Chao Li

Scientist, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • United States of America

About Chao Li

Research Interests

  • Functional interfaces (extreme wettability), microfluidic systems, micro-/nano-engineering, and self-assembly
  • On-chip rare (single) cell sample processing, high throughput screening, and analysis
  • Biofilm dynamics, multispecies microbial communities, antimicrobial drug screening
  • Cell-material interactions, biomaterials
  • In vitro organotypic model, inter-kingdom interactions


Antimicrobials and resistance Applied microbiology Bacteria Biochemistry Biofilms Biophysics Biotechnology Cell biology Clinical microbiology Environmental microbiology Fungi Host defence Infectious diseases Microbiomes Molecular biology Pathogenesis Physiology Public health Symbiosis Systems biology


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Recent Comments

Feb 02, 2022
Replying to Roland C. Wilhelm

Fascinating research and a story well told! Thanks for sharing. I am embarking on the isolation and characterization of surface colonizing bacteria and may be in touch to learn about your fluidics / imaging system.

Dear Roland,

Nice to e-meet you on Nature Portfolio.

Glad to know you find the bacterial zorbing work and our under-oil system interesting. Please just let me know whenever you're available and what to have a chat about bacteria.