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Dr. SHI, Peng

BS(WHU), MS(UIC), M.Phil. (Columbia), Ph.D. (Columbia)

Associate Professor

Contact Information

Office: ACAD-P6423
Phone: +(852)-3442-9529
Email: pengshi@cityu.edu.hk
Web: Group Homepage

Research Interests

  • Neural Engineering
  • High-throughput Screening
  • Single Cell Based Analysis
  • Biological Application of Micro/Nano Systems


Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University, US, 2009
M.Phil. Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University, US, 2006
M.S. Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, US, 2004
B.Eng. Electrical Engineering, Wuhan University, China, 2002


  • Jan 2010 - Oct 2011
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Electrical Engineering, MIT, US

Awards and Honors

  • Simons Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship (2010-2011)
  • Outstanding Abstract Award, Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting (2009)
  • Chinese Overseas Student and Scholar Entrepreneurship Competition, Finalist (2008)


  • S. Nedelec, M. Peljto, P. Shi, M.W. Amoroso, L.C. Kam, H. Wichterle. "Differential requirement for local protein synthesis in motor neuron subtype specific response to axon guidance cues". Journal of Neuroscience. 2011 (under review).
  • P. Shi, M.A. Scott, B. Ghosh, D. Wan, Z.Wissner-Gross, R. Mazitschek, S. Haggarty, M.F. Yanik. "Synapse microarrays: identification of small-molecules that enhance synaptogenesis". Nature Communications. doi:10.1038/ncomms1518, 2011.
  • T. Chang, M. Huang, A. A. Yanik, H. Tsai, P. Shi, S. Aksu, M. F. Yanik, H. Altug."Large-scale plasmonic microarrays for label-free high-throughput screening". Lab on a Chip. 11: 3596-3602, 2011 (Front cover of this issue).
  • N. Lei, S. Ramarkrishnan, P. Shi, J Orcutt, L. Kam, K. Shepard. "High-resolution extracellular stimulation of dispersed hippocampal culture with high-density CMOS multielectrode array based on non-Faradaic electrodes", Journal of Neural Engineering, 8(4) 044003, 2011.
  • P. Shi, S. Nedelec, H. Wichterle, L. Kam, "Combined microfluidics / protein patterning platform for pharmalogical intervention of axon pathfinding". Lab on a Chip. 10(8): 1005-10, 2010.
  • P. Shi, K. Shen, S. Ghassemi, J. Hone, L. Kam, "Dynamic force generation by Neural Stem Cells". Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering, 2 (4): 464-474, 2009. (Outstanding paper from 2009 BMES annual meeting, selected as cover story for this issue).
  • K. Shen, J. Tsai, P. Shi, L. Kam. "Self-aligned supported lipid bilayers for patterning cell-substrate interface". Journal of American Chemical Society. 131(37):13204-5, 2009.
  • P. Shi, K. Shen, L. Kam. "Local presentation of L1 and N-cadherin in multicomponent, microscale patterns differentially direct neuron function in vitro". Developmental Neurobiology. 67(13):1765-76, 2007.
  • P. Shi, H. Chen, M.R. Cho, M.A. Stroscio. "Peptide-directed binding of quantum dots to integrins in human fibroblast". IEEE Trans Nanobioscience. 5(1):15-9, 2006.
  • D. Alexson, H. Chen, M. Cho, M. Dutta, Y. Li, P. Shi, A. Raichura, D. Ramadurai, S. Parikh, M.A. Stroscio, M. Vasudev, "Semiconductor nanostructures in biological applications", Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter.17: 637-656, 2005.
  • M.A. Stroscio, M. Dutta, D. Ramadurai, P. Shi. Y. Li, M. Vasudev, D. Alexson, B. Kohanpour, A. Sethuraman, V. Saini, A. Raichura, J. Yang, "Optical and electrical properties of colloidal quantum dots in electrolytic environments: using biomolecular links in chemically-directed assembly of quantum dot networks". Journal of Computational Electronics. 4: 21-25, 2005.
  • D. Ramadurai, B. Kohanpour, D. Alexson, P. Shi, A. Sethuraman, Y. Li, V. Saini, M. Dutta, M. A. Stroscio, "Tunable optical properties of colloidal quantum dots in electrolytic environments". IEE Proceedings in Nanobiotechnology. 151: 189-192, 2004.
  • D. Alexson, Y. Li, D. Ramadurai, P. Shi, L. George, M. Uddin, P. Thomas, S. Rufo, M. Dutta, M.A. Stroscio, "Binding of semiconductor quantum dots to cellular integrins", IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology. 3: 86-92, 2004.


  • N. Lei, S. Ramakrishnan1, P. Shi, J. Orcutt, L. Kam, and K. Shepard, "Neural Stimulation at Single-Cell Resolution on an Active CMOS Microarray", Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting. Hartford, October 2011.
  • N. Lei, S. Ramakrishnan, P. Shi, J Orcutt, R. Yuste, L. Kam, K. Shepard, "An Electrically-Stimulate Optically-Record Microsystem Based on Active CMOS Multi-Electrode Array for Dissociated Cell Cultures", IEEE/NIH Life Science Systems and Applications Workshop (LiSSA) 2011.
  • P. Shi and L. Kam, "Force Generation by Neural Stem Cells Correlates with Differentiation", Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting. Pittsburgh, October 2009.
  • P. Shi and L. Kam, "Dynamic force generation by neural stem cell", Society for Biomaterials 2009 Annual Meeting, San Antonio, April 2009.
  • P. Shi and L. Kam, "Potential application of elastomer micropillar to neural stem cells", NIH-Columbia Nanomedicine Center Regular Meeting. New York, January 2008.
  • P. Shi and L. Kam, "Induction of presynaptic complexes by microscale patterns of neuroligin", Material Research Society Fall Meeting. Boston, November 2007.
  • P. Shi and L. Kam, "Multicomponent, biomolecularly-inspired surfaces for advanced guidance of neurons", AVS 54th International Symposium and Exhibition. Seattle, October 2007.
  • P. Shi and L. Kam, "Local presentation of L1 and N-cadherin in multicomponent, microscale patterns differentially direct neuron function in vitro", Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting. Los Angeles, September 2007.
  • P. Shi, K. Shen, L. Kam, "Directed attachment and outgrowth of neurons on protein-micropatterned surfaces." Neural Interface Workshop. Bethesda, September 2005.

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