Mei Bigliardi-Qi, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology

Mei Bigliardi-Qi

Contact Info

Mailing Address:
516 Delaware St. SE, MMC 98
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Lab Address:
McGuire Translational Research Facility
2001 6th Street SE, Mail Code 2873
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology

PhD, Biological Chemistry, University of Minnesota


Awards & Recognition

International Global 3R's Award IQ Consortium and AAALAC (Association for Assessment and Accreditation, of Laboratory Animal Care International)
A*STAR Patent Power Award (IMB Singapore)
Dedicated Service Award Biomedical Science Institutes A*STAR
Women in Science Award, University of Lausanne
Roche Prize 2003 of the Swiss Dermatology Society Annual Meeting
USPA Pain Institute Switzerland 2002 Pain Award, 70th Annual Meeting of the Swiss Society for Internal Medicine Nominated
Marie Heim-Vögtlin Prize


Research Summary/Interests

  • Neruo-immuno Interface Lab


1. Developing Novel Non-Toxic, Non-Allergenic p-phenylenediamine Analogues for Hair Dyes and Temporary Tattoos, ILO (NUS) #2017-101. Filing Date: 2018

Inventors: Pastorin G, Bigliardi PL, Valiyaveettil S, Venkatesan G, Sinha A, Dancik YH, Bigliardi-Qi M

2. Systems and Methods for analyzing cutaneous conditions, applicant Ref JAT/AS/sng/17004948, application No. Filing Date: August 2018

Massey JM, Alam SH, Bigliardi PL, Bigliardi-Qi M

3. Thin Film Deposited Inorganic Metal Oxide as a Selective Substrate for Mammalian Cell Culture, ILO (NUS) #15151N-US/PRV, ETPL (A*STAR) #IMB/Z/09. Filing Date: October 11, 2017

Dykas Michal Marcin, Poddar Kingshuk, Thirumalai Venky Venkatesan, Krishnan Kutty Viknish, Bigliardi Paul, Bigliardi Mei

4. Microfluidic chip system for standardized, reliable and high-throughput screening and analysis, IMB/Z/09559 2017. Filing Date: August 2017

Bigliardi PL, Wang Z, Wu R, Alberti M, Wu B, Bigliardi-Qi M, Gopu S, Ramasami S, Dancik Y

5. Specific targeting of melanocytes and melanoma cells by photodynamic therapy using ligated photosensitizers directed against MC-1 receptors, ETPL (A*STAR) #IMB/P/09104/00/SG, 10201506686W. Filing Date: August 24, 2015

Inventors: Paul Lorenz Bigliardi; Mei Bigliardi-Qi; Brandon Burkett, Bhimsen Rout, Aakansha Pant

6. Multi-spectral calibrated light source for long term cell culture study, ETPL (A*STAR) #10201501747P; IMB/P/08796/00/SG; IL. Filing Date: June 3, 2015

Paul Lorenz Bigliardi (IMB); CHUA Soo Jin (NUS; IMRE); TAY Chuan Beng (NUS); WANG Ben Zhong (IMRE); Mei Bigliardi-QI (IMB)

7. Use of selective delta-opioid receptor Modifiers and specific sensory receptor ligands, PCT/SG2014/000025. Filing Date: February 2014

Inventors: Bigliardi-Qi M and Bigliardi PL


Ho, B. S., Vaz, C., Ramasamy, S., Chew, E. G., Mohamed, J. S., Jaffar, H., Hillmer, A., Tanavde, V., Bigliardi-Qi, M., & Bigliardi, P. L. (2019). Progressive expression of PPARGC1? is associated with hair miniaturization in androgenetic alopecia. Scientific Reports, 9(1).doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-43998-7 I
Sriram, G., Bigliardi, P. L., & Bigliardi-Qi, M. (2019). Full-thickness human skin equivalent models of atopic dermatitis. Methods Mol Biol, 1879, 367-383.doi: 10.1007/7651_2018_163
Ho, B. S., Ho, E. X., Chu, C. W., Ramasamy, S., Bigliardi-Qi, M., de Sessions, P. F., & Bigliardi, P. L. (2019). Microbiome in the hair follicle of androgenetic alopecia patients. PloS one, 14(5), e0216330.doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0216330
Sriram, G., Alberti, M., Dancik, Y., Wu, B., Wu, R., Feng, Z., Ramasamy, S., Bigliardi, P. L., Bigliardi-Qi, M., & Wang, Z. (2018). Full-thickness human skin-on-chip with enhanced epidermal morphogenesis and barrier function. Materials Today, 21(4), 326-340.doi: 10.1016/j.mattod.2017.11.002
Dancik, Y., Sriram, G., Rout, B., Zou, Y., Bigliardi-Qi, M., & Bigliardi, P. L. (2018). Physical and compositional analysis of differently cultured 3D human skin equivalents by confocal Raman spectroscopy. Analyst, 143(5), 1065-1076.doi: 10.1039/c7an01675a