X-J J Li

X-J J Li

XiuJun (James) Li, PhD, is a tenure-track assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, Border Biomedical Research Center, and Materials Science & Engineering at University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). After he obtained his PhD degree in microfluidic single-cell analysis with Prof. Paul Li from Simon Fraser University (SFU) in Canada in 2008, he pursued his postdoctoral research in integrated microfluidic devices for genetic analysis with Professor Richard Mathies at UC Berkeley, and low-cost diagnosis with Professor George Whitesides at Harvard University, while holding an Postdoctoral Fellowship from Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada. He has gained extensive experiences in bioanalysis using microfluidic systems, such as single-cell analysis, genetic analysis, low-cost diagnosis, pathogen detection, 3D cell culture, and so on. Dr Li’s research interest is centered on the development of innovative microfluidic technologies and nanotechnologies for bioanalysis and bioengineering. He has authored about 30 publications, including 2 book chapters. His research has been funded by National Institute of Health (NIH), UT System, UTEP, State Key Laboratory of Bioreactor Engineering of China and other agencies. He is the recipient of Dean of Graduate Studies Convocation Medal (SFU) in 2009, and UT STARS award in 2012.

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University of Texas