Spotlight on new faculty - Jingwei Xie, Ph.D.

February 17, 2014

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Jingwei Xie, Ph.D.
Jingwei Xie, Ph.D., is a new faculty member in the College of Pharmacy. Here's a brief rundown of his background and the expertise he brings to UNMC.

  • Name: Jingwei Xie, Ph.D.
  • Hometown: Anhui Province, China.
  • New title and department at UNMC: Assistant professor, UNMC Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and regenerative medicine program

Research Interests:
Biomaterials, cell-materials interaction, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, drug delivery

How I fell in love with tissue engineering:
A broken car can be fixed by replacement of parts. A similar idea also is used for human beings. When I first realized that tissue engineering is about to replace, repair and regenerate functional tissues or even organs, I thought it was amazing and fell in love with it. Now I am exploring the use of nanostructured scaffolds, stem cells and signaling molecules to create functional tissues for various applications.

Degrees:

  • B.S. and M.S. in chemical engineering, Nanjing University of Technology, China
  • Ph.D. in chemical and biomolecular engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Previous Positions:

  • Senior scientist, Marshall Institute for Interdisciplinary Research, Marshall University, Huntington, W.V.
  • Post-doctoral fellow, department of biomedical engineering, Washington University in St. Louis

Memberships:

  • American Institute for Chemical Engineers, 2012

Three things people may not know about me:

  • I enjoyed playing basketball when I was in college.
  • I love hiking with family.
  • I like to know different people and learn from them.

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