Chen Li
Articling Student, Toronto


Phone: 416.593.5514
Fax: 416.591.1690
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  • University of Toronto, B.Sc. Hons., 2011
  • University of Toronto, M.A.Sc., 2014; thesis titled The Imprinting Effects of Mechanical Environment on the Fibrogenesis of Mesenchymal Stem Cells
  • University of Toronto, J.D., 2018

Chen Li is an articling student in Smart & Biggar’s Toronto office. She has recently earned a J.D. from the University Toronto.

Prior to her legal studies, Chen has worked with three research labs, conducting research on Calcific Aortic Valve Diseases, DNA repair mechanisms, stem cell therapy and micro-RNA technology.  She received the Ontario Graduate Scholarship and CIHR Graduate Students Award for her research. Through her work, she has gained familiarity with a large body of literature and research techniques.

Chen actively volunteers within the legal community. She has worked with the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board, was an assistant editor with the University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review, and has worked as a pro-bono extern for the Structural Genomics Consortium.

During her legal studies, Chen co-authored a paper on expert opinion evidence that resulted in publication in the McGill Law Journal.


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