Ang Li obtained his B.Sc. at Peking University (China) where he worked with Prof. Zhen Yang. He earned his Ph.D. at The Scripps Research Institute (USA) in 2009 and carried out postdoctoral research at Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences (Singapore) in 2010, under the supervision of Prof. K. C. Nicolaou. He joined the faculty of Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC), Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2010. He received ChemComm Emerging Investigator Lectureship in 2016 and Tetrahedron Young Investigator Award for Organic Synthesis in 2017.