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  • 12/15/2016: Congrations to both Wan and Sanjay for Graduate School Travel Awards for Pittcon 2017 conference in Chicago!
  • 12/10/2016: A new invited manuscript regarding stem cells was submitted for publication.
  • 12/6/2016: Dr. Li received Faculty Research Mentoring Award 2016. Druing this winter pre-commencement, our group received FOUR top awards from our university! Congratulations to everyone!
  • 12/1/2016: Big congratulations on  Maowei for Best Dissertation Award, the top award from the University, and only one winner in each College! Well done!!
  • 12/1/2016: A new provisional patent regarding simple DNA code grafting was filed today.
  • 11/28/2016Graduate Student Positions available in Fall 2017 in Analytical Chemistry, Environmental Science & Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering! Apply Now!
  • 11/16/2016: Upon invitation, a new manuscript regarding fluid dynamics was submitted for publication.
  • 11/11/2016: Dr. Li and the group research have been featured on Bicompare, the buyer's guide for life scientists. Links.  Full Text.
  • 11/8/2016: Maowei won the Award of "Graduate Award for Academic and Research Excellence in Chemistry". Well done! Congratulations! 
  • 11/8/2016: Elvia won the Award of "Undergraduate Award for Academic and Research Excellence in Biochemistry". Well done! Congratulations! 
  • 11/7/2016: A new non-provisional US patent regarding droplet microfluidics for estradiol detection has beeen filed.
  • 10/24/2016: Maowei Dou was chosen to represent College of Science at the Winter Commencement as the Graduate Student Marshalll of Students. Congrats, Maowei!
  • 10/8/2016: A new paper has been accepted for publication by Applied Catalysis B: Environmental (Impact facter 8.3). "Zhan, S.; Zhang, Y.; Shi, Q.; Li, X*. Efficient NH3-SCR removal of NOx with highly ordered mesoporous WO3(?)-CeO2 at low temperatures, Appl. Catal., B. 2016, Accepeted". This is the 11th paper in 2016. Cheers!
  • 10/06/2016: Dr. Li was featured on Bioanalysis Zone for the post award interview of Bioanalysis New Investigator Award 2014. links. 

