Biography

Dr. Yanfen Li is an Assistant Teaching Professor at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. She received her Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign where her research was focused on the utilization of biomaterials to understand and influence cellular function and epigenetics. Her current research is in engineering education with a focus on curriculum development, formation of engineering identity in undergraduate students, and retention and recruitment of female and minority engineering students.  She is a passionate teacher and researcher who aims to inspire students of all ages to solve grand challenges.

This week our @MALifeSciences -sponsored interns are having lunch with UML Admissions to learn how to navigate college applications and financial aid. @ProjectLEARN_MA @UMLEngineering @YanfenLi

Check out this amazing article about our 3 year long @BiomedicalUml capstone project on updating crime lab tests to combat the sexual assault kit backlog! Thanks @AnniPoppen for creating our logo and the write up! @UMLEngineering @UMLResearch https://www.mowgliquarterly.com/client-love

Four years later and we still see our PhD research everywhere we go! Saw this while on a walk with @Amr_Abdeen today! Look familiar @KrisKilian?

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Our @MALifeSciences interns from @LowellHigh learning about how to put their research on their resumes this week! Thanks to @UMLCareerCoop for running this workshop!

Please share if you are know UG interested in graduate opportunities in Eng. Education. Info Session in Sept 2022 with @drswilson123 @YanfenLi Dr. Jerrod Henderson @jeremywaisome & @Idalis_PR. Share! @BlkInEngineerng @LatinXinChE @MacAiche @aichewic Link https://bit.ly/3nlqcWZ

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