• Portrait of Dr. Terry Li.
  • Assistant professor

    Max Rady College of Medicine
    Human anatomy and cell science
    Room 132 – Basic Medical Sciences Building
    745 Bannatyne Avenue
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0J9

    Phone: 204-789-3788

Research summary

Dr. Li's research focuses on developing novel anatomy learning modules for undergraduate and postgraduate medical students. He designs ultrasound workshops that advance students' understanding and retention of anatomy knowledge while providing them with hands-on experience in point-of-care and handheld ultrasound. He is also exploring ways to improve online anatomical education to serve remote communities using technologies such as virtual reality and augmented reality. Dr. Li's previous research includes the investigation of genetic and imaging markers for coronary artery disease, as well as morphological studies on fetal heart development.


  • Anatomical education
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Educational research
  • Fetal heart development
  • Genetic markers
  • Imaging markers
  • Ultrasound education
  • Undergraduate education
  • Virtual reality and augmented reality


Dr. Terry Yantian Li is an assistant professor at the Max Rady College of Medicine in the human anatomy and cell science department. He has a passion for anatomy that began with his first undergraduate course at the University of Toronto. He went on to earn a specialized master's degree in anatomical sciences from Queen's University, where he was introduced to teaching and cadaveric dissection. Dr. Li then completed his PhD in anatomy and cell biology at Queen's University in 2019, where his research focused on the use of genetic and imaging markers to identify patients with high risk for coronary artery disease. He has also taught anatomy and psychiatry at Queen's University, St. Francis Xavier University, and the School of Pharmacy at the University of Waterloo.


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Anatomy and Cell Biology, Queen’s University (2019)

Master of Science (MSc) in Anatomical Sciences, Queen’s University (2013)

Bachelor of Science (BSc) (Honours) in Psychiatry, University of Toronto (2011)


Professors’ Prize for Outstanding Graduate Work in Anatomy, Queen’s University (2019)

Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) (2016)

Franklin Bracken Fellowship, Queen’s University (2015)

Contact us

Human Anatomy and Cell Science
130 Basic Medical Science Building
745 Bannatyne Avenue

University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0J9 Canada