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  • 09/27/2016Our paper published in Sci Rep from the Nature Publishing Grouup received about 10,000 views within two months of its publication. 
  • 09/26/2016A US patent application was filed, regarding the detction of HgbA1c and glucose.
  • 09/26/2016: Update: Future Science OA has started to be indexed by Web of Sciences, SCI. Dr. Li is  an Editor of the journal. 
  • 09/19/2016: A PCT non-provisional paten application regarding cancer biomarker dection using a thermometer was filed.
  • 09/14/2016: A new provisional patent application regarding rapid POC pertussis diagnosis was filed. This project is supported by NIH/NIAID.
  • 09/13/2016: Mr. Maowei Dou successfully completed his Ph.D. dissertation defense! He has published 9 high-quality papers (5 first-author) as of now (more to come)! Well done! Congratulations, Maowei. Also special thanks to all committee members, Dr. Gardea, Dr. Lee and Dr. Dominguez. 
  • 09/10/2016: A new paper by Maowei et al has been accepted for publication in Biosensors and Bioelectronics. Wedll done. Congratulations to Maowei et al! This is the 10th paper of our group in 2016!  "Dou, M.; Sanjay, S. T.; Dominguez, D. C.; Liu, P.; Xu, F., Li, X.* Multiplexed Instrument-Free Meningitis Diagnosis on a Polymer/Paper Hybrid Microfluidic Biochip, Biosens. Bioelectron. 2016, DOI: 10.1016/j.bios.2016.09.033, In Press. (IF 7.5)"
  • 09/01/2016: A new NIH BUILD scholar, Atzimba Casas, from Biology joined our group! Welcome, Atzimba.
  • 08/26/2016: A new paper collaborated with Dr. Sun has been accepted for publication in Sci. Rep. "Zhang, Q.; Ouellet, H.; D., W.; Jiang, G.; Liu, W., Li, X.; Qian, W.; Sun, J. EsxA membrane-permeabilizing activity plays a key role in mycobacterial cytosolic translocation and virulence: effects of single mutation at glutamine 5, Sci. Rep. 2016, In Press." 
  • 08/23/2016: Dr. Li was invited to give a talk in the recent ACS Fall meeting in Philadelphia.
  • 08/01/2016: A new postdoc/research scientist Dr. Jie Zhang from Tsinghua University joined our group. Welcome, Jie!
  • 07/27/2016: Our paper in Sci Rep from Nature Publishing is officially published. "Sanjay, S. T.; Dou, M.; Sun, J.; Li, X.* A paper/polymer hybrid microfluidic microplate for rapid quantitative detection of multiple disease biomarkersSci. Rep. 2016, 30474. DOI: 10.1038/srep30474". Full Text.
  • 07/22/2016: Dr. Li was invited to serve on the Editorial Board of Future Science OA. You are warmly invited to submit a paper to this journal. Recently, there is a special issue of  "Organ-on-a-chip" calling for papers.  
  • 07/06/2016: A paper by Sanjay et al has been accepted by Scitific Reports, a journal from the Nature Publishing Group. "Sanjay, S. T.; Dou, M.; Sun, J.; Li, X.* A paper/polymer hybrid microfluidic microplate for rapid quantitative detection of multiple disease biomarkers, Sci. Rep. 2016, Accepted." Congrats! 
  • 06/09/2016: Dr. Li gave an invited talk in 2016 ICMNLOC (International Conference of Microfluidics, Nanofluidics and Lab-on-Chip), Dalian, China. Dr. Li also chaired two sessions: On-chip Disease diagnosis; "Integrated Detections".
  • 07/01/2016: Our paper co-authored by  Dou, Lopez, Rios et al has been highlighted by Analyst!
  • 07/01/2016: Dr. Li is featured in the Analyst Emerging Investigator themed issue!
  • 06/25/2016Dr. Rui Zeng joined our group as a Visiting Professor. Welcome!
  • 04/24/2016World Meningitis Day!
  • 05/11/2016: A new manuscript regarding gold nanoclusters was submitted.
  • 05/06/2016:  Dr. Li & Dr. Kaul received a grant from NIH BUILD program to co-develop a Research-Driven Course (RDC) in the Fall 2016.
  • 05/06/2016: A new NIH BUILDing Scholar Janet Olivas from EPCC joined the group for summer research. Wecome, Janet!
  • 04/20/2016: A new paper by Maowei, Juan and Misael et al. has been accepted for publication in Analyst. Congrats! This is the second paper that was accepted in the same week.  Dou, M.; Lopez, J.; Rios, M.; Garcia, O.; Xiao, C., Eastman, M., and Li, X.*. A fully battery-powered inexpensive spectrophotometric system for high-sensitivity point-of-care analysis on a microfluidic chipAnalyst 2016, 141, In Press. DOI: 10.1039/C1036AN00370B. ((Invited for the Analyst Emerging Investigator themed issue ))
