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Nanotechnology Innovation Center of Kansas State

Dr. Yang Li

Dr. Yang LiPost Doctoral Fellow


2011-2014 Ph.D., Salzburg University, Austria
2008-2011 M.S. Hebei Normal University, China
2004-2008 B.S. in Biology, Hebei Agriculture University, Hebei, China.


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The inflammatory effects of nanoparticles on innate immune cells and how the protein corona effects the cellular uptake.  


Li Y., Italiani P., Casals E., Tran N., Puntes V., Boraschi D.  Optimising the use of commercial LAL assays for the analysis of endotoxin contamination in metal colloids and metal oxide nanoparticles. Nanotoxicology, 2015, 9(4):462-73.

Li Y., Liu Y., Fu Y., Wei T., Le Guyader L. , Gao G., Liu R., Chang Y., Chen C.. The triggering of apoptosis in macrophages by pristine graphene through the MAPK and TGF-beta signaling pathways. Biomaterials, 2012, 33(2):402-11.

Murali K., Kenesei K., Li Y., Czéh Á., Demeter K., Környei Zs., Emilia M. Uptake and bio-reactivity of polystyrene nanoparticles is affected by surface modifications, ageing and LPS adsorption: in vitro studies on neural tissue cells. Nanoscale, 2015, 7(9):4199-210.

Wang P., Nie X., Wang Y., Li Y., Ge C., Zhang L., Wang L., Bai R., Chen Z., Zhao Y., Chen C. Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes Mediate Macrophage Activation and Promote Pulmonary Fibrosis Through TGF-β/Smad Signaling Pathway. Small, 2013, DOI: 10.1002/smll.201300607

Ge C., Li Y., Yin J., Liu Y., Wang L., Zhao Y., Chen C . The contributions of metal impurities and tube structure to the toxicity of carbon nanotube materials. NPG Asia Materials, 2012, 4, e32