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Li Xinying
Professor
Tel:  86-10-64845636
Fax:  86-10-64872070
Mailing Address:  16 Lincui Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, China
Email:  lixy@psych.ac.cn
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Resume:

Dr. Xinying Li got her M. D. from the Peking Union Medical College in 2003. Her post-doctoral research in the Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences focused on the neural mechanisms of the attentional bias which is a core cognitive characteristic of anxiety. She joined the Beijing Twin Study (BeTwiSt) in 2005 and began the research on adolescent mental health problems since then. Now she is a Professor in the Key Laboratory of Mental Health. 

Research Interests:

How genes and environmental factors interplay with each other and have an impact on the development of adolescent mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety and externalizing behaviors.

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Selected Publications:

Chen, J., Li, X., Natsuaki, M. N., Leve, L. D., Harold, G. T. (2014) Genetic and Environmental Influences on Depressive Symptoms in Chinese Adolescents. Behavior Genetics, (in press)
Chen, J., Li, X. (2014). Genetic and environmental etiologies of adolescent dysfunctional attitudes: A twin study. Twin Research and Human Genetics. (in press) 
Chen, J., Li, X. (2013). Genetic and environmental influences on adolescent rumination and its association with depressive symptoms. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 41, 1289-1298.
Chen, J., Li, X., McGue, M. (2013). The interacting effect of the BDNF Val66Met polymorphism and stressful life events on adolescent depression is not an artifact of gene-environment correlation: evidence from a longitudinal twin study. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 54(10), 1066-1073.
Chen, J., Li, X., Zhang, J., Natsuaki, M. N., Leve, L. D., Harold, G. T., Chen, Z., Yang, X., Guo, F., Zhang, J., Ge, X. (2013). The Beijing twin study (BeTwiSt): a longitudinal study of child and adolescent development. Twin Research and Human Genetics, 16(1), 91-97.
Chen, J., Li, X., McGue, M. (2012) Interacting effect of BDNF Val66Met polymorphism and stressful life events on adolescent depression. Gene, Brain and Behaviors. 11: 958-965.
Chen, J., Li, X., Zhang, J., Natsuaki, M. N., Leve, L. D., Harold, G. T., Chen, Z., Yang, X., Guo, F., Zhang, J., Ge, X. (2012) The Beijing Twin Study (BeTwiSt): a longitudinal study of child and adolescent development. Twin Research and Human Genetics. 16(Special Issue 01): 91-97.
Li, X., McGue, M., Gottesman., I.I. (2012). Two sources of genetic liability to depression: interpreting the relationship between stress sensitivity and depression under a multifactorial polygenic model. Behavior genetics. 42(2), 268-277.
Chen, J., Li, X., Chen, Z., Yang, X., Zhang, J., Duan, Q., Ge, X. (2010). Optimization of zygosity determination by questionnaire and DNA genotyping in Chinese adolescent twins. Twin Research and Human Genetics. 13(2), 194-200.
Guo, F., Chen, Z., Li, X., Yang, X., & Ge, X.2011. Parenting Does Matter: the Relation between Nonshared Environment and Monozygotic Adolescent Twin Differences in Effortful Control. Social Behavior and Personality. 39(3), 299-308.
Liu, Z., Li, X., & Ge, X. (2009). Left Too Early: The Effects of Age at Separation From Parents on Chinese Rural Children's Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression. American Journal of Public Health. 99(11): 2049-2054.
Chen, Z., Guo, F., Yang, X., Li, X., Duan, Q., Zhang, J., & Ge, X., (2009). Emotional and behavioral effects of romantic relationships in Chinese adolescents. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. 38(10): 1282-1293.
Li, X., Wang, M., Poliakoff, E., Luo, Y-J. (2007). Attention to threat in high and low trait anxious individuals: A study using extremely threatening pictorial cues. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 104, 1097-1106.
Poliakoff, E., Miles, E., Li, X., & Blanchette, I. (2007). The effect of visual threat on exogenous spatial attention to touch. Cognition, 102, 405-414. 

Grants:

Funds for young scholar of Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (O7CX071007)
National Natural Science Foundation of China (30600183).