Vita

NAME: Riyi Shi
POSITION TITLE: Professor
EDUCATION/TRAINING: Shanghai Jiao Tong University, School of Medicine, Shanghai, China MD/BS 1984 Medicine University of North Texas, Denton, TX M.S. 1988 Neuropathology Purdue University PhD 1994 Develop. Neurobiology



 

 

 

 

A. Positions and Honors

09/84 - 06/86 Resident and Clinical Instructor, Dept. Orthopedics, Rui-Jin Hospital, Shanghai, China

09/86 - 12/88 Research Assistant, Dept. Biological Sciences, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

01/89 - 07/92 Research Assistant, Dept. Pharmacology, Univ. Texas Southwestern Med. Ctr., Dallas, TX

08/92 - 07/94 Research Assistant, Dept. Anatomy and Ctr. Paralysis Research, Purdue University

08/94 - 01/97 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Div. Neurosurgery, Univ. North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

02/97 - 09/98 Associate Scientist, Ctr. Paralysis Research, Dept. Basic Medical Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

10/98 - 06/03 Assistant Professor, Ctr. Paralysis Research, Dept. Basic Medical Sciences, Sch. Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

07/02 - 06/03 Assistant Professor, Dept. Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering (courtesy appointment), Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

07/03 – 06/09 Associate Professor, Depts. Basic Medical Sciences and Biomedical Engineering (courtesy appointment), Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

07/09 – Present Professor, Depts. Basic Medical Sciences and Biomedical Engineering (courtesy appointment), Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

10/09 – Present Visiting professor, Fourth Military Medical University, Xian, China.

10/08 – Present Adjunct professor, Institute of trauma and orthopedics, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine.

Honors

1998 Canadian Research Studentship, Canadian Foundation for the Study of Infant Death

05/94 Award for Outstanding Student Platform Presentation, Thirty-forth Annual Midwest Developmental Biology Conference, Granville, Ohio

03/96 Visiting Scholar, The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and Mie University, Tsu, Japan

11/98 Recipient: Iwao Yasuda Annual Award for Excellence in Biomedical Engineering Research, Society for Physical Regulation in Biology and Medicine.

03/99 Visiting Scholar, The Japan Foundation for Aging and Health and Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
2002-pres: Scientific reviewer: New York State Spinal Cord Injury Research Program

2004 Southern Consortium for Injury Biomechanics. University of Alabama

2005-2009: Scientific Reviewer: Scientific Peer Advisory Committee, US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command

2006 Scientific reviewer: American Heart Association Brain Two (2) Peer Review Study Group.

2006 Outstanding Alumni: Basic Medical Science, Purdue University.

2008 Recipient: 2008 Pfizer Animal Health Awards for Research Excellence. School of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University.

2008 Paper: (Hamann, K., Durkes, A., Ouyang, H., Uchida K, Pond, A., and Shi, R. Critical Role of acrolein in secondary injury following ex vivo spinal cord trauma. J. Neurochemistry. 107: 712-721. 2008) was selected by Faculty of 1000 Biology as one of the most important paper of the year.
http://www.f1000biology.com/article/id/1120566/evaluation

2009 Section chair and discussion leader, applications of induced Cell Fusion in Medicine. Gordon Research Conference: Cell-Cell Fusion. July 19-24, 2009 Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH

2009 Program Chair, 2nd International Conference on BioMedical Engineering and Informatics (BMEI 2009, sponsored by IEEE and EMB). Oct. 14-19, Tianjing China.

