Current Members

 

Principal Investigator

Dr. XiuJun (James) Li

Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry
& Border Biomedical Research Center (BBRC)
& Biomedical Research Center (BME)
& Environmental Science & Engineering (ESE)
& Material Science and Engineering (MASE)

University of Texas at El Paso
*2014 Bioanalysis Young Investigator Award*
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Postdoctoral & Visiting Scholars:

Dr. Xiaofeng Wei

Postdoctoral Fellow / Research Scientist

(03/2016 - )

Ph.D. FuZhou University (& Xiamen University), China, 2016

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, 3(2), FSO187. DOI: 10.4155/fsoa-2016-0091.

 

Dr. Wei Wei

Visiting Professor
Associate Professor @ School of Computer, Electronics & Information, Guangxi University, China

(03/2017 - )

Ph.D. South China University of Technoloy, China, 2004

Research & Publications:

 


Dr. Jie Zhang

Postdoctoral Fellow / Research Scientist

(08/2016 - )

Ph.D.  Tsinghua University, China, 2016

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, 3(2), FSO187. DOI: 10.4155/fsoa-2016-0091.
  2. Katla, S.K.; Zhang, J.; Castro, E.; Bernal, R. A.; Li, X.* Atomically-precise Au25(SG)18 nanoclusters: Rapid single-step synthesis and application in photothermal therapyACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2018, 10(1), 75-82. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b12614. (Impact Factor in 2016, 7.5)

     

Graduate and Undergraduate Students:

 

Qijie Jin

Visiting Ph.D. Candidate
Master of Engineering, Nanjing Tech University, China, 2017

(09/2017 - present)

Department: Chemistry

Research & Publications:

 

Lei Ma

Ph.D. Candidate
M.Sc. Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, 2013

(05/2017 - present)

Department: Chemistry

Research & Publications:

  1. 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.

Misael Rios

Graduate Student

(02/2015-Present. On leave currently)

B.S. Mexico

Department: Biomedical Engineering (BME)

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.


Gilberto Henao-Pabon

Ph.D. Candidate

(03/2014-Present)

Department: Biomedical Engineering (BME)

Research & Publications:

 

 

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Sanjay Timilsina

Ph.D. Candidate
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!

Oscar Garcia

Graduate Student

(02/2015-Present. On Leave currently)

Department: Biomedical Engineering (BME)

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.

 

Hamed Tavakoli

Ph.D. Candidate

M.Sc. Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran, 2010.

(02/2017-Present) 

Department: Chemistry

Email:

Research & Publications:

  1. 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.  


Wan Zhou

Ph.D. Candidate

M.Sc. Zhengzhou University

(08/2015-Present) 

Department: Chemistry

Email:

Research & Publications:

  1. 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.

Award:

  1. 12/2016, UTEP Graduate School Travel Award for Pittcon 2017
  2. 2017-2018 UTEP Graduate Scholarship
Sergio Barrios

NIH BUILDing Scholar Undergraduate

(01/2016 - )

Institution: UTEP biochemistry

Research & Publications:

Award:

  • 04/2018: COURI Symposium Poster Award

 

Alexandra Beltran

Undergraduate Student Researcher

(04/2018 - )

Institution: UTEP Forensics

Research & Publications:

Award:

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Dennis Deschka

RISE Scholar Undergraduate

Institution: Bielefeld - Fachhochschule Bielefeld, Germany

(05/2017 -present )

Research & Publications:

 

Zayra Dorado 

NIH RISE Scholar Undergraduate

(01/2017 - )

Institution: EPCC, BME

Research & Publications:

Award:

  • 2017 UTEP COURI Symposium Poster Award.
Cindy Himmelhaver Undergraduate Researcher

(12/2017 - )

Department: Chemistry

Research & Publications:

Award:

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