Yuanxin (Miranda) Li

DNP Development
High-Field EPR
Bio-solid NMR

Office Location

PSBN 4623B


The focus of Miranda's PhD study is to develop Dynamic Nuclear Polarization (DNP) enhanced NMR method to study complicated bio-solid systems. The bio-solid system she is probing is tau aggregation pathway, which is associated with Alzheimer's diseases. So far, her approach is to design a DNP spin system to overcome the low sensitivity issue of NMR spectrum of tau aggregates. Miranda's research provides her with the knowledge of the state-of-the-art DNP instrumentation, high field EPR experiments, bio solid-state NMR experiments as well as electron & nuclear spin dynamics.


  • 2012 - 2016: B.S., Chemistry, Zhejiang University, China.
  • 2016 - present: Graduate Student Researcher, Chemistry, University of California - Santa Barbara (Advisor: Prof. Songi Han)



  • 2018: International Research Experiences for Students (IRES)
  • 2014 - 2015: Scholarship of Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics of Chinese Academy of Science)
  • 2013 - 2014, 2014-2015: Scholarship for Outstanding Merits
  • 2013 - 2014, 2014-2015: Scholarship for Outstanding Students
  • 2013 - 2014: Excellent Student Awards