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Dr Jingjing Li

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Dr Jingjing Li is a Senior Postdoctoral Fellow at the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering. She is working with A/Prof Robert Nordon on a CRC-P project developing an automated microscale bioreactor for cell and gene therapy. 

Being trained as a biomedical engineer, she developed multidiscipline skills spans from microfluidics, developmental biology, and bioinformatics. Her PhD and Post-Doctoral research focus on studying the influence of...view more

Dr Jingjing Li is a Senior Postdoctoral Fellow at the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering. She is working with A/Prof Robert Nordon on a CRC-P project developing an automated microscale bioreactor for cell and gene therapy. 

Being trained as a biomedical engineer, she developed multidiscipline skills spans from microfluidics, developmental biology, and bioinformatics. Her PhD and Post-Doctoral research focus on studying the influence of pulsatile fluid shear stress on human embryonic blood formation using microfluidic model mimicking foetal circulation, live cell imaging of hPSC differentiation and single-cell RNA sequencing of developing blood niches.

Her research interests are developing microfluidic organ-on-a-chip models and their applications in the expansion, maturation and engraftment of blood stem and progenitor cells generated from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) for clinical therapies.


My Grants

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Scaling microfluidics for cell manufacture. Australian Research Council Linkage Grant LP160100570 (2016-2019)

CRC-P "Making cell and gene therapy affordable with a microbioreactor" UNSW, Genesys, CSL (2021-2023)


My Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (Biomedical Engineering) (2015 – 2019), University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Master of Biomedical Engineering (by research) (2009-2011), University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering (2003 – 2007), Capital Medical University, Beijing, China

 

Professional Memberships

  • International Society of Stem Cell Research
  • International Society of Experimental Hematology
  • IEEE Medical Imaging and Image processing
  • IEEE EMBS
  • Australia Society of Stem Cell Research (ASSCR)
  • Engineers Australia

My Awards

  • ASSCR-AGCTS-ISCT 2019 Joint Scientific Meeting Travel Award                                         2019
  • International Society of Experimental Hematology Conference Award                                     2019
  • Postdoctoral Writing Fellow                                                                                                        2018
  • International Society of Stem Cell Research Conference Award                                                2018
  • Australia Society for Stem Cell Research Conference Award                                                     2017
  • Stem Cell Australia (SCA) Meeting Travel Award                                                                      2015-2017
  • Australia Society for Stem Cell Research Conference Award                                                     2010

My Research Activities

 

1. Modelling human heart and blood development from pluripotent stem cells on a microfluidic chip

We have used lab-on-chip to mimic foetal circulation and to model human blood formation from cells that line blood vessels. We are currently studying the influence of pulsatile fluid shears stress on generation of blood stem cells. We are also investigating the use of hydrogels to pattern embryonic development of the cardiovascular system.

2. Enhancing the development of blood stem cell from pluripotent stem cells using dynamic culture system

 

3. Expansion and Engraftment of human embryonic and adult CD34+ blood stem cells

 


My Teaching

BIOM9640 Biomedical Instrumentation

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Location

Samuels 514, F25
UNSW Sydney
Kensington
2052


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