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***** Postdoc & Visiting Professors

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Dr. Ken Cheung

Visiting Research Associate

(04/2012 -04/2013 )

Ph.D. NorthWestern University, USA, 1992

Current Position: Associate Professor @ Fresno Pacific University

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Dr. Guanglei Fu

Postdoctoral Fellow,  (07/2014 -05/2016)

Ph.D. Harbin Institute of Technology, China, 2013

Current Position: Associate Professor, Ningbo University, China

Research & Publications:

  1. Sanjay, S. T.; Fu, G.; Dou, M.; Xu, F.; Liu, R.; Qi, H.; Li, X*.  "Biomarker detection for disease diagnosis using cost-effective microfluidic platformsAnalyst 2015, 140, 7062-7081
  2. Fu, G.; Sanjay, S.T.; Dou, M.; Li, X*. "Nanoparticle-mediated photothermal effect enables a new method for quantitative biochemical analysis using a thermometer", Nanoscale 2016, 8, 5422-5427

Dr. Sai Krishna Katla

Research Associate /Postdoc

(05/2015 -01/2017 )

Ph.D. Jawaharlal Nehru Center for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), India 2010

Research & Publications:

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Dr. Sudhakaraprasad Kariate

Research Associate/Postdoctoral Fellow

(2014 -2015 )

Ph.D. National Chung-Hsing University, Taiwan, 2009

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Yenepoya University, India

Research & Publications:

 

 

 Dr. Xiangtang Li

Postdoctoral Fellow

(2015 -2015 )

Ph.D. Sichuan University, China, 2013

Research & Publications:

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Dr. Feng Shen

Visiting Professor

(03/2012 - 07/2012)

Current Position: Associate Professor at Beijing University of Technology, China.

Research & Publications:

  1. 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). Full Text

  2. Shen, F.*; Li, Y.; Liu, Z.; Li, X*Study of flow behaviors of droplet merging and splitting in microchannels using Micro-PIV measurementMicrofluid Nanofluid 2017, 21, 66. DOI: 10.1007/s10404-017-1902-y


Dr. Rui Zeng

Visiting Professor

(06/2016 -03/2017 )

Ph.D. Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, China, 2007

Research & Publications:

  1. Zhang, J.; Wei, X.; Zeng, R.; Xu, F.; Li, X.* Stem cell culture and differentiation in microfluidic devices towards organ-on-a-chip,  Future Sci OA 2017,  2017, 3(2), FSO187. DOI: 10.4155/fsoa-2016-0091.

Current Position: Associate Professor, Southwest University for Nationalities, China.

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Dr. Peng Zuo

Postdoctoral Fellow

(02/2012 - 03/2013)

Current Position: Associate Professor, East China University of Science & Technology, China

Research & Publications:

  1. Li, XiuJun (James).*, Valadez, Alejandra V., Zuo, Peng, Nie, Zhihong, "Microfluidic 3D cell culture: potential application for tissue-based bioassays", Bioanalysis, 2012, 4(12), 1509-1525.

  2. Zuo, P., Li, X.J.*, Dominguez, D.C., Ye, B.C., "A PDMS /paper /glass hybrid microfluidic biochip integrated with aptamer-functionalized graphene oxide nano-biosensors for one-step multiplexed pathogen detection", Lab Chip. 2013, 13, 3921-3928.

*****  Graduate Students

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Maowei Dou

Ph.D. 
M.Sc. Ocean University of China

(08/2012 - 12/2016)

Department: Chemistry

Email: mdou (at) miners.utep.edu

Current Position: Postdoc @ PNNL Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Research & Publications:

