This profile is part of a series to highlight the researchers who will be honored at a ceremony for UNMC's 2020 Scientist Laureate, Distinguished Scientist and New Investigator Award recipients.
- Name: Jingwei Xie, PhD
- Title: Associate professor, UNMC Department of Surgery, College of Medicine
- Joined UNMC: January 2014
- Hometown: Mengcheng, Anhui Province, China
The Distinguished Scientist Award
The Distinguished Scientist Award, sponsored by UNMC Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, MD, recognizes researchers who have been among the most productive scientists at UNMC during the past five years.
- Drug Delivery
- Regenerative medicine
The goal of my research is to: develop novel biomaterials serving as scaffold and carrier for tissue repair/regeneration and drug delivery.
My research will make a difference because:
Electrospun nanofibers have great promise as scaffolds for tissue regeneration due to biomimetic property. However, electrospun nanofiber materials are often produced as dense membