Wanlu LI

Associate professor

Email : liwanlu-0424@sjtu.edu.cn

Office address : Rm 211, Med-X Building (Xuhui)


Dr. Wanlu Li is the tenure-track Assistant Professor at Biomedical Engineering School, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. She received her B.S. degree from Jilin University in 2015, and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Dr. Li worked in Harvard Medical School as a visiting student and postdoctoral researcher (2018-2022). Since Aug 2022, she has been the tenure-track Assistant Professor at Biomedical Engineering School, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Dr. Li’s research is focused on innovating 3D bioprinting technologies to recreate functional tissues and their biomimetic models towards applications in precision medicine. She has published over 30 papers in peer-reviewed journals, including Nature Communications, Advanced Materials, Aggregate, Advanced Healthcare Materials, and Biofabrication. Dr. Li received the Junior Investigator Award and Award for Scientific Excellence at International Stroke Conference 2019 and International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) conference 2020.

Education background

2011-2015 Bachelor – Jilin University

2015-2021 Ph.D. – Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Work Experience

2018-2022, Visiting Scholar and Postdoc, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Areas of Research Interests

3D bioprinting; Organ construction; In-vitro brain disease modeling; Applying tissue engineering to brain repair

Honors And Awards

Junior Investigator Award of International Stroke Conference (2019);

Award for Scientific Excellence of International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) conference (2020)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

Review Editor of Frontiers in Neuroscience

Selected Publications

1. Mian Wang#, Wanlu Li#, Jin Hao#, Arthur Gonzales, Xuan Mu, Terry Ching, Guosheng Tang, Zeyu Luo, Carlos Ezio Garciamendez Mijares, Michael Wells, Gengle Niu, Prajwal Agrawal, Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, Kevin Eggan, Yu Shrike Zhang*. Molecularly templated and mechanically tunable bioinks facilitate biofabrication of functional volumetric soft tissues. Nature Communications, 2022, 13:3317.

2. Wanlu Li, Mian Wang, Luis Santiago Mille, Juan Antonio Robledo Lara, Valentín Huerta, Tlalli Uribe Velázquez, Feng Cheng, Hongbin Li, Jiaxing Gong, Terry Ching, Caroline A. Murphy, Ami Lesha, Shabir Hassan, Tim B. F. Woodfield, Khoon S. Lim*, Yu Shrike Zhang*. A Smartphone-Enabled Portable Digital Light Processing 3D Printer. Advanced Materials, 2021, 33(35): 2102153.

3. Mian Wang#, Wanlu Li#, Luis Santiago Mille#, Terry Ching, Zeyu Luo, Guosheng Tang, Carlos Ezio Garciamendez, Ami Lesha, Michinao Hashimoto, Yu Shrike Zhang*. Digital Light Processing-based Bioprinting with Composable Gradients. Advanced Materials, 2022, 34(1): 2270010.

4. Hongbin Li, Jiliang Dai, Zixuan Wang, Heshan Zheng, Wanlu Li*, Mian Wang*, Feng Cheng*. Digital light processing (DLP)-based (bio)printing strategies for tissue modeling and regeneration. Aggregate, 2022, e270.

5. Wanlu Li, Luis Santiago Mille, Juan A. Robledo, Tlalli Uribe, Valentin Huerta, Yu Shrike Zhang*. Recent Advances in Formulating and Processing Biomaterial Inks for Vat Polymerization-Based 3D Printing. Advanced Healthcare Materials, 2020, 9(15): 2000156.

6. Mian Wang#, Wanlu Li#, Zeyu Luo, Guosheng Tang, Xuan Mu, Jie Guo, Liming Lian, Julia Olga Japo, Amir M. Ghaemmaghami, Yu Shrike Zhang*. A Multifunctional Pore-Forming Bioink with Enhanced Anti-Bacterial and Anti-Inflammatory Properties. Biofabrication, 2022, 14(2): 024105.

7. Wanlu Li, Tingting He, Rubing Shi, Yaying Song, Liping Wang, Zhijun Zhang, Yaohui Tang, Guo-yuan Yang*, Yongting Wang*. Oligodendrocyte Precursor Cells Transplantation Improves Stroke Recovery via Oligodendrogenesis, Neurite Growth and Synaptogenesis. Aging and Disease, 2021, 12(8): 2096.

8. Wanlu Li, Tingting He, Lu Jiang, Rubing Shi, Yaying Song, Muyassar Mamtilahun, Yuanyuan Ma, Zhijun Zhang, Yaohui Tang, Guo-yuan Yang*, and Yong ting Wang*. Fingolimod inhibits inflammation but exacerbates brain edema in the acute phases of cerebral ischemia in diabetic mice. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 2020, 14: 842.

9. Chenshuo Ma#, Wanlu Li#, Daiwei Li, Maomao Chen, Mian Wang, Laiming Jiang, Luis Santiago Mille2, Carlos Ezio Garciamendez, Qifa Zhou, Yu Shrike Zhang*, Junjie Yao*. Photoacoustic Imaging of 3D-Printed Vascular Networks. Biofabrication, 2022, 14(2): 025001.1.