Zijian Xie, Ph.D.
Dr. Zijian Xie was named director of the Marshall Institute for Interdisciplinary Research in November 2013.
His laboratory is internationally recognized for its groundbreaking work to understand the behavior of cellular pathways and their relationship to cancer, renal disease and cardiac failure.
Xie holds international patents and patent applications on seven medical inventions resulting from his research. He has served as principal investigator, project leader or co-investigator on National Institutes of Health-funded projects totaling more than $10 million, and has established active international collaborations with total funding of more than $1 million. He has been involved with the creation of two spin-off companies from his research.
He is the author or co-author of more than 100 articles published in scientific journals, has authored a number of book chapters and has been invited to give numerous presentations as part of national and international conferences, symposia, seminars and visiting professorships. He serves as a regular member of NIH study sections and has chaired and co-organized several international symposia.
Dr. Xie came to Marshall from the faculty of the University of Toledo’s College of Medicine, where he was a professor of physiology, pharmacology and medicine, and served as the co-director of the M.D./Ph.D. program.
He earned a bachelor’s degree from the Nanjing College of Pharmacy in Nanjing, China, in 1982, a master’s degree in toxicology at the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences in Beijing in 1984 and a doctorate in pharmacology at the Medical College of Ohio (now University of Toledo) in 1990.
Jingwei Xie, Ph.D.
Dr. Jingwei Xie joined the institute in early 2011.
He received his B.S. (1999) and M.S. (2002) from Nanjing University of Technology in China. He earned his doctorate in chemical and biomolecular engineering from the National University of Singapore. Dr. Xie’s doctoral research was focused on the development of biomedical devices using electrohydrodynamic atomization technique. After graduation, he joined the Xia group at Washington University in St. Louis as a postdoctoral fellow, working on the fabrication of nanostructured materials by electrospinning technique, with a focus on their biomedical applications in peripheral nerve injury repair, tendon-to-bone insertion repair, differentiation of stem cells, wound healing and drug delivery. He is the co-inventor on three patents, was co-investigator of a National Institutes of Health-funded pilot project and has co-authored more than 30 peer-reviewed journal articles.
Dr. Xie’s group at the institute focuses on the development of novel biomaterials for applications in nanoregenerative medicine and drug/gene delivery.
Bing Ma, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Bing Ma joined the institute in 2011 to work in the lab of Dr. Jingwei Xie, where his research interests include the application of nanofibers to wound healing.
He received his B.Sc. in medicine (1992), and his M.Sc. (2001) and Ph.D. (2005), both in wound repair, from the Third Military Medical University in Chongqing, China. While at the university, he studied the molecular mechanism of postburn hypertrophic scar. In 2005, he opened the Department of Burn Injury and Plastic Surgery at the First Affiliated Hospital of Chengdu Medical College, where they developed special techniques for applying microsurgery on wounds from burn injuries, chronic wounds, trauma, tumors and congenital conditions.
Jiang Jiang, Ph.D.
Dr. Jiang Jiang’s research interests include micro- and nanofabrication, cell-material interaction, tissue engineering and drug delivery.
He received his B.S. from the Department of Physics at Shandong University and continued his Ph.D. study in the Hefei Institutes of Physical Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences. His doctoral thesis was mainly focused on the biocompatibility of plasma treated silicon. He received his Ph.D. in June 2009, and in 2012 joined Dr. Jingwei Xie’s lab at MIIR, where his research centers on the development of nanostructured materials, with a focus on their biomedical applications.
David Edward Bartlett
Mr. Bartlett is an undergraduate student in Marshall’s Department of Biological Sciences. He will graduate in May 2013 with a B.S. in biomedical science. His interests include regenerative medicine, metabolism and endocrinology. His research project is mainly focused on the nanofiber fabrication for rotator cuff injury repair.