Xia Li

Dr. Xia Li is a Lab Manager at the NTE Lab. She received her medical degree from Suzhou Medical College, China. She is in charge of organizing and overseeing the daily activities of the laboratory, managing laboratory space, advising and training new laboratory members, ordering and receiving, maintaining inventory and equipment, interaction with vendors and facility management. She also train/involve/assist graduate students and postdoc researchers with animal neural implantation surgeries and supervise undergraduate student researchers. She also helps animal perfusion; histological tissue processing; staining and imaging….

Professional Experiences:

2010- Present: Lab Manager,

2004-2010: Research Associate, Dept. of Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh.

2000-2004: Research Associate, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Science, School of Pharmacy, University of Pittsburgh.  

1999-2000: Research Scientist, Lab. Manager, Department of Biology, University of Virginia.

1995-1999: Research Associate, Department of Biology, University of Virginia.

Selected Publications

Kozai TDY, Catt K, Li X, Gugel ZV, Olafsson VT, Vazquez AL, Cui XT. Mechanical failure modes of chronically implanted planar silicon-based neural probes for laminar recording.  Biomaterials. 37. 2015. 25-39. 

Kozai TDY, Li X, Bodily LM, Caparosa EM, Zenonos GA, Carlisle DL, Friedlander RM, Cui XT. Effect of caspase-1 knockout on chronic neural recording quality and longevity: Insight into cellular and molecular mechanisms of the reactive tissue response. Biomaterials  . 2014. 35(36), 9620-9634.

Kozai TDY, Gugel ZV, Li X, Gilgunn PJ, Khilwani R, Ozdoganlar OB, Fedder GK, Weber DJ, Cui XT. Chronic tissue response to carboxymethyl cellulose based dissolvable insertion needle for ultra-compliant, ultra-small neural probes. Biomaterials. 2014. 35(34). 9255-68. 

Bourassa EA1Fang XLi XSved AFSpeth RC. AT₁ angiotensin II receptor and novel non-AT₁, non-AT₂ angiotensin II/III binding site in brainstem cardiovascular regulatory centers of the spontaneously hypertensive rat. Brain Res. 2010 Nov 4;1359:98-106. doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2010.08.081. Epub 2010 Aug 31.

Vollmer RR, Li X, Karam JR, Amico JA. Sodium ingestion in oxytocin knockout mice. Exp Neurol. 2006 Dec;202(2):441-8. Epub 2006 Aug 23.

Rissman EFLi X. Sex differences in mammalian and chicken-II gonadotropin-releasing hormone immunoreactivity in musk shrew brain. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 1998 Dec;112(3):346-55.

Rissman EFKing JAMillar RPBehavioral regulation of gonadotropin-releasing hormone production. Brain Res Bull. 1997;44(4):459-64.

Tai VC, Schiml PA, Li X, Rissman EF. Behavioral interactions have rapid effects on immunoreactivity of prohormone and gonadotropin-releasing hormone peptide. Brain Res. 1997 Oct 24;772(1-2):87-94.

Roemmich JN, Li X, Rogol AD, Rissman EF. Food availability affects neural estrogen receptor immunoreactivity in prepubertal mice. Endocrinology. 1997 Dec;138(12):5366-73.

Temple JL, Fugger HN, Li X, Shetty SJ, Gustafsson J, Rissman EF. Estrogen receptor beta regulates sexually dimorphic neural responses to estradiol. Endocrinology. 2001 Jan;142(1):510-3.

, Schwartz PE, Rissman EF. Distribution of estrogen receptor-beta-like immunoreactivity in rat forebrain. Neuroendocrinology. 1997 Aug;66(2):63-7.

Rissman EF, Li X. Olfactory bulbectomy blocks mating-induced ovulation in muskshrews (Suncus murinus). Biol Reprod. 2000 Apr;62(4):1052-8.

Email: xial@pitt.edu