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Current Members


Chang Liu, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator

  • PhD, Biomedical Engineering, Florida International University, 2013

  • BS, Biomedical Engineering, Beijing Jiaotong University, China, 2007


Dr. Liu joined the Biomedical Engineering Program and the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of South Carolina as an Assistant Professor in 2018 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2023. Prior to this, he was a Research Scientist at Arizona State University, and a Postdoctoral Fellow at Houston Methodist Research Institute. Dr. Liu’s research interests include: in vitro diagnostics, point-of-care devices, and translational biomarkers for improving healthcare. Dr. Liu received the NSF CAREER Award and the USC Breakthrough Stars Award. He is a member of the Biomedical Engineering Society, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and the Biophysical Society.

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Xiaojun Wei, Ph.D.

Associate Scientist

  • Associate Scientist, Biomedical Engineering, University of South Carolina, 2023

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Biomedical Engineering, University of South Carolina, 2018-2023

  • Project Research Assistant, Key Laboratory of Colloid, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICCAS), 2018

  • PhD, Physical Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2018

  • MS, Material Engineering, Qingdao University of Science and Technology (QUST), 2013


Sanjayan C. G., Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

  • Research Associate, Jain (Deemed-to-be University), 2024

  • PhD, Nanotechnology, Jain (Deemed-to-be University), 2024

  • MS, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, University of Madras, 2019

  • BS, Medical Bionanotechnology, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education, 2017

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Xiaoqin Wang

PhD Student

  • MS, Chemical Engineering, Inha University, South Korea, 2018

  • BS, Applied Chemistry, Southwest University, China, 2015


Zehui Zhang

PhD Student

  • Project Research Assistant, Key Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Science (ICCAS), 2017-2019

  • BS, Chemistry, Soochow University, 2017

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Nandhini Subramanian

PhD Student

  • B Tech, Chemical and Electrochemical Engineering, CSIR-CECRI, India, 2019

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Jia Zheng

PhD Student

  • Research Student, RNA Biology, University of Tokyo, Japan, 2022-2023

  • BS, Biological Science, Nankai University, China, 2022

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Anna Su

PhD Student

  •  B.Eng., Biomedical Engineering, Shenzhen University, China, 2022

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Boshi Chen

PhD Student

  • BS, Biomedical Engineering, Hefei University of Technology, China, 2023

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Sasha Buford

Undergraduate Student

  • USC Honors College; Major: Biomedical Engineering; Minors: Biology, Creative Writing.


Jessica Senn

Undergraduate Student

  • Mars Hill University; Major: Biomedical Sciences



Kara McClung (Undergraduate, 2018)


Rachel Teague (Undergraduate, 2018-2019)


Jonathan Gray (Undergraduate, 2018-2019)


Roberto Gambarini (Undergraduate, 2018-2019)

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Leon Wang (High School, 2019-2021)


Gabriela Lozada Calle (REU, 2022)


Nyasia Brown (High School, 2022)

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Leighton Buckner (Undergraduate, 2023-2024)

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