Yizeng Li


Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering



PhD     Mechanical Engineering                        University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
MS      Mathematics                                               University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
MSE    Mechanical Engineering                         University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
BS       Theoretical and Applied Mechanics     Fudan University             


Yizeng Li received her PhD from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. She was a postdoctoral researcher at Johns Hopkins University's Department of Mechanical Engineering and Institute for NanoBioTechnology. Her backgrounds are in theoretical mechanics and applied mathematics with applications to biophysics and mechanobiology.

Li develops physiology-based mathematical models for cell motility, polarization, volume regulation, electro-homeostasis, signal transduction, and other biophysics problems. She also combines mathematical models with experimental data to explain non-intuitive cell biology phenomena.