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Aug 10, 2021

Brent passed his Ph.D. defense, congratulations!

Jul 27, 2021

Kaizhu passed her Ph.D. defense, congratulations!

Jun 01, 2021

Congratulations to Ziting for successfully passing her oral qualifying exam!

Apr 22, 2021

Yaokai's paper on NanoImpact is one of the most downloaded article in the past 90 days from this journal! link

Mar 29, 2021

Welcome our new graduate student Zachary!

Dec 16, 2020

Michael passed his Ph.D. defense, congratulations!

Sep 11, 2020

Michael just accepted an official offer at CrossLife Technologies Inc. (Carlsbad, CA) as a Post-Doctoral Scientist, congratulations!

Sep 10, 2020

Congratulations to Qiaoshi for successfully passing her oral qualifying exam!

Aug 28, 2020

Bian will leave the group, wish her with a smooth journey back home, we will miss her very much!

Aug 15, 2020

Dr. Linlin Wang will leave the group and join Dr. Yi Xiao's research lab as a postdoctoral researcher. Wish Linlin the best luck in his new positions, we will miss him very much!

Jun 31, 2020

Congratulations to Zongbo and Junyi for successfully passing their oral qualifying exam!

May 31, 2020

Website of 21st International Symposium on Field- and Flow-Based Separations https://fffseparation.net/fff2022/link

Dec 20, 2019

Welcome our newest visiting student Xiaoqing Li!

Dec 11, 2019

Jiwon passed her Ph.D. defense, congratulations!

Sep 20, 2019

Welcome our newest graduate student Ziting Gao(Chemistry) and visiting student Bian Huo!

May 03, 2019

Dr. Yaokai Duan will leave the group and join Amgen as a scientist. We will miss him very much!

Aug 28, 2018

Welcome our new postdoc, Dr. Linlin Wang!

Jun 16, 2018

Please join us to congratulate Dr. Luis Jimenez for getting his Ph.D. this Spring. Luis is the first in his family to attend college. After getting his B.S., he continued to pursue a doctor's degree in the Biomedical Graduation Program of UCR. He has been a big inspiration for his many underrepresented students, including his sisters. He had also been such a great member in the group, handling many lab management stuff. While he is moving on with his exploratory journey with a Ph.D., we will all miss him very much!

Jun 16, 2018

We were so proud that, Ms. Sabrina Sedano, our undergraduate research assistant, was the student speaker at the CNAS graduation ceremony. Such an honor is only given to students who not only have high GPAs, but also have done much more beyond the curriculum, like serving the community and doing excellent research. What a marvelous way to graduate, Sabrina! Congratulations!

Mar 1, 2018

Dr. Yang Liu will leave the group and join Dr. Rong Fan's research lab as a postdoctoral researcher in Yale University. We will wish him the best luck and the whole lab will miss him!

Sep 14, 2017

Yang did his Ph.D. defense today, congratulations!

Sep 1, 2017

Welcome our newest graduate student Qiaoshi(Etox) and Postdoc Yongzan!

July 1, 2016

Brent is appointed as the trainee of the NRSA T32 Training Program (ES018827) from the ETOX program.

June, 2016

Luis received the supplement award for my R01 grant that aims to promote Diversity in Health-Related Research. He will be supported as a full-time RA in the rest of his graduate study.

Apr 1, 2016

Ken has accepted the offer of Analytical Chemistry and Material Science Internship from Hewlett Packard(HP Inc.) in San Diego, CA. Congrats!

Mar 30, 2016

Our undergraduate student Marissa has received the 2016 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program. Congrats!

Sep 6, 2015

Gary(Chemistry) and Michael(Chemistry) joined our group to pursue their Ph.D degree. Welcome!

August 18, 2015

Dr. Juyong Lee joined our group as postdoctoral researchers. Welcome, Juyong!

May 13, 2015
Ken was awarded the 1st Runner-Up Fellowship in the GradSlam Competition organized by Graduate Division. It is for students to practice articulating their research’s importance in an engaging way that is understandable to others with little or no knowledge on the related scientific fields. The title of Ken's winning presentation is "Cancer Detection: From One Drop of Blood”.

May 13 , 2015
Our undergraduate researcher, Marissa, won the best oral presentation award at the 9th Annual Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Symposium. She talked about her work on fabrication and application of the silica microfibers for DNA extraction.

March 24, 2015
Dr. Jon Ashby (graduatedin 2014) has received the 2015 Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. This fellowship highly selective, and only 18 individuals are awarded this year, after a national competition administered by the National Research Council (NRC) on behalf of the Ford Foundation.

