CHEN Yongli
Research Associate Scientist

Dr. Yongli Chen, research associate scientist, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Southern University of science and technology. The main research interest is focus on the polymeric microneedles design for drug delivery. She obtained Bachelor degree from department of pharmacy of Guangzhou University of Chinese medicine in 2012, and obtained Ph.D. of chemistry from Peking University in 2018. Then her postdoctoral work in Sun Yat-sen University from 2018 to 2020. She has published 9 academic papers in the international well-known journals such as Analytical Chemistry, ACS Applied Materials & interfaces, with a total of 105 citations.



Ph.D, Chemistry, Sep 2012-Jan 2018

State Key Laboratory of Chemical Oncogenomics, Peking University of Shenzhen Graduated School, Shenzhen, China, Supervisor: Shuo Lin

State Key Laboratory of Chemical Oncogenomics, Tsinghua Shenzhen International Gradute school, Shenzhen, China. (Cooperation research)

Bachelor, Pharmacy, Sep 2008-Jun 2012

Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou, China.


Work experience

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Feb 2018-June 2020

School of Marine Sciences, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China

Department of Pharmacy, Shenzhen Polytechnic, Shenzhen, China


Research Interests

Polymeric microneedles design for drug delivery;

Tumor diagnosis based on the nanotechnology



1. Yongli Chen,Yiwen Xian, Andrew J Carrier, Brian Youden, Mark Servos, Shufen Cui, Tiangang Luan, sujing Lin*, Xu Zhang*, A simple and cost-effective approach to fabricate polymeric microneedle patches for controllable transdermal drug delivery. RSC advances 2020, 10, 15541-15546.

2.Xiliu Zeng, parbeen Singh, Xiaowu Chen, Yikun Yang, Yongli Chen*, Shufen Cui, Andrew Carrier, Ken Oakes, Tiangang Luan,Xu Zhang*, Quantitation of polymeric-microneedle-delivered HA15 in tissues using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis 2020, 185, 113230.

3.Yongli Chen, Yikun Yang, Yiwen Xian, Parbeen Singh, Jinglong Feng, Shufen Cui, Andrew J. Carrie, Ken D. Oakes, Tiangang Luan, Xu Zhang*, Multifunctional Graphene-Oxide-Reinforced Dissolvable Polymeric Microneedles for Transdermal Drug Delivery.ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2019, 12, 352-360.

4.Parbeen Singh, Andrew J. Carrier,Yongli Chen*, Sujing Lin, Jinlin Wang, Shufen Cui, Xu Zhang*, Polymeric microneedles for controlled transdermal drug delivery. Journal of Controlled Release 2019, 315, 97-113.

5.Yongli Chen, Wei Wang, Deependra Tyagi, Andrew J. Carrier, Shufen Cui, Shengnan He*, Xu Zhang*. Non-invasive isolation of rare circulating tumor cells with a DNA mimic of double-sided tape using multimeric aptamers. Nanoscale 2019, 11, 5879-5883.

6.Yongli Chen,Deependra Tyagi, Mingsheng Lyu, Andrew J. Carrier, Collins, Nganou, Brian Youden, Wei Wang, Shufen Cui, Mark Servos, Ken Oakes, Shengnan He*, Xu Zhang*. A regenerative NanoOctopus based on multivalentaptamer functionalized magnetic microparticles for effective cell capture in whole blood. Anal Chem 2019, 91 (6), 4017-4022.

7.Yongli Chen, Dan Gao*, Yanwei Wang, Shuo Lin, Yuyang Jiang* A novel 3D breast-cancer-on-chip platform for therapeutic evaluation of drug delivery systems. Anal Chim Acta 2018, 1036, 97-106.

8.Yongli Chen, Dan Gao*, Hangrui Bai, Hongxia Liu, Shuo Lin, Yuyang Jiang*. Carbon Dots and 9AA as a Binary Matrix for the Detection of Small Molecules by Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Mass Spectrometry J Am Soc Mass Spectr 2016, 27(7), 1227-1235.

9.Yongli Chen, Dan Gao, Hongxia Liu, Shuo Lin, Yuyang Jiang*. Drug cytotoxicity and signaling pathway analysis with three-dimensional tumor spheroids in a microwell-based microfluidic chip for drug screening. Anal Chim Acta 2015, 898, 85-92.