Jinxing Li

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IQ DIVISION – Biomedical Devices



Jinxing Li is an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering. He joined MSU as part of the university’s Global Impact Initiative from Stanford University, where he did his postdoctoral research on engineering soft materials to make miniaturized devices for biomolecular sensing, neuromodulation, and adaptive locomotion. He received his Ph.D. in NanoEngineering at UC San Diego, where he developed a nanorobotic toolbox and pioneered the therapeutic use of micro/nanorobotics. He was a visiting scholar at Bell Labs working on wearable telemedicine devices. He received his B.S. in Huazhong University of Science and Technology and M.S. in Fudan University, both in Electrical Engineering. He is a recipient of Siebel Scholar of Bioengineering, Materials Research Society Graduate Student Award, Dan David Prize Scholarship, American Chemical Society Division of Inorganic Chemistry Young Investigator Award, MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35, and 30 Rising Leaders in The Life Sciences.

The Li Lab

The Li Lab aims to develop miniaturized sensors and robots for ubiquitous, scalable, and affordable healthcare. This demanding goal requires new interfaces that can conformally accommodate biological motions, accurately elucidate the spatial and temporal dynamics of biochemical signals in real time, and precisely deliver treatment based on the information matrix on demand. We addresses these challenges by integrating knowledges from new materials, advanced fabrication, and analytical chemistry to build an ecosystem consisting of soft, small, and smart sensors and robots that can operate within living systems for precision diagnosis and treatment. We are interested in fundamental sciences leading to new sensing and actuation principles. We also seek to translate these inventions into scalable diagnostics and therapeutics.