New Investigator: Jingwei Xie, Ph.D.

January 25, 2016

Image with caption: Jingwei Xie, Ph.D.

Jingwei Xie, Ph.D.

This profile is part of a series to highlight the researchers who will be honored at a ceremony for UNMC's 2015 Scientist Laureate, Research Leadership, Distinguished Scientist and New Investigator Award recipients.

The New Investigator Award

New Investigator Awards go to outstanding UNMC scientists who in the past two years have secured their first funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense or other national sources. New Investigators also had to demonstrate scholarly activity such as publishing their research and/or presenting their findings at national conventions.

  • Name: Jingwei Xie, Ph.D.
  • Title: Assistant professor, surgery, College of Medicine
  • Joined UNMC: January 2014
  • Hometown: Mengcheng, Anhui Province, China

Research focus:

  • biomaterials
  • tissue regeneration
  • drug delivery

Describe your research briefly in layman's terms.
My research is to develop novel nano- and micro-structured materials for use in the health care field.

How does your research contribute to science and/or health care?
My research contributes to better understanding of materials and cell/tissue interaction and better design of biomedical devices/materials for use in health care. In addition, my research contributes to the development of novel formulations for local drug delivery.

What is the best piece of advice anyone ever gave you, professional or personal?
Keep doing what you like to do.

List three things few people know about you.

  • I played basketball when I was in college.
  • I like watching movies related to Chinese martial arts.
  • I like hiking with my family in the spare time.


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Xuanxuan Xing
January 25, 2016 at 5:32 PM

Congratulation! Blessing from hometown.

Katina Winters
January 25, 2016 at 9:00 AM

Congratulations, Dr. Xie!