Prof. Song Li

Chancellor Professor, Chair, Department of Bioengineering

Professor, Department of Medicine

University of California, USA



1997 Ph.D., University of California, Bioengineering, USA

Publications (Selected)

  1. Huang NF, Patel S, Thakar RG, Wu J, Hsiao BS, Chu B, Lee RJ, Li S (2006) Myotube assembly on nanofibrous and micropatterned polymers. Nano Letters 6 (3): 537-542.
  2. Kurpinski K, Chu J, Hashi, C, Li S (2006) Anisotropic mechanosensing by mesenchymal stem cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 103 (44): 16095-16100.

  3. Hashi CK, Zhu YQ, Yang GY, Young WL, Hsiao BS, Wang K, Chu B, and Li S (2007) Anti-thrombogenic property of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells in nanofibrous vascular grafts. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 104 (29): 11915-20.

  4. Patel S, Kurpinski K, Quigley R, Gao HF, Hsiao BS, Poo MM, and Li S. (2007) Bioactive nanofibers: Synergistic effects of nanotopography and chemical signaling on cell guidance. Nano Letters 7 (7): 2122-8.

  5. Park JS, Chu J, Tsou DT, Diop R, Tang Z, Wang A, Li S (2011) The effect of matrix stiffness on the differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells in response to TGF-. Biomaterials 32 (16): 3921-30.

  6. Wang A, Tang Z, Park IH, Zhu Y, Patel S, Daley G, Li S (2011) Induced pluripotent stem cells for neural tissue engineering. Biomaterials 32 (22): 5023-32.

  7. Tang, Z, Wang, A, Yuan, F, Yan, Z, Liu, B, Chu, JS, Helms JA, Li S. (2012) Differentiation of multipotent vascular stem cells contributes to vascular diseases. Nature Communications. June 6; 3: 875.

  8. Yu J, Wang A, Tang Z, Henry J, Li-Ping Lee B, Zhu Y, Yuan F, Huang F, Li S. (2012) The effect of stromal cell-derived factor-1a/heparin coating of biodegradable vascular grafts on the recruitment of both endothelial and smooth muscle progenitor cells for accelerated regeneration. Biomaterials 33: 8062-8074.

  9. Downing T, Soto J, Morez C, Houssin T, Yuan F, Chu J, Fritz A, Patel S, Schaffer D, Li S (2013) Biophysical regulation of epigenetic state and cell reprogramming. Nat Mater 12 (12): 1154-62.

  10. Sia J, Yu P, Srivastava D, Li S. (2016) Effect of biophysical cues on reprogramming to cardiomyocytes. Biomaterials. 2016 June 23; 103: 1-11.

  11. Song Y, Soto J, Chen B, Yang L, Li S. Cell engineering: Biophysical regulation of the nucleus. Biomaterials. 2020 Jan:119743.

  12. Fang J, Hsueh YY, Soto J, Sun W, Wang J, Gu Z, Khademhosseini A, Li S. Engineering Biomaterials with Micro/Nanotechnologies for Cell Reprogramming. ACS Nano. 2020 Feb;14(2):1296-318.