  1. Dou, M.; Dominguez, D. C.; Li, X. J.*; Sanchez, J.; Scott, G. A versatile PDMS/paper hybrid microfluidic platform for rapid and sensitive infectious diseases diagnosisAnal. Chem. 2014, 86 (15), 7978-7986.
  2. M. Dou, S. T. Sanjay, M. Benhabib, F. Xu and X. Li*, Low-cost Bioanalysis on Paper-based & Its Hybrid Microfluidic Platforms,  Talanta, 2015, 145, 43-54.
  3. Sanjay, S. T.; Fu, G.; Dou, M.; Xu, F.; Liu, R.; Qi, H.; Li, X.  "Biomarker detection for disease diagnosis using cost-effective microfluidic platformsAnalyst 2015, 140, 7062-7081
  4. Dou, M.; Garcia, J. M.; Zhan, S.; Li, X*Interfacial nano-biosensing in microfluidic droplets for high-sensitivity detection of low-solubility molecules.Chem Comm 2016, 52, 3470-3473.  (inside Front Cover)
  5. Dou, M.;+ Lopez, J.;+ Rios, M.;+ Garcia, O.; Xiao, C.; Eastman, M.; Li, X.,A fully battery-powered inexpensive spectrophotometric system for high-sensitivity point-of-care analysis on a microfluidic chipAnalyst 2016, 141, 3898-3903. (Invited for the Analyst Emerging Investigator themed issue).
    • +: Contribute equally.
  6. Sanjay, S.T.; Dou, M.; Fu, G.; Xu, F.; Li, X*. Controlled Drug Delivery Using Microdevices. Curr Pharm Biotechnol 2016, 17, 772-787.
  7. Fu, G.; Sanjay, S.T.; Dou, M.; Li, X*. "Nanoparticle-mediated photothermal effect enables a new method for quantitative biochemical analysis using a thermometer", Nanoscale 2016, 8, 5422-5427.
  8. 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.
  9. 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 BiochipBiosens. Bioelectron. 2017, 87, 865-873.
  10. Dou, M.; Sanjay, S. T.; Dominguez, D. C.; Zhan, S.; Li, X.* A Paper/Polymer Hybrid CD-Like Microfluidic SpinChip Integrated with DNA-Functionalized Graphene Oxide Nanosensors for multiplex qLAMP DetectionChem Comm 2017, 53, 10886-10889. DOI: 10.1039/C1037CC03246C
  11. Sanjay, S. T.;+ Zhou, W.;+ Dou, M.;+ Tavakoli, H.; Ma, L.; Xu, F.; Li, X.* Recent Advances of Controlled Drug Delivery Using Microfluidic PlatformsAdv. Drug Deliv. Rev. 2017, In Press. DOI: 10.1016/j.addr.2017.09.013. (Impact factor in 2015, 15.16; 5-year IF, 17.6)
    +: Contribute equally.

Awards:

  1. 10/2014, UTEP Graduate School Travel Award for microTAS conference 2014
  2. 10/2014, Travel Award from UTEP Student Government Associataion
  3. 12/2015, UTEP Graduate School Travel Award for Pittcon 2016
  4. 11/2016, Graduate Award for Academic and Research Excellence in Chemistry
  5. 11/2016, Graduate Student Marshall of Students
  6. 12/2016, Best Dissertation Award
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Sanjay Timilsina

Ph.D. 
M.Sc. Bangalore University, India

(08/2013 - 05/2018)

Department: Chemistry

Research & Publications:

  1. M. Dou, S. T. Sanjay, M. Benhabib, F. Xu and X. Li*, Low-cost Bioanalysis on Paper-based & Its Hybrid Microfluidic Platforms,  Talanta, 2015, 145, 43-54.
  2. Sanjay, S. T.; Fu, G.; Dou, M.; Xu, F.; Liu, R.; Qi, H.; Li, X.  "Biomarker detection for disease diagnosis using cost-effective microfluidic platformsAnalyst 2015, 140, 7062-7081
  3. 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, 3883-3889. (Invited for the Analyst Emerging Investigator themed issue ).
  4. Sanjay, S.T.; Dou, M.; Fu, G.; Xu, F.; Li, X*. Controlled Drug Delivery Using Microdevices. Curr Pharm Biotechnol 2016, 17, 772-787.
  5. 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 BiochipBiosens. Bioelectron. 2017, 87, 865-873.
  6. Sanjay, S. T.;+ Zhou, W.;+ Dou, M.;+ Tavakoli, H.; Ma, L.; Xu, F.; Li, X.* Recent Advances of Controlled Drug Delivery Using Microfluidic PlatformsAdv. Drug Deliv. Rev. 2017, In Press. DOI: 10.1016/j.addr.2017.09.013. (Impact factor in 2015, 15.16; 5-year IF, 17.6 ).

