absorption and photosynthesis. Weed Research, 47, 122-128.   
14.    Jiang Linjian, Duan Liusheng, Tian Xiaoli, Wang Baomin, Zhang Haifeng, He Zhongpei, Zhang Mingcai, Li Zhaohu. 2006. NaCl salinity stress decreased bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) protein content of transgenic Bt cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) seedlings. Environmental and Experimental Botany, 55, 321-326.    20