melissa li is a graphical consumer/generator, amateur entomologist, and aspiring Canadian venturing through the Southern United States.
My current PhD research is on the optimization of anti-platelet drug treatments using a point-of-care microfluidic device and scalable optics.
For more information on this research project, please visit the Precision Biosystems Laboratory website
Complete C.V. (rev. 10/2012)
Recent Presentations and Publications (2008 to current):
2012: M. Li, N. Sondej, C.R. Forest, Experimental measurement of spectral transmission of platelet thrombus in comparison to whole blood, Proceedings of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) 2012 Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, October 24-27, 2012.
2012: D.N. Ku, M. Li, K. Hefelfinger, S. Gurnani, O. Martinez, N. Turturro, P. Gandhi, C.R. Forest, A new microfluidic point-of-care test for multi-shear platelet thrombosis, 58th annual meeting of the Scientific & Standardization Committee (SSC) of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH), Liverpool, UK, June 27-30, 2012.
2012: M. Li, D. Ku, C.R. Forest, Microfluidic system for simultaneous optical measurement of platelet aggregation at multiple shear rates in whole blood, Lab on a Chip, Vol. 12(7), 1355-1362, February 2012.
2011: M. Li, J. Ackerman, C. Forest, “Microfluidic system for multichannel optical measurement of shear induced platelet thrombosis in unfractionated blood”, Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Miniaturized Chemical and Biochemical Analysis Systems (µTAS), Seattle, Washington, USA, October 2-6, 2011.
2010: M. Li, M. McKinnon, S. Chase, C.R. Forest. “Microfabrication of Circular Cross-Section Microchannels for Thrombosis Modeling”. American Society for Precision Engineering. Oral Presentation. Atlanta, GA
2009: M. Li, A. Sodemann, J. Ackerman, R. Mayor, C.R. Forest. “Microfluidic Formation and Measurement of Occlusive Thrombus”. Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting (BMES). Oral presentation. Pittsburgh, PA.
2009: M. Li, A. Sodemann, A. Para, J. Ackerman, R. Mayor, D. Ku, C.R. Forest. “High Throughput Formation and Measurement of Occlusive Thrombosis in Porcine Blood”. 13th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (MicroTAS). Jeju, Korea.
2009: A. Sodemann, M. Li, R. Mayor, C.R. Forest. “Micromilling of Molds for Microfluidic Blood Diagnostic Devices”. American Society for Precision Engineering. Monterey, CA.
2008: M. Li. “A Microfluidic Method for Determining Molecular Weight of Polymers of Unknown Concentrations”. Master’s Thesis.