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.

i-MADE will be hosting a Virtual #Bioengineering Design-a-Thon on 1/29! This 24-hour event includes a #designthinking workshop, 3D CAD training & cumulates in teams designing a medical product based on a prompt revealed at the kickoff. Register by 1/22: http://bit.ly/i-Made2021

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Had so much fun at my Intro to BME poster session tonight! The students did such a great job with their projects and it was a lot of fun being able to walk around virtually and see all the posters. @UMLEngineering @UMassLowell @BiomedicalUml

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