Dr Jingjing Li
Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Jingjing Li

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
  • Australia Society of Stem Cell Research (ASSCR)
  • Engineers Australia
Grad Sch: Biomedical Eng

Dr Jingjing Li is a  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, stem cell 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.

Samuels 514, F25 UNSW Sydney Kensington 2052
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Li J; Lao O; Nordon RE, 2021, 'The method to generate pulsatile circulatory fluid flow using microfluidics', MethodsX, vol. 8, pp. 101269 - 101269, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mex.2021.101269
    Journal articles | 2020
    Cornwell JA; Li J; Mahadevan S; Draper JS; Joun GL; Zoellner H; Asli NS; Harvey RP; Nordon RE, 2020, 'TrackPad: Software for semi-automated single-cell tracking and lineage annotation', SoftwareX, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.softx.2020.100440
    Journal articles | 2020
    Wang L; Li J; Coad BR; McFarland CD; Nordon RE, 2020, 'Interaction of endothelial cells with plasma-polymer modified surfaces', Materialia, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mtla.2020.100613
    Journal articles | 2011
    Chen H; Li J; Zhang H; Li M; Rosengarten G; Nordon RE, 2011, 'Microwell perfusion array for high-throughput, long-term imaging of clonal growth', Biomicrofluidics, vol. 5, pp. Article number: 044117, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3669371
  • Conference Abstracts | 2019
    Li J; Bruveris F; Ed S; Elefanty A; Lao O; Ng E; Nordon R; Ralph P, 2019, 'THE ROLE OF SHEAR STRESS IN THE GENERATION OF DEFINITIVE HAEMATOPOIETIC LINEAGES AND ARTERIAL VASCULATURE FROM HUMAN PLURIPOTENT STEM CELLS AT THE SINGLE-CELL LEVEL', in Experimental Hematology, Elsevier BV, Vol. 76, pp. S73 - S74, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.exphem.2019.06.390
    Conference Abstracts | 2013
    Nordon RE; Cornwell J; Li J; Harvey RP; Schroeder T, 2013, 'Mapping and modelling ex vivo cell culture processes directly from cell tracking data', in Cytotherapy, INFORMA HEALTHCARE, Vol. 15, pp. S7 - S7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcyt.2013.01.025
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Radford J; Wang L; Li J; McFarland C; Nordon RE, 2013, 'A Novel Flash Detection Algorithm for Single Molecule Counting with TIRF Microscopy', in From Nano to Macro, San Francisco, CA, USA, pp. 1066 - 1069, presented at International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro, San Francisco, CA, USA, 07 April 2013 - 11 April 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ISBI.2013.6556662

Contributor for  

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)

  • 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


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


BIOM9640 Biomedical Instrumentation