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Jianming Li

  • Department of Basic Medical Sciences
  • Research Assistant Professor (CPR)
  • Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • 625 Harrison Street
  • West Lafayette, IN 47907

Jianming Li Laboratory of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

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  • 2009 - PhD | Purdue University
  • 2002 - BSE | University of Michigan-Dearborn


  • 2012 - | Assistant Research Professor, Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • 2011 - | Director of Operations, Advanced BioImaging Systems
  • 2011 - | Postdoctoral Fellow, Purdue University
  • 2010 - | Chief Scientific Officer, co-Founder of Medtric, LLC
  • 2009 - 2011 | Postdoctoral Researcher, Purdue University
  • 2007 - | National Science Foundation GK-12
  • 2005 - 2007 | Purdue University Research Fellow
  • 2003 - 2005 | National Science Foundation IGERT Fellow

Selected Publications

  • Gao W, Li J, Cirillo J, Borgens R, Cho Y. Action at a distance: functional drug delivery using electromagnetic-field-responsive polypyrrole nanowires. Langmuir. 2014; 8;30(26):7778-88
  • Song A, Lin F, Li J, Liao Q, Liu E, Jiang X, Deng L. Bisulfite and sulfite as derivatives of sulfur dioxide alters biomechanical behaviors of airway smooth muscle cells in culture. Inhal Toxicol. 2014;26(3):166-74
  • Connell, S, Li J, Shi R. Synergistic bactericidal activity between hyperosmotic stress and membrane disrupting nanoemulsions. J Med Microbiol. 2013 (Pt 1):69-77 (Cover Article)
  • Song A, Liao Q, Li J, Lin F, Liu E, Jiang X, Deng L. Chronic exposure to sulfur dioxide enhances airway hyperresponsiveness only in ovalbumin-sensitized rats. Toxicol Lett. 2012; 214(3):320-7
  • Li J, Kong X, Gozani S, Shi R, Borgens R. Current-distance relationships for peripheral nerve stimulation localization. Anesth and Analg. 2011; 112(1):236-41
  • Dyehouse M, Detwiler J, Li J, Harbor J, Bennet D. Practical ways to assess and change your student’s perceptions of scientists. Science Scope, summer 2010
  • Ouyang H, Sun W, Fu Y, Li J, Cheng JX, Nauman E, Shi R. Compression induces acute demyelination and potassium channel exposure in spinal cord. J. Neurotrauma; 2010; 27(6):1109-20
  • Li J, Rickett, T, Shi R. Biomimetic nerve scaffolds with aligned intraluminal microchannels: a sweet approach to tissue engineering. Langmuir. 2009; 25(3): 1813-7
  • Ouyang H, Galle B, Li J, Nauman E, Shi R. Critical roles of decompression in functional recovery of ex vivo spinal cord white matter. J. Neurosurgery: Spine. 2009; 10(2): 161-170
  • Li J, Rickett T, Shi R. A Review of Peripheral Nervous System Regeneration: Current Progress and Future Trends. Proceedings of the 5th Symposium for Chinese Neuroscientists Worldwide 2008
  • Rickett T, Li J, Patel M, Sun W, Leung G, Shi R. Acute toxicity and bond strength of ethyl-cyanoacrylate in anastomosis of peripheral nerves. J. Biomat Res. Part A. 2009; 90(3):750-4.
  • Li J, Shi R, McNally H. Enhanced neurite alignment on micro-patterned poly-l-lactic acid films. J. Biomat Res. Part A. 2008; 87(2): 392-404
  • Ouyang H, Galle B, Li J, Nauman E, Shi R. Biomechanics of spinal cord injury: a multimodal investigation using ex vivo guinea pig spinal cord white matter. J. Neurotrauma. 2008; 25(1): 19-29
  • Li J, Shi R. Fabrication of patterned multi-walled poly-l-lactic acid conduits for nerve regeneration. J. Neurosci Methods. 2007; 165(2): 257-64
  • Li J, Shi R. Stretch induced nerve conduction deficits in guinea pig ex-vivo nerve. J. Biomech. 2007; 40(3): 569-78
  • Li J, Shi R. A device for the electrophysiological recording of peripheral nerves in response to stretch. J. Neurosci Methods. 2006; 154(1-2): 102-8
  • Li J, Connell S, Shi R. “Engineering biomimetic architectures for tissue engineering.” Biomimetics: Learning from Nature. Inteh, 2010
  • Li J, Shi R. “Control of cell adhesion and guiding neural cell outgrowth with peptide-conjugated polymer structures.” Biologically Responsive Hybrid Biomaterials. Artech House, 2009