Jinxing Li is an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Institute for Quantitative Health Science & 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 aims to develop cutting-edge bioengineering tools to shift healthcare from hospitals to human-centered systems towards scalable and affordable healthcare. This demanding goal requires new materials and miniaturized devices that can noninvasively access living systems, accurately measure the spatiotemporal dynamics of biochemical signals, and precisely deliver treatment based on the information matrix on demand. We address these challenges through new materials, advanced fabrication, analytical chemistry, and data science to build miniaturized sensors and robots that can integrate human physiology in a minimally invasive way. We are interested in fundamental sciences leading to new sensing and actuation principles. We also seek to translate these inventions into scalable diagnostic methods and therapeutics.