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Na Li, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

University of Miami
1251 Memorial Drive,
McArthur Bldg RM 222,
Coral Gables, FL, 33146
Phone: 1-305-284-3316
Fax: 1-305-284-2580
E-mail: n.li1@miami.edu
Short CV: link

Education

2002 » 2008
  • Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

  • Major: Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS)/ Nanotechnology
    Minor: Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering
    2000 » 2002
  • M.S., Tsinghua University, China

  • Major: Engineering Thermophysics
    1996 » 2000
  • B.S., Tsinghua University, China

  • Major: Engineering Thermophysics

    Academic Positions

    Jan, 2009 » present
  • Assistant Professor, University of Miami

  • Oct. 2008 » Dec. 2008
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California, Los Angeles

  • Patents

    US Patent 60/586,373 (pending)
  • Na Li ,Winny Tan, "An intelligent nanomedicine integrating diagnosis and therapy"
  • US Patent 61/150,177 (pending)
  • Na Li ,Fang Wei, "Ready-to-use detection of melamine based on specific colorimetric and turbidometric test"
  • Research Experiences

    Jan, 2009 » present
  • Integrated Nano-Bio Systems Laboratory, University of Miami

  • Detection of Melamine in the Food Product

    A Colorimetric Sensor Based on Aptamers and Gold Nanoparticles for Non-Nucleic Acid Detection

    Aptamer-Based On-Demand Therapeutics

    Highly Specific Drug Release Strategies


    Sep. 2002 » Dec. 2008
  • Micro Systems Laboratories, University of California, Los Angeles

  • Electrochemical Detection of Biomarkers in Oral Fluid for Oral Cancer Diagnosis

    Aptamer-based Biosensors for Proteins and Small Molecules

    Competitive Assay to Detect Activation of Transcription Factors

    Transfection of Molecular Beacons in Microfluidic Systems


    Feb. 2000 » Jul. 2002
  • Microscale Heat Transfer Research Group, Tsinghua University, China

  • Numerical Simulation on Size Effect of Natural Convection

    Numerical Study of the Mode of Ventilation in an Experimental Space Station Cabin

    Teaching Experiences

    Jan, 2009 » present
  • Assistant Professor, University of Miami

  • Thermodynamics (undergraduate core course)

    Heat Transfer (undergraduate core course)


    Sep. 2008 » Dec. 2008
  • Teaching Assistant, University of California, Los Angeles

  • Sensor, Actuators and Signal Processing (graduate-level course)


    Other Professional Experiences

  • Reviewer for Journals:

  • American Chemical Society, IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine, IEEE Sensors, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, and Journal of the Association for Laboratory Automation.

    Presentations

  • Na Li, "Diagnostic and Therapeutic Applications of Aptamers" Physiology and Biophysics Seminar, University of Miami, Miami, USA, Oct. 26, 2009
  • Na Li, Chih-Ming Ho, "Optical Detection of Proteins and Small Molecules with Unmodified Aptamer" BMES 2009 Annual Fall Meeting, Pittsburgh, USA, Oct. 7-10, 2009
  • Na Li, "Diagnostic and Therapeutic Applications of Nucleic Acids" Biomedical Nanoscience Initiative of University of Miami ("BioNIUM") Retreat, Miami, USA, Aug. 3-4, 2009
  • Na Li, Chih-Ming Ho, "A novel competitive assay for detecting transcription factors" BMES 2007 Annual Fall Meeting, Los Angeles, USA, Sep. 26-29, 2007
  • James Lin, Na Li, Pak Kin Wong, Chih-Ming Ho, "Microfluidics for monitoring the dynamics of gene expression in single living cells" International Conference on Bio-Nano-Informatics (BNI) Fusion, Marina del Rey, USA, Jul. 20-22, 2005
  • Jen-Jr Gau, Na Li, Chih-Ming Ho, "Electrochemical DNA detection" California Nanosystems Institute Poster Day, Los Angeles, USA, May 14, 2003
  • Jen-Jr Gau, Jun Huang, Na Li, Chih-Ming Ho, "Enzyme-based electrochemical DNA detection" California Nanosystems Institute Groundbreaking Poster Day, Los Angeles, USA, Feb. 14, 2003
  • Michael Vosseler, Tony Jun Huang, Tza-Huei Wang , Winny Tan, Na Li, Chih-Ming Ho, "Bio molecular detection" Center for Nanoscience Innovation for Defense Review, Los Angeles, USA, Jan. 27, 2003