C. C. Li

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Ching Chun Li (李景均; pinyin: Lǐ Jǐngjūn; 27 October 1912 in Taku, near Tianjin – 20 October 2003 in Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania) was a Chinese American population geneticist and human geneticist.


Ching Chun Li was born on October 27, 1912, in Taku, Tianjin, China. He received his B.S. degree in agronomy from the University of Nanking in 1936 and a Ph.D. in plant breeding and genetics from Cornell University in 1940. He did postgraduate work in mathematics, mathematical statistics and experimental statistics at the University of Chicago, Columbia University and North Carolina State University, 1940-1941. He was Professor of Agronomy at Peking University (1946-1950). He served as President of the American Society of Human Genetics in 1960. His tenure at the University of Pittsburgh began in 1951. He was Professor and Department Chairman, Biostatistics, from 1969 to 1975.


  • Li, C.C. (1955) Population Genetics University of Chicago Press

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