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2015 Graduate Researcher of the Year Award


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Lifu Xiao received a B.S. degree in Chemistry from Fudan University in China, 2011. He has been pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Biological Engineering since 2011 at Utah State University under the supervision of Dr. Anhong Zhou. He obtained a multidisciplinary background in chemistry, biology and engineering working in Dr. Zhou’s lab. His research focuses on developing new methods for sensing and imaging of human disease-related biomolecules and mammalian cells.

Lifu has published five papers in peer reviewed journals. One of his papers, published in Analytical Methods, was ranked as one of the top ten most accessed articles in Feb 2013. He has made presentations in national and regional professional conferences including PhotonicsWest, IBE, and ACS conferences.