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Zhang Yi


Zhang Yi
Assistant Professor
Tel: 6790 5590
Email: yi_zhang@ntu.edu.sg
Office: N3.2-02-52 
Homepage: http://www.yizlab.com/
   
Education
  • PhD (Biomedical Eng) The Johns Hopkins University 2013
  • BEng (Bioeng) Nanyang Technological University 2007

Biography
Zhang Yi joined the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering in 2016 as Assistant Professor. He received his Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2013 and B.Eng degree in Bioengineering (1st Class Honor) from Nanyang Technological University in 2007. He joined the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN), A*STAR, as Postdoctoral Fellow and was appointed as Research Scientist in 2015.

Research
  • Interest:
    micro/nanomedicine, microfluidics, diagnostics, biosensing, nanomaterials
  • Projects:
    Develop a Droplet-Based Assay Platform for Rapid Sample-to-Answer Diagnostics
    Early and rapid detection of pathogen-related diseases is a critical task for pandemic control and treatment. This project aims to develop a self-contained droplet immunoassay platform for bedside diagnostics with sample-to-answer capability
    [Biomedical & Sports]

Selected Publications
  • Y. Zhang*, Y. Zhang*, J.M. Burke, K. Gleitsman, S.M. Friedrich, K.J. Liu and T.H. Wang, A Simple Thermoplastic Substrate Containing Hierarchical Silica Lamellae for High-Molecular-Weight DNA Extraction, Advanced Materials, 2016, DOI: 10.1002/adma.201603738
  • Y. Zhang, J. Bai and J.Y. Ying, Stacking Flow Immunoassay for the Detection of Dengue Specific Immunoglobulins in Salivary Fluid, 2014, Lab on a Chip, 2015,15, 1465-1471
  •  Y. Zhang and J.Y. Ying, Homogeneous Immunochemical Assay on the Lateral Flow Strip for Measurement of DNase I Activity, Analytical Chemistry, 2015, 87, 10193-10198
  •  Y. Zhang, J. Bai, H. Wu, and J.Y. Ying, Trapping Cells in Paper for White Blood Cell Count, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 2015, 69, 121-127
  •  Y. Zhang, D.J. Shin, and T.H. Wang, Serial Dilution via Surface Energy Trap-Assisted Magnetic Droplet Manipulation, Lab on a Chip, 2013,13, 4827-4831
  •  Y. Zhang and T.H. Wang, Full-Range Magnetic Manipulation of Droplets via Surface Energy Traps Enables Complex Bioassay, Advanced Materials, 2013, 25, 2903-2908
  •  Y. Zhang, K.J. Liu, T.L. Wang, I.M. Shih, and T.H. Wang, Mapping DNA Quantity into Electrophoretic Mobility through Quantum Dot Nanotethers for High Resolution Genetic and Epigenetic Analysis, ACS Nano, 6 (2012) 858–864
  •  Y. Zhang and T.H. Wang, Quantum Dot for Molecular Sensing and Diagnostics, Theranostics, 2012, 2, 631-654 (Review)
  •  S. Park, Y. Zhang, S. Lin, T.H. Wang and S. Yang, Advances in Microfluidic PCR for Point-of-Care Infectious Disease Diagnostics, Biotechnology Advances, 2011, 29, 830-900. (Review)
  • K.J. Liu, T.D. Rane, Y. Zhang and T.H. Wang, Single-Molecule Analysis Enables Free Solution Hydrodynamic Separation Using Yoctomole Levels of DNA, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2011, 133, 6898–6901

*  Equal contribution