JingJing (Jane) Li

Haematopoiesis Dr Robert Nordon
PhD student at University of New South Wales
Recipient of Australian Postgraduate Award, UNSW Women in Engineering Research Top Up Scholarship & UNSW Engineering Supplementary scholarship

Jane received her B.E. in Biomedical Engineering from Capital Medical University in China, her thesis focused on MRI brain imaging and image processing. 

She joined Dr Robert Nordon’s group in 2009 and received M.E. in Biomedical Engineering from UNSW in 2011, her master’s thesis titled “The study of the Cardiac Stem Cell (CFU-Fs) by live cell imaging and image processing”.

She remained in UNSW, and worked as a research assistant and technical officer for 4 years gaining more experience in the culture of stem cell, live cell tracking and microfluidic techniques.

Jane is now a PhD candidate with Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, University of New South Wales. Her research is focus on the study of haematopoiesis by single cell fate mapping. She designed and manufactured microfluidic devices to generate pulsatile fluid shear stress and morphogen gradients. This allows for studying the formation of hemogenic endothelium, controlled by morphogen gradients, directing dorsoventral patterning of mesoderm and the induction of differentiation from hemogenic endothelium into haematopoietic stem and progenitor cells by pulsatile fluid shear stress. The project is in collaboration with Professor Andrew Elefanty’s group at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.