Default header image

Principal Investigator

Huiyan Li, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering Program, School of Engineering
Faculty member of the Electrochemical Technology Centre
Faculty member of the Dog Osteosarcoma Group – Biomarkers of Neoplasia (or DOGBONe) Program
Faculty member of The Centre for Cardiovascular Investigations (CCVI)
Faculty member of the Interdepartmental Biophysics Program
Advisory committee member of the Collaborative Specialization in Regenerative Medicine Program
University of Guelph

Vice-Chair, Canadian Society for Extracellular Vesicles

Phone number: 519-824-4120 ext: 54699
Thornbrough Building 1333, 50 Stone Rd E
Guelph, ON, Canada. N1G 2W1


Postdoc (Biomedical Engineering), Harvard Medical School, 2019
PhD (Biomedical Engineering), McGill University, 2014

Selected Awards

CIHR Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2018
FRQNT Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2016
NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2015
NSERC CREATE PhD Scholarship, 2011


Dr. Huiyan Li obtained her B.Eng from Harbin Institute of Technology, China. She then moved to Canada and completed her M.A.Sc at the University of Victoria. She received her PhD in Biomedical Engineering at McGill University. After a postdoc training in UVic-Genome BC Proteomics Center, Dr. Li joined the Biomedical Engineering group as a research fellow at Harvard Medical School – Massachusetts General Hospital. In 2020, Dr. Li joined the University of Guelph and started her research lab. Her research focuses on developing micro- and nano-technologies for the study of health and diseases. Her work has been published in top peer-reviewed journals and has been highlighted in major scientific magazines.