  • 04/19/2016: A new paper by Fu et al. has been accepted for publication in Analyst. Congrats! Fu, G.; Sanjay, S. T.; Li, X. Cost-effective and sensitive colorimetric immunosensing using an iron oxide-to-Prussian blue nanoparticles conversion strategyAnalyst 2016, 141, In Press. DOI: 10.1039/C1036AN00254D. (Invited for the Analyst Emerging Investigator themed issue )
  • 04/16/2016: A new postdoc position offer was given to Dr. Zhang from Tsinghua University, China. 
  • 04/15/2016: Ms. Man Luo, a former group member, got an offer from UCSD for her graduatre study. Congrats!
  • 04/10/2016: Dr. Li was Nominated for 2016 TEXAS INVENTOR OF THE YEAR
  • 04/08/2016: Ms. Carina Ade, a former group member, got an offer from Rice University for her graduatre study. Congrats!
  • 04/08/2016: A new manuscript regarding POC analysis was submitted.
  • 03/28/2016: A new manuscript regarding multiplexed disease diagnosis was submitted.
  • 03/24/2016: A new postdoc Xiaofeng Wei joined the group! Welcome Xiaofeng!
  • 03/24/2016: A new provisional patent regarding portable spectrophotometers was filed.
  • 03/21/2016: The final copy of this paper was published officiallly. " Qi, H., Huang, G., Han, Y.L. et al. (2016) In vitro spatially organizing the differentiation in individual multicellular stem cell aggregates. Critical Reviews in Biotechnology, 36(1): 20-31."
  • 03/15/2016: Our Biomicrofluidics paper was rated as one of the most cited papers from 2015. Congrats to Dr. Feng Shen et al. Cheers! "Shen, F.; Li, X. J.*; Li, P. C. H. "Study of flow behaviors on single-cell manipulation and shear stress reduction in microfluidic chips using CFD simulations",  Biomicrofluidics, 2014, 8, 014109 (1-12)."  * Most cited papers from 2015.
  • 03/11/2016: Our research is featured in CytoFluidix Web. Link!
  • 03/09/2016: A provisional patent was submitted regarding modified PMMA. Cheers!
  • 03/07/2016: Dr. Li is organizing a Pittcon Sympsoium in Atlanta regarding "Emerging Technologies for Disease Biomarker Detection" on March 08. Invited speakers include Prof. Shuichi Takayama, Prof. Jonathan Sweedler, Prof. Li, Prof. John McDevitt and Prof. Weihong Tan. Welcome to attend.
  • 03/06/2016: Maowei, Sanjay and Dr. Li attended Pittcon 2016 in Atlanta, and gave three oral presentation. Cheers!
  • 03/02/2016: A new manuscript regarding a hybrid microfluidic micriplate was submitted.
  • 03/01/2016: A new PCT patent regarding hybrid microfluidic microplate was filed.
  • 02/18/2016: The recent paper in Chem Comm was featured in Front Cover.
  • 02/18/2016: The final version of the Chem Comm paper was published.  "Dou, M.; Garcia, J. M.; Zhan, S.; Li, X*Interfacial nano-biosensing in microfluidic droplets for high-sensitivity detection of low-solubility moleculesChem Comm 2016, 52, 3470-3473."
  • 02/14/2016: A manuscript regarding a new portable spectrometric system was submitted.
  • 02/01/2016: Dr. Li becomes a fauclty member of the ESE (Envronmental Science & Engineering) Ph.D. Program.
  • 01/23/2015: A manuscript regarding nanoparticle-medidated colorimetric assay for cancer biomarker detection has been submitted. 
  • 01/21/2016: A paper by Sanjay et al entitled "Controlled drug delivery using microdevices" has been accepted by Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology. Cheers!
  • 01/18/2016: A paper by Dr. Guanglei Fu et al has been accepted for publication in Nanoscale. Cheers!
  • 01/12/2016: A paper about interfacial nano-biosensing using micropfluidic droplets has been published in Chem. Comm! Cheers! Dou, M.; Garcia, J. M.; Zhan, S.; Li, X*Interfacial nano-biosensing in microfluidic droplets for high-sensitivity detection of low-solubility moleculesChemical communications 2016, In Press. DOI: 10.1039/C5CC09066K. Full Text
  • 01/08/2016: Congrats to our former group member Elisabeth on going to Harvard for her graduate study! Cheers!
  • 01/08/2016: Congrats to Sanjay for winning Graduate School Travel Award again! Cheers!

