Isaac T.S. Li, Ph.D

Education

2007-2012
PhD, Physical Chemistry, University of Toronto
2005-2007   MASc, Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto
2001-2005   BASc (Hon.), Engineering Science, University of Toronto

Research Experience

2016-present
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of British Columbia Okanagan
2012-2015   Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for the Physics of Living Cells, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
2005-2012   Graduate Research Assistant, University of Toronto
2003-2005   Undergraduate Research Assistant, University of Toronto

Grants

2017   UBCO I.K. Barber School Endowment Award
2017   Mitacs Globalink
2017   UBC Work-Study Program
2017
NSERC Internal RTI
2017
NSERC RTI
2017
NSERC Discovery
2016
CFI Infrastructure Operating Fund
2016   CFI JELF
2016   BCKDF
2016   Biophysical Society Networking Grant
2016   UBC Individual Research Grant
2016   UBC Work-Study Program
2016   UBC Startup
2015
Centre for the Physics of Living Cells 10k Pilot Grant

Awards

2012-2015
Centre for the Physics of Living Cells Fellowship
2014
CPLC/Biophysics 2014 Spring Symposium Award
2012-2014
NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship (PDF)
2011   Michael J. Dignam Graduate Travel Award
2011   F.E. Beamish Prize in Physical Chemistry
2010   Donald J. LeRoy Graduate Prize in Physical Chemistry
2010   University of Toronto Fellowship
2010   Michael J. Dignam Graduate Travel Award
2009-2011   Martin Moskovits Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (OGSST)
2007-2009   NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS-D)
2007-2009   Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)  – declined
2007   Helen Sawyer Hogg Graduate Admission Award
2005-2007   NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship (PGS-M)
2005-2007   University of Toronto Fellowship
2005   IBBME Fellowship
2004   NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards (IBBME)
2004   Hugh Gall Award
2003   Herbert Gladish Memorial Scholarship
2003   NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards (Physics)
2003   Deans' Honoured List
2001-2003   University of Toronto Scholar
2002   Engineering Dean's Circle
2001   Faculty of Engineering Admission Scholarship
2001   Leonardo da Vinci Scholar
2001   51st Award
2001   Ontario Scholar
2000   W. E. Shenton Physics Scholarship

Teaching experience

2016-2017

Asssitant Professor, University of British Columbia Okanagan
BIOC410 - Nucleic Acid - Structure and Function
CHEM305 - Biophysical Chemistry Labs
CHEM422X / BIOC420X / CHEM507X - Cellular and Molecular Biophysics
CHEM568 - Modern Instrumentation

2007-2011
Teaching Assistant, University of Toronto
CHM139 - Chemistry: Physical Principles
BME105 - Biomedical Engineering
AER201 - Engineering Design (robotics)
APS111 - Engineering Communications
2006   Course Instructor, DEEP Summer Academy, University of Toronto
Medical Imaging - Seeing through the human body
     

Fun Stuff

2011
Science fair, Youth Science Canada
2010   Science Rendezvous demonstrator, University of Toronto
2007   BlueGenes iGEM Team - Genetic circuit modelling
2002-2005   BlueSky Solar Racing Team - Race strategy (American Solar Challenge 2003)
2003   William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition - Top 200
2002   University of Toronto Engineering Kompetition - 1st place
2002   University of Toronto Undergraduate Math Contest - 3rd place
2001   32nd International Physics Olympiad

Service and Organizations

2017
Faculty Advisor, Biology Graduate Symposium, Kelowna
2016-2017
Chair, Biophysical Society Meeting, Bioengineering Subgroup, New Orleans
2016-2017   Chair, Western Canada Biophysics Netowkring Meeting, Kelwona
2012
Workshop chair "Mechanical forces in biological systems", 11th Chemical Biophysics Symposium, University of Toronto
2011   Artistic design, web administration, publicity, fundraising, workshop chair "Hydrophobic interactions: fundamentals to applications", 10th Chemical Biophysics Symposium, University of Toronto
2010   Chair, 9th Chemical Biophysics Symposium, University of Toronto
2009   Fundraising, 8th Chemical Biophysics Symposium, University of Toronto
2008   Publicity, fundraising, 3rd Canadian Student Conference on Biomedical Computing, University of Toronto
2006-2007   Web administration, student research collaboration initiatives, Biomedical Engineering Student Association, University of Toronto
2004-2005   Student and public relations, Nano Club, University of Toronto

Publications

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Presentations

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