2011 Program Chair, 4th International Conference on BioMedical Engineering and Informatics (BMEI 2009, sponsored by IEEE and EMB). Oct. 15-19, Shanghai China.
2011 Guest Editor, Journal Medical Systems, Special Issue on the Second International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Informatics (BMEI 2009), 35, 2011.
2011-pre. Member of editorial Board, World Journal of Pharmacology

2011-pre Member of editorial Board, Neural regeneration research

 

B. Research Support

This laboratory is currently supported by
NIH
NSF
Indiana State Department of Health

 

C. Mentorship:

AS MAJOR PROFESSOR

Melissa A. Peasley: Ph.D, completed May 2003
"The mechanisms of secondary damage in ischemic spinal cord injury"

Jian Luo: Ph.D. completed Dec. 2003
"Free radical-mediated neuropathology and its management in mechanical spinal cord injury"
2004 Pfizer student research excellence award, 2004

Jennifer McBride. Ph.D. completed Dec. 2005
"Functional and anatomical damage of mammalian spinal cord following mechanical stretch"
Winner: 1st place in Tacker student presentation competition, 2005

Ashley Nehrt M.S. completed Dec. 2005
"The role of calcium in axonal resealing in mammalian spinal cord"
Winner: 1st place in poster competition in Purdue Neuroscience retreat. 2004.

Haiping Chen M.S. completed Aug. 2006
"Free radical-mediated mitochondrial dysfunction and its rescuer"

Jianming Li Ph.D. completed April 2009
"Three-Dimensional Construct for Nerve Regeneration"
National Science Foundation IGERT fellow: 2003-2005
Purdue Strategic Initiatives Fellowship, 2005-2006
GK-12 National Science Foundation educational Fellowship 2007-2008
V. Magoon Award for Excellence in Teaching, Biomedical Engineering (2007)
Purdue Graduate Student Teaching Award (2007)
Henry Ford II Scholar for best engineering student: 2007-2008
Outstanding Graduate Student Award (2008)
1st place in Annual Sigma Xi Graduate Student Research Poster Award (engineering) 2008
Bisland dissertation fellowship: 2008

Kristin Hamann Ph.D. completed May. 2009
"Role of acrolein in spinal cord injury"
1st place in Tacker student presentation competition, 2007
Honorable mention in Annual Sigma Xi Graduate Student Research Poster Award (life science) 2007
1st place in Annual Sigma Xi Graduate Student Research Poster Award (life science) 2008
Pfizer student research excellence award 2008
Bisland dissertation fellowship: 2008

Hui Ouyang Ph.D. completed Aug. 2010
"Biomechanics of spinal cord injury"
Honorable mention in Annual Sigma Xi Graduate Student Research Poster Award (Engineering) 2008
Bisland dissertation fellowship: 2009

Wenjing Sun Ph.D. completed Dec. 2010
"Restoration of axonal conduction following mechanical trauma"
1st place in Tacker student presentation competition, 2008
Pfizer student research excellence award 2010
Bisland dissertation fellowship: 2010-2011

Todd Rickett Ph.D. completed May 2011
Enhance axonal growth through multiple stimuli
1st place in Annual Sigma Xi Graduate Student Research Poster Award (engineering) 2009
NIH CTSI Student Fellowship: 2008-2010
Bisland dissertation fellowship: 2010-2011

Abeje Ambaw Ph.D. expected April 2012
"The Role of acrolein in Parkinson's diseases"
Best Student teaching assistant: Purdue University, 2009

Gary Leung Ph.D. expected Aug. 2012
The role of oxidative stress in experimental allergic encephalitis
NIH CTSI Student Fellowship: 2010-2012
1st place in Annual Pfizer Graduate Student Research Poster Award 2011

Sean D. Connell Ph.D. expected 2013
Blast-induced central nervous system trauma
Purdue Strategic Initiatives Fellowship, 2009-2010

Lingxing Zheng Ph.D. expected 2013
Mechanisms and interventions of free radical-mediated cell death

Jonghyuck Park Ph.D. expected 2014
Inhibition of secondary injury in animal models of spinal cord trauma

Rui Yan Ph.D. expected 2015
Restoration of axonal conduction through potassium channel blockade

Desiree White Ph.D. expected 2016
Enhance drug delivery through nano technology.

Michael Walls Ph.D. expected 2016
Blast-induced neuronal damage

Melissa Tully Ph.D. expected 2015
Neuroprotection in experimental allergic encephalitis