Sep 30, 2014
Welcome our three new group member, George(Chemistry), Jiwon(Chemistry) and Zhe(Etox Program)!

Sep 12, 2014
Yang passed his Ph.D qualify exam in Etox program, congratulations!

July 07, 2012
Lei Ren received his Ph.D. in Environmental Toxicology. Congratulations and wish you a bright future, Lei!

June 12, 2011
Jimmy Vo received the 2011 Kuwana-Sawyer Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research. This award is given to undergraduate students who conduct excellent research in the field of Analytical Chemistry.Jimmy totally deserves this award because he works hard while dealing with a heavy class load. Congratulations, Jimmy!

June 12, 2011
Ni Li received her Ph.D. in Chemistry. Several of us attended the commencement and witnessed Wenwan place the doctoral hood for Ni, which signifies her success in completing the graduate program. Ni is the first Ph.D. from our group and it was quite a moving moment for all of us. Wish you a bright future, Ni!

April 15, 2011
Lei Ren received the 2011-2012 Dissertation Year Program Fellowship from the Environmental Toxicology Program. Congratulations to Lei.

April 5, 2011
Jonathan Ashby received the 2011 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Keep the good work going, Jon!

Jan 10, 2011
Wenwan received the 2011 NSF CAREER Award for her work on cation exchange in nanocrystals for biosensing. Click to see the award abstract.

July 26, 2010
Wenwan's review article entitled "Nanomaterials in fluorescence-based biosensing" is listed among the 2009 Top 10 most viewed articles published in "Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry". Click to see the news.

June 15, 2010
Jimmy Vo is awarded the undergraduate research grant from UCR to support his summer research. Cheers!

March 29, 2010
The symposium about probing nanotoxicity with analytical techniques organized by Wenwan at PittCon 2010 made to the cover story on the March 29 issue of Chemical & Engineering News. Click to read the cover story.

January, 2010
Congratulations to Samantha for successfully passing her oral qualifying exam.

August, 2009
Ni has won the James and Adeline Wallace Prize for her work on detecting small RNA in plants.

August, 2009
Congratulations to Jingjing for successfully passing her oral qualifying exam.

June 29th, 2009
Warm welcomes to our new group member, Dr. Runtao Zhong, joining us from DICP of China.

June 19th, 2009
Congratulations to Lei on successfully passing his oral qualifying exam and advancing to candidacy for the Ph.D.in ETOX program.

May 28th, 2009
Cheers! Ni's recent AC paper about small RNA detection was highlighted in the highlights box on Analytical Chemistry's homepage.

May 18th, 2009
Ni received the Student Travel Grant for her presentation at the 33rd International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography and Electrophoresis held at Portland, OR in May 17-21, 2009.

July 10th, 2008
Congratulations to Ms. Ni Li for succcessfully passing her oral exam.

June 25th, 2008
Ms. Ni Li's paper titled "Separation of miRNA and Its Methylation Products by Capillary Electrophoresis" was accepted for publication by Journal of Chromatography A.

March 3rd, 2008
Ms. Ni Li presented her work on siRNA at the Pittsburgh Conference 2008 in New Orleans. This was her first oral presentation at an international conference.

January, 2008
Ms. Samantha Schachermeyer joined our group as a graduate student. She is from Michigan.

January 14th, 2008
Dr. Jishan Li's paper about coupling Fl-FFF with flow cytometry to form a two-dimensional suspension array system was accepted for publication by Journal of Chromatography A.

September 26th, 2007
Dr. Wenwan Zhong's proposal, titled High-throughput Screening of siRNA Expression Using Rolling Circle Amplification, will be funded by IIGB for one year at the level of $50K starting from November 1, 2007. Dr. Hailin Jin from Department of Plant Pathology is the Co-PI of this proposal.

September 19th, 2007
Dr. Jishan Li's paper about using microsphere-based RCA for SNPs detection was accepted for publication by Analytical Chemistry.

September, 2007
Mr. Lei Ren and Ms. Jingjing Yao joined our group as new graduate students. Lei belongs to the Ph.D. program in Environmental Toxicology and holds the prestigious Graduate Division Fellowship Award.

July 25th, 2007
Ms. Ni Li's paper about the RCA-CE assay for DNA detection was accepted for publication by Electrophoresis.

June - August, 2007
Ms. Sonja Kress spent the summer in our group working on the development of a cascade amplification assay for siRNA detection. Sonja is an undergraduate student of Leibniz University, Hanover, Germany. She was supported by the International Undergraduate Research Program of NSF.

Zhong Research Group, Department of Chemistry, UCR
Last updated: Aug, 2020