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Liqiang Chen PhD, Associated Professor
Education Background

2007-2010, Ph.D., Southwest University, Chongqing, China. Major in Hydrobiology.

2004-2007, M.S., Southwest University, Chongqing, China. Major in Aquaculture.

2000-2004, B.S., Southwest Agricultural University, Chongqing, China. Major in Aquaculture.

Professional Experience


Associate Professor, Asian International Rivers Center, Yunnan University, China.


Visiting Scholar, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Old Dominion University, USA.


Assistant professor, Asian International Rivers Center, Yunnan University, China.

Research Interests

(1)Environmental behaviors and toxicity of nanoparticles in aquatic ecosystem.

(2)Distribution, transport, accumulation, and health assessment of novel environmental pollutants in freshwater ecosystem.

(3)Impact of hydropower projects on the fish biodiversity, fish resources, and fish habitat in Rivers.


[1].Chen, L. Q.*, Ding C. Z., Ling J., Intensive epidermal adsorption and specific venous deposition of carboxyl quantum dots in zebrafish early-life stages. Chemosphere, 2017, 184, 44-52.

[2].Ding C. Z, Jiang X. M., Chen L. Q., Growth variation of Schizothorax dulongensis Huang, 1985 along altitudinal gradients: implications for the Tibetan Plateau fish under climate change. J. Appl. Ichthyol., 2016, 32(4):729-733.

[3].Chen, L. Q.*, Fang L., Ling J., et. al., Nanotoxicity of silver nanoparticles to red blood cells: size dependent adsorption, uptake, and hemolytic activity. Chem. Res. Toxicol., 2015, 28(3):501-509.

[4].Kang B., Deng J. M., Wu Y. F., Chen L. Q., et. al., Mapping China’s freshwater fishes: diversity and biogeography. Fish Fisheries. 2014, 15(2):209-230.

[5].Chen, L. Q.*, Kang B. and Ling J., Cytotoxicity of cuprous oixde nanoparitcles to fish blood cells: hemolysis and internalization. J. Nanopart. Res., 2013, 15:1507-1516.

[6].Kang B., Deng J. M., Huang X. X., Chen L. Q., et. al., Explaining freshwater fish biogeography: historyversus environment versus species personality. Rev. Fish. Biol .Fisheries., 2013, 23(4):523-536.

[7].Chen, L. Q., Xiao, S. J., Peng, L., et. al., Aptamer-mediated nanoparticle-based protein labeling platform for intracellular imaging and tracking endocytosis dynamics. Anal. Chem., 2012, 84 (7): 3099-3110.

[8].Chen, L. Q., Hu P. P., Zhang L., et. al., Toxicity of graphene oxide and multi-walled carbon nanotubes against human cells and zebrafish. Sci. China Chem., 2012, 55(10):2209-2216.

[9].Chen, L. Q., Xiao, S. J., Peng, L. et. al., Aptamer-based silver nanoparticles used for intracellular protein imaging and single nanoparticle spectral analysis, J. Phys. Chem. B, 2010, 114, 3655-3659.

Awards and Recognition
Academic Conference and Activities
Student Supervision

Li Fang (Class of 2014)

Zhipeng Zhou (Class of 2015)

Di Wang (Class of 2015)

Qianqian Xiang (Class of 2016)

Mengchen Zhang (Class of 2016)

Professional Service
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