  • 12/24/2015: A paper has been accepted for publication in Lab ChipLink.
  • 12/11/2015: Congrats to Maowei for winning Graduate School Travel Award again! Cheers!
  • 12/08/2015: Another manuscript about nanoparticle-mediated photothermal study has been submitted.
  • 11/26/2015: A manuscript about nanoparticle-mediated photothermal study has been submitted.
  • 11/21/2015: A manuscript about drug delivery has been submitted.
  • 11/06/2015: A provisional patent about microfluidic droplet has been filed.
  • 11/06/2015: A manuscript about environmental bioanalysis has been submitted.
  • 11/1/2015: Featured in Front cover in Analyst!
  • 10/28/2015: A manuscript about nanomaterials for enviromental technology has been submitted.
  • 10/25/2015, A provisional patent about electrochemistry has been submitted.
  • 10/6/2015: Dr. Li received "Outstanding Performance Award" again from UTEP.
  • 09/19/2015: A new Patent application about photothermal study has been submitted.
  • 09/03/2015: A new postdoctoral fellow position for microfluidic bioanalysis (diseae diagnosis) is available now! Microfluidics experience is required. If interested, please send Dr. Li your CV and other materials. See Group Positions and University HR web for more info. 
  • 09/03/2015Positions for graduate students for 2016 Spring and Fall are available as well.
  • 09/01/2015: Our official Group Logo. Microfluidics and nano-biosensing. Special thanks to Misael. 
  • 09/01/2015: A pilot grant from American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science has been award for a collobrative project!
  • 08/18/2015: Our lab purchased a Molecular Device multi-mode microplate reader (value > $70,000) which is capable for UV-Vis, Fluorescence and luminescence detection. Powerful!
  • 08/17/2015: A Ph.D. student Wan Zhou joined our group. Wecome, Wan!
  • 08/03/2015: Dr. Li was invited to give a seminar regarding environmental analysis at Nankai University!
  • 07/22/2015: Dr. Li was invited to give a seminar about environmental analysis at Shandong University!
  • 07/16/2015: Dr. Li was invited to give a seminar about infectious disease diagnosis at Tsinghua University!
  • 07/15/2015: Dr. Li was invited to give a seminar about hybrid microfluidic devices at Peking University!
  • 07/10/2015: An intenational patent application was filed. X.J. Li*, M. Dou, D.C. Dominguez, “Methods and compositions for paper-based and hybrid microfluidic devices integrated with nucleic acid amplification for disease diagnosis”, International PCT patent (#PCT/US15/39878). 
  • 07/01/2015: Our group received a NIH RCMI Pilot Grant collaborated with Dr. Sun for TB study. Cheers.
  • 06/23/2015One paper submitted to Analyst has been accepted! Congratulations to Sanjay et al ( S. T. Sanjay, G. Fu, M. Dou, F. Xu, R. Liu, H. Qi and X. Li, Biomarker detection for disease diagnosis using cost-effective microfluidic platforms, Analyst, 2015, 140, Accepted.).
  •  06/15/2015: Research of pathogen study was highlighted by GENengnews (Genetic Engineering & Biotechnoogy News). Details.
  • 06/12/2015: Dr. Li is invited to guest edit a thematic issue regarding "Miniaturized platforms and methods for pharmaceutical studies" by Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology. You are welcome to submit either a review article or an original research article. You can also email your outline to discuss your topic with Dr. Li. The deadline is Oct 1st, 2015. For more info, check this link
  • 06/08/2015: Dr. Li gave a presentation in the Gordon Nano in Agriculture Conference 2015.
  • 06/03/2015: A high school student Deepak joined the group for summer research experience. Welcome, Deepark!
  • 06/01/2015: Erika from the NIH Bridge program joined the group. Welcome, Erika!
  • 05/29/2015: An international patent was filed (#PCT/US15/33203), Methods and compositions for hybrid microfluidic devices integrated with nano-biosensors.
  • 05/23/2015: Three international undergraduate students from Beijing Normal Universitity and Shantou University joined the group for full-time summer research experience. Welcome, Meihan, Miao and Yaozhi!
  • 05/22/2015: Dr. Li was invited to give a seminar in the Deparment of Chemistry at Simon Fraser Unversity!
  • 05/21/2015: Dr. Li gave an invited oral presentation in the Conference of CMOS Emerging Technologies in Vancouver.
  • 05/11/2015: A new postdoc Sai has joined our group. Welcome, Sai!
  • 05/02/2015, Our research about Whooping cough has been highlighted by UTEP Headlines NewsCast  Link from Youtube.
  • 04/30/2015, Our research about Whooping cough has been highlighted by UTEP NEWS.
  • 04/22/2015One paper submitted to Talanta has been accepted! Congratulations to Maowei et al.  (M. Dou, S. T. Sanjay, M. Benhabib, F. Xu and X. Li*, Low-cost Bioanalysis on Paper-based & Its Hybrid Microfluidic Platforms, Talanta, 2015, Accepted.)
  • 04/14/2015: We received a new NIH grant (~$0.5 M) to support a collaborative project with Dr. Dominguez  and Dr. Dien Bard about rapid pertussis diagnosis. Congrats to the whole group and all collaborators.
  • 03/27/2015: Maowei presented our group rearch work at IDR symposum. see UTEP NEWS
  • 03/20/2015, Congratulations to our team (Maowei and Sanjay et al) for winning the third place in the 2015 Paso Del Norte Venture Competition
  • 03/10/2015: Dr. Li organized and presided a Pittcon symposium "Platforms of Point-of-care Analysis".
  • 03/10/2015: Dr. Li chaired a Pittcon session "Novel microfluidic instrumentation and devices".
  • 03/10/2015: Dr. Li gave an oral presentation about paper/polymer hybrid microfluidic devices for infectiou disease diagnosis in Pittcon 2015 at New Orleans
  • 03/10/2015: Sanjay gave an oral presentation in Pittcon 2015 at New Orleans.
  • 03/09/2015: Maowei gave an oral presentation in Pittcon 2015 at New Orleans.
  • 03/02/2015: A manuscript about biomarker detection by Sanjay et al has been submitted
  • 03/01/2015: A patent application by Sanjay et al has been submitted.
  • 02/22/2015: A manuscript about low-cost bioassays by Maowei et al has been submitted.
  • 02/19/2015: Congratulations to Sanjay on the UTEP Graduate School Travel Award for his Pittcon conference 2015 oral presentation.
  • 02/13/2015: A new postdoc Dr. Xiangtang Li joined our group. Welcome, Xiangtang. 
  • 02/03/2015: Two BME graduate students Misael and Oscar jointed the group! welcome, Misael and Oscar.
  • 02/02/2015: Juan Lopez, a chemistry undergraduate, joined the group. Welcome, Juan.
  • 01/20/2015: Ahmad, a Ph.D candiate from Iran joined our group as a visiting scholar! Welcome, Ahmad!
  • 01/19/2015: We together with Drs. Sun, Boland and Nie received another IDR level 2 Grant award. The collaborative team will work on TB study.
  • 01/15/2015: Dr. Li is invited to serve in NASA Grant Review Panel.
  • 01/10/2015: Juan Sanchez, a graduate student from BME, graduated! He is the first BME graduate student who graduated from our group! Congratulations, Juan!
  • 01/05/2015: Happy New Year to everyone! Please join me in welcoming Ms. Miriam Montana from the Department of Biology to join our group. Welcome, Miriam.

  • 12/10/2014: Dr. Li is invited to join Editoral Board of Scientific Reports from Nature Publishing Group.
  • 12/09/2014: Dr. Li is invited to serve as Young Ambassador /Editorial Advisory for Future Science Open from the Future Science Group.
  • 12/5/2014: Annual Group Christmas Party.
  • 11/21/2014: Dr. Li was interviewed by Camron Low from the Future Science Group on the Bioanlayis Young Investigator Award. Read the full article
  • 11/18/2014: Dr. Li won an international award of 2014 Bioanalysis Young Investigator Award! Congrats to the whole group.

      

  • 11/14/2014: Sanjay and Maowei gave oral presentation in 2014 Graduate Expo.
  • 11/11/2014: Dr. Li gave a invited oral presentation in IEEE Nanomedicine 2014 conference held in Taiwan.
  • 11/08/2014: A manuscript ("Advances in Smartphone-Based Point-of-care Diagnostics") co-authored with Xiayu Xu, Feng Xu et al has been accepted for publication in Proc. IEEE
  • 10/29/2014, Maowei Dou gave a presentation in the microTAS conference held in San Antonio, TX.
  • 10/10/2014, Four submissions from the group have been accepted as ORAL presentations in Pittcon 2015. Congratulations to Maowei, Sanjay and et al!
  • 10/4/2014: Congratulations on Maowei’s recent travel award from UTEP Student Government Association, to support his trip to present his research work in MicroTAS this Oct.
  • 09/02/2014: A patent has been granted. "Devices and Methods for Multiplexed Assays" Patent Granted: # US8821810
  • 09/01/2014, Maowei Dou's abstract has been accepted by MicroTAS conference. He will present his research work in San Antorio, TX, in Oct.
  • 08/11/2014, a new Ph.D. student Qin Gao has joined the group. Welcome, Qin!
  • 08/01/2014: Dr. Li is selected as a finalist for the 2014 Bioanalysis Young Investigator Award! Please vote for Dr. Li! Your kind support will be highly apprecaited! Every vote counts! The voting link is : http://www.bioanalysis-zone.com/surveys/bioanalysis-young-investigator-award-2014-voting/ . Brief presentation about our research can be found here. More information will be published int the journal of Bioanalysis. 2014 bioanalysis award xiujun li final.pdf. 
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  • 7/29/2014: A new postdoc position is available. Please check Positions of our website and contact Dr. Li for more details by sending required materials.
  • 07/28/2014: Maria Romero-Creel from Rochester Institute of Technology joined our group! Welcome, Maria!
  • 07/24/2014: RISE scholar Elisabeth Hirth joined the group from Germany. Welcome, Elisabeth!
  • 07/21/2014, High school student Sheel Patel joined the group for summer research experience. Welcome, Sheel!
  • 07/15/2014, Maowei's paper has been accepted by Anal. Chem. Congrats, Maowei et al.  "A versatile PDMS/paper hybrid microfluidic platform for rapid and sensitive infectious diseases diagnosis", Anal. Chem. 2014, 86, Accepted. We will celebrate and welcome new geroup memebers in the Hoppy Monk Pub this Friday afternoon. Everyone is welcome to come. Bills on Dr. Li. :)
  • 0715/2014, A new postdoc Dr. Guanglei Fu joined the group. Welcome, Guanglei!
  • 07/10/2014, A patent has been filed.  "Methods and compositions for low-cost paper-based microfluidic devices integrated with nucleic acid amplification for disease diagnosis", U.S. Provisional Patent (# 62/022,879). Filed on July  10, 2014.
  • 06/28/2014: Dr. Li received Outstanding Performance Award from UTEP ORSP.
  • 06/25/2014: A wax printer has been introduced into our Lab for paper-based device fabrication.
  • 06/24/2014: Dr. Li gave a presentation in Gordon Bioanalytical Sensors conference in Newport, RI.
  • 06/01-05/2014: Dr. Li was invited to chair a CSC confereence session about microfluidics and also gave an oral presentation at Vancouver. CSC (Canadian Society for Chemistry; http://www.csc2014.ca/ )
  • 05/28/2014: Our own clean room and microfabrication facility are fully functioning. It costs about $40,000.
  • 05/29/2014: A new patent has been filed. X.J. Li, P. Zuo, D.C. Dominguez, "Methods and compositions for hybrid microfluidic devices integrated with nano-biosensors", U.S. Provisional Patent (# 62/004,260).
  • 05/21/2014: Congratulations to Natalie Macias for awarding assistantship from UTEP summer student research assistant program! She will join the group for summer research! Welcome, Natalie.
  • 05/01/2014: A new postdoc /lab coordinator has joined the group. Welcome, Prasad.
  • 03/16/2014: Our group reseach has seen selected in the 2014 UTEP Vistor's Guide.
  • 03/05/2014: Dr. Li gave an oral presentation at Pittcon 2014 conference.
  • 03/01/2014: A second $30,000 Fluorescence Microscope has been set up in our group!
  • 03/01/2014: Dr. Li serves as a Member of the Graduate School Outstanding Thesis and Dissertation Selection Committee.
  • 02/20/2014: Feng's paper is officially published. Shen, F.; Li, X. J.*; Li, P. C. H. Study of flow behaviors on single-cell manipulation and shear stress reduction in microfluidic chips using CFD simulationsBiomicrofluidics, 2014, 8, 014109 (1-12).
  • 02/09/2014: A paper has been accepted by Biomicrofluidics. Congratulations to Feng Shen! Shen, F.; Li, X. J.*; Li, P. C. H. Study of flow behaviors on single-cell manipulation and shear stress reduction in microfluidic chips using CFD simulations,  Biomicrofluidics, 2014, Accepted.
  • 01/16/2014: A new grant from CoS has been awarded for Multidisciplinary Research with collaborators Dr. Dominguez (College of Health Sciences) and Dr. Das (Biology). Cheers.
  • 01/02/2014: A manuscript submitted to Critical Reviews in Biotechnology (IF5.1) has been accepted!  (coauthored with Hao Qi. ..and Feng Xu et al, title:In vitro spatially organizing the differentiation in individual multicellular stem cell aggregates)

  • 12/20/2013: Our collaborative research in pertussis study has been highlighted in UTEP Magazine (Centenial Kickoff Issue or Winter 2014 Issue, Page 42-43)!
  • 12/10/2013: One paper has been accepted by Can. J. Pure & Appl. Sci. 2014.
  • 12/6/2013: Reyna Rey won the undergraduate Academic and Research Excellence Award in Chemistry. Congratulations! Reyna! Well done!
  • 11/07/2013: Maowei made an oral presentation in UTEP Graduate Expo 2013 and his presentation was ranked the second place from 52 oral presentations and 31 poster presentations! Congratulation, Maowei! Well done. More info about Graduate Expo 2013.
  • 10/30/2013: The book of  "Microfluidic devices for biomedical applications" edited by Dr. Li and Yu is released. also available on Amazon.
  • 10/29/2013: Dr. Li gave an oral presentation in MicroTAS conference 2013 in Germany. MicroTAS 2014 will be held in Texas.
  • 09/11/2013: New Graduate Student Positions available in Spring 2014 in Microfluidics & Bioanalysis! Please check the Positions section and check with Dr. Li for more detail.
  • 09/09/2013: Dr. Xinyan Bi, as a new research fellow/postdoc, joined the group. Welcome, Xinyan!
  • 09/01/2013: Dr. Li is invited to serve on a NSF grant proposal review Panel.
  • 08/26/2013: A collaborated project with Prof. Chunqiang Li, Chuan Xiao, Igor Almeida, Wei Qian, and Mattias Fischer to study highly movable biological objects using hybrid microscopic methods has been funded by UTEP IDR2.
  • 08/26/2013: Students Marcos and Pamela joined the group. Welcome!
  • 08/13/2013: Our work about hybrid microfluidic system has been accepted as an ORAL presentation in the MicroTAS conference 2013, one of the most prestigious conferences in this field. There were ~1200 abstract submissions. Only less than 8.7% submissions were accepted as Oral presentation. Congratulations!
  • 08/12/2013: One new Ph.D. student Sanj Sharma in Chemistry joined the group! Welcome, Sanj!
  • 08/12/2013: One new Master student Juan Sanchez in the new Biomedical Engineering program (BME)  joined the group! Welcome, Juan!
  • 08/02/2013: A farewell party for Mengli Feng and a summer 'retreat' in the Hoppy Monk pub. See photos from the Gallery.
  • 08/01/2013: Dr. Li is invited to the Grant Peer Review Panel by Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
  • 07/31/2013: One undergraduate student Marcos Castaneda joined the group! Welcome,Marcos!
  • 07/12/2013: Our paper entitled "A PDMS /paper /glass hybrid microfluidic biochip integrated with aptamer-functionalized graphene oxide nano-biosensors for one-step multiplexed pathogen detection" has been accepted for publication in Lab on a Chip. Congratulations to Peng!   
  • 06/26/2013: Student Reyna Rey joined the group. Welcome!
  • 06/25/2013: Research about infectious diseases has been highlighted by UTEP News as a full story. http://newsuc.utep.edu/index.php/research-news/1050-chemists-work-to-speed-up-diagnosis-of-deadly-disease
  • 06/12/2013: Research about Whooping cough has been highlighted by UTEP News. http://newsuc.utep.edu/index.php/latest-news-2/1039-grant-to-make-whooping-cough-diagnosis-device-possible
  • 06/01/2013: Dr. Li is invited to the NASA Grant Peer Review Panel!
  • 05/27/2013: Student Juan Sanchez joined the group for intensive summer research. Welcome!
  • 05/26/2013: Student Mengli Feng from Beijing Normal University joined the group for intensive summer research. Welcome!
  • 05/25/2013: Dr. Li chaired a session, and also gave an oral presentation in Sensing and Biosensing at the Conference of Advances of Microfluidics & Nanofluidics (AMN 2013).
  • 04/11/2013: We are on UTEP News! check this out! http://newsuc.utep.edu/index.php/latest-news-2/958-chemist-to-develop-more-rapid-low-cost-diagnosis-for-meningitis
  • 04/17/2013: Dr. Li was interviewed by TV abc channel 7 regarding bioassays, and the interview was broadcasted on abc News at 9 pm and 10 pm.
  • 04/02/2013: A new research associate/technician/postdoc postion in the group is now open. More detail about this position will be posted shortly.
  • 04/02/2013: A NIH grant application (~$450,000) about infectious disease diagnosis has been just awarded! Congratulation to the Group! Thanks to NIH and all the team members! :)
  • Dr. Li gave an oral presentation about multiplexed pathogen detection in the Pittcon 2013 conference held in Philadelphia, PA.
  • 03/01/2013: Dr. Li has been invited to give a seminar in the Department of Biology and BBRC at UTEP on March 1st 2013.
  • 02/01/2013: A URI (University Research Incentive) grant application about droplet-based microfluidic systems has been awarded!
  • 01/07/2013:  Dr. Li is Co-editing a Special Issue in The Scientific Word Journal. Topic "Bioanalysis and Environmental Analysis Using Nanomaterials" For more details, please visit http://www.hindawi.com/journals/tswj/si/936752/cfp/

  • 12/7/2012: Angel Rios nominated by Dr. Li won the Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award in Chemistry! Good job, and Congratulations!
  • 09/01/2012:  One graduate student Maowei Dou  and one undergraduate researcher (Angel Rios) joined the group. Welcome!
  • 07/08/2012: Dr. Li chaired several sessions at 2012 ASME International Conference on Nanofluidics and Microfluidics at Puerto Rico.
  • 06/20/2012: A collaborated Open Funding Project of the State Key Laboratory of Bioreactor Engineering (China) with Prof. Ye from East China University of Science and Technology has been awarded.
  • 06/10/2012: One IDR(Interdisciplinary Research, level 2) grant application has been awarded.
  • 06/8/2012: A high-power laser cutter has been introduced to our lab for chip microfabrication (~$13,000).
  • 06/1/2012: Summer Research student Isaac Torres (LSAP SRA program) from EPCC joined the Group. Welcome.
  • 05/21/2012: Summer Research student Huan Hu from Shantou University joined the Group. Welcome.
  • 05/01/2012: A >$100,000 fluorescence microscope has been set up in the Li group new dark room, with motorized stage and cooled camera.
  • 04/27/2012: Our manuscript entitled with "Microfluidic 3D cell culture: potential application for tissue-based bioassays" has been accepted by Bioanalysis. Congratulations to Ale and Peng! "Li, X.J.*, Valadez, A.V., Zuo, P., Nie, Z.H., Microfluidic 3D cell culture: potential application for tissue-based bioassays, Bioanalysis, 2012, 4, Accepted."

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  • 04/19/2012: Dr. Ken Cheung has joined the group as a Research Associate. Welcome!
  • 04/05/2012: A high-resolution fluorescence microscope with multiple motorized components has been delivered and assembled in the new darkroom.
  • 03/15/2012: Dr. Feng Shen from Beijing University of Technology joined the group, as a Visiting Professor. Welcome.
  • 02/19/2012: Dr. Peng Zuo from East China University of Science and Technology joined the group, as a Postdoctoral Fellow . Welcome!
  • 02/01/2012: Gabriel Scott joined the group.Gabriel Scott is an undergraduate student from Microbiology. Welcome!
  • 01/31/2012: Alejandra Valadez joined the group officially. Alejandra was a RISE undergraduate scholar in Chemistry, and now holding a MARC fellowship. Welcome!
  • 01/02/2012: Moving in New lab. Check photos in the Gallery section.

  • [10/19/2011]  Oral Presentation Accepted in Pittcon 2012 The oral presentation entitled "The Study of Cellular Heterogeneity in Multidrug Resistant Cancer Cells Using Microfluidic Same-Single-Cell Analysis" has been accepted by Pittcon 2012.
  • [08/18/2011]  Dr. Li Won UT STARS Award!

    Congratuations to Dr. Li for winning the UT STARS Award, which is $250,000 research funding. More information about this award.

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  • [08/17/2011]  Multiple Positions Available Now!

    We welcome talented Postdoc, Graduate candidates (Ph.D & M.S.), Undergraduates, and Visiting scholars to join the group for cutting-edge research in Microfluidic Bioanalysis and Bioengineering. Check the Positions section for details.

     Click here to view available positions.

  • [08/08/2011]  Book Chapter in ''Cancer Stem Cells'' Published

    Our new book chapter entitled "Modulation of Multidrug Resistance on the Same Single Cancer Cell in a Microfluidic Chip: Intended for Cancer Stem Cell Research" in Cancer Stem Cells - The Cutting Edge is published. Stanley Shostak (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-307-580-8, InTech.

     Full text download. [Open Access]

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