    • +: Contribute equally.

Awards:

  1. 04/12/2018: Graduate Award for Academic and Research Excellence in Chemistry!
  2. 04/2018: Best Dissertation Award!

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Juan Sanchez

Graduate Student

(08/2013-01/2015) Master's Degree, Graduated in Dec 2014.

Department: Biomedical Engineering (BME)

Current Position:  Associate Scientist, Intrexon Corporaion

Research & Publications:

  1. Dou, M.; Dominguez, D. C.; Li, X. J.*; Sanchez, J.; Scott, G. A versatile PDMS/paper hybrid microfluidic platform for rapid and sensitive infectious diseases diagnosisAnal. Chem. 2014, 86 (15), 7978-7986.

Award:

  1. 2014, COURI /Provost's Summer Research Assistnat Program Award.
*****  Undergraduate Students:

 

Carina Ade

RISE Scholar Undergraduate

(07/2015 -10/2015 )

Institution: Hochschule Aalen - Technik und Wirtschaft, Germany

Current Position: Graduate study at Rice University

Research & Publications:

Atzimba Casas

NIH BUILDing Scholar Undergraduate; (08/2016 -05/2017 ); Institution: UTEP Biology & Biomedical Engineering (BME)

Dennis Deschka

RISE Scholar Undergraduate

Institution: Bielefeld - Fachhochschule Bielefeld, Germany

(05/2017 -08/2017 )

Research & Publications:

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Mengli Feng

Summer Research undergraduate student

(05/2013 - 08/2013)

Department: Chemistry, Beijing Normal University, China

mfeng(at)utep.edu

Current Position: Graduate student @ Tsinghua University

Presentations:

  1. UTEP COURI Symposium 2013

YaoZhi Gong

Visiting Scholar, Summer Research undergraduate student

(05/2015 -08/2015 ); Institution: Chemistry, Shantou University, China

Research & Publications:

  1. UTEP COURI Symposium 2015
Jeffrey Gonzalez

Undergraduate student

(10/2015 - 12/2016)

Department: Chemistry

Current Position: Director of Special Chemistry, Compounder International Analytical Laboratory (CIAL)

 

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Pamela Hernandez

Undergraduate student

(08/2013 -05/2014 )

Department: Chemistry

 

 

 

 

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RISE Scholar Undergraduate

(07/2014 -11/2014 )

Institution: Hochschule Aalen - Technik und Wirtschaft, Germany

Current Position: Graduate Study in Harvard University (Dr Khademhosseini's lab ) 

Research & Publications:

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Huan Hu

Summer Research undergraduate student

(05/2012 - 07/2012)

Department: Chemistry, Shantou University, China

 

Meihan Li

Visiting Scholar, Summer Research undergraduate student

(05/2015 - 08/2015)

Institution: Chemistry, Beijing Normal University, China

Current Position: Graduate student @ UC San Diego.

Research & Publications:

  1. UTEP COURI Symposium 2015

 

Jiayi Li

Summer Research Undergraduate

(05/2016 -08/2016); Institution: Beijing Normal University, China

 

 

 

Juan Lopez

Undergraduate student

(02/2015 - )

Department: Chemistry

Research & Publications:

  1. Dou, M.;+ Lopez, J.;+ Rios, M.;+ Garcia, O.; Xiao, C.; Eastman, M.; Li, X.,A fully battery-powered inexpensive spectrophotometric system for high-sensitivity point-of-care analysis on a microfluidic chipAnalyst 2016, 141, 3898-3903. (Invited for the Analyst Emerging Investigator themed issue).
  • +: Contribute equally.

