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Li receives Baxter Young Investigator Award


Zida Li

ME PhD student Zida Li has been awarded a Baxter Young Investigator Award. This annual award program open to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, seeks to stimulate and reward research applicable to the development of therapies and medical products that save and sustain patients’ lives.

Zida received this award for his research in developing a miniaturized clot retraction force assay device termed mHemoRetractoMeter (mHRM), which is capable of precise measurements of dynamic clot retraction forces in real time using minute amounts of whole blood. The mHRM provides a promising technological platform for point-of-care coagulation monitoring.

Zida will be homored at an award ceremony on Thursday, October 6th at the North American Baxter R&D center in Round Lake, Illinois.

Zida’s advisor is Associate Professor Jianping Fu and he is a member of the Integrated Biosystems and Biomechanics Laboratory.