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Harvard Virology Specialty Laboratory

Jonathan Li, MD, MMSc

Virology Specialty Lab Director

Dr. Jonathan Li is the Director of the Harvard/Brigham Virology Specialty Laboratory, the Director of the Harvard University Center for AIDS Research Clinical Core, and a member of the NIH COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines Panel. He also holds leadership positions in the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) as the Director of the ACTG Virology Core Laboratories, a member of the ACTG HIV Reservoirs and Viral Eradication Transformative Science Group and as the Chair of several ACTG clinical trials. Dr. Li’s research is focused on HIV and SARS-CoV-2 drug resistance, reservoirs, and viral evolution. He is the Deputy Editor of the Journal of Infectious Diseases. In addition, he sees patients in both the outpatient Infectious Diseases clinic and in the inpatient consult service at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Current research projects include:
  • Predictors of HIV rebound after treatment interruption and post-treatment virologic control
  • Impact of HIV minority variants using next-generation sequencing
  • HIV integration into the human genome
  • Mechanisms and clinical impact of persistent low-level HIV viremia despite antiretroviral therapy
  • Clinical and translational research in coronaviruses and COVID-19 disease
The Li Laboratory is located in Cambridge MA, and is associated with Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
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Harvard Virology Specialty Laboratory

Associate Directors

Laboratory Info

Lab Address

Li Laboratory
65 Landsdowne Street, Rm 435
Cambridge, MA 02139

Areas of Interest

Viral Persistance,resistance and evolution