Winnie Shia

5th Year Graduate Student

As part of the microring resonator team, Winnie has developed an assay for ricin (a biowarfare agent), worked on a multiplexed cancer biomarker assay panel with Adam Washburn, and more recently is looking into assay development of cardiac biomarkers on the microring resonators platform.

Winnie is fascinated with the German culture, pianos, dark/horror movies and folding origami, as well as chasing llamas (Pronounced as YAA-mas).


2009 B.S. Chemistry, The University of Texas, Austin

Awards and Recognition

American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship, 2014-2016

Publications at Illinois

  • Development and validation of an immunosensor for monocyte chemotactic protein 1 using a silicon photonic microring resonator biosensing platform, E. Valera, W.W. Shia, R.C. Bailey, Clinical Biochemistry2016, 49, 121-126.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.clinbiochem.2015.09.001
  • Single Domain Antibodies for the Detection of Ricin Using Silicon Photonic Microring Resonator Arrays, W.W. Shia and R.C. Bailey, Analytical Chemistry, 2012, 85, 805-810.
    DOI: 10.1021/ac3030416