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Man Luo

Summer Research undergraduate student

(05/2014 -09/2014 )

Institution: Chemistry, Beijing Normal University, China

Current Position: Graduate Study in UC San Diego

Research & Publications:

  1. UTEP COURI Symposium 2014

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Natalie Macias

Undergraduate student

(05/2014 -09/2014 )

Department: Chemistry

Current Position: Graduate Student & Law School @ UT Austin

Research & Publications:

  1. UTEP COURI Symposium 2014

Award:

  1. 2014, COURI /Provost's Summer Research Assistant Program Award.


Irene Martinez

Undergraduate student

(02/2014 - 06/2014); Department: Chemistry

 

Ziyuan Ma

Summer Research Undergraduate

(05/2016 - ); Institution: Beijing Normal University, China

 

Miriam Montana

Undergraduate student

(12/2014 -10/2015 ); Department: Biology

Elvia Padilla Mendez

Undergraduate student: Biochemistry

(12/2015 - 01/2017)

Department: Chemistry

Research & Publications:

Award:

  1. 11/2016, Undergraduate Award for Academic and Research Excellence in Biochemistry

 

Meng Ding

Summer Research Undergraduate

(05/2016 -08/2016 ),  Institution: Beijing Normal University, China


Erika Noriega

NIH Bridges Program Research undergraduate student

(06/2015 -08/2015 ); Institution: EPCC

 

Janet Olivas

NIH BUILDing Scholar Undergraduate

(05/2016 -08/2016 ); Institution: EPCC

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Reyna Rey

Undergraduate student

(06/2013 -2/1/2014 )

Department: Chemistry

Email: rrey (at) miners.utep.edu

Current Position: Podiatric Medical Student, Kent State University

Award:

  1. 2013, Undergraduate Academic and Research Excellence Award!

Presentations:

  1. UTEP COURI Symposium 2013

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Angel Rios

Undergraduate student

(08/2012 - 01/2013)

Department: Chemistry

Email: aerios3(at)miners.utep.edu

Award:

  • Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award in Chemistry

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Maria Romero-Creel

Visiting Scholar Unergraduate

(07/2014 -01/2015)

Institution: BME, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA

Research & Publications:

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Gabriel Scott

Undergraduate student

(02/2012 - 08/2012)

Department: Biology
Current Position: Medical School Graduate Student, Texas Tech University, Health Sciences Center

Email: grscott(at)utep.edu

Research & Publications:

  1. Dou, M.; Dominguez, D. C.; Li, X. J.*; Sanchez, J.; Scott, GA versatile PDMS/paper hybrid microfluidic platform for rapid and sensitive infectious diseases diagnosisAnal. Chem. 2014, 86 (15), 7978-7986.

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Isaac Torres

Summer Research undergraduate (LSAMP-SRA)

(06/2012 - 08/2012)

Department: Chemistry, EPCC

Current Position: Graduate Student @ Northwestern University

 

 


Miao Zhu

Visiting Scholar, Summer Research undergraduate student

(05/2015 -08/2015 )

Institution: Chemistry, Beijing Normal University, China

Research & Publications:

  1. UTEP COURI Symposium 2015
Jonathan Vaquera

Undergraduate student:
(09/2015 -05/2016 ): Department: Chemistry/Biochemistry

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Alejandra Valadez 

Undergraduate student

(01/2012 -02/2014 )

Department: Chemistry

Research & Publications:

  1. Li, XiuJun (James).*, Valadez, Alejandra V., Zuo, Peng, Nie, Zhihong, "Microfluidic 3D cell culture: potential application for tissue-based bioassays", Bioanalysis, 2012, 4(12), 1509-1525.

Presentations:

  1. UTEP COURI Symposium 2013

  2. Chemistry Research Day, 2013

 

Deepak Muthyala

High School Student

(06/2015 -08/2015 ); Institution: Coronado High School   


Sheel Patel

High School Student

(07/2014 -09/2014 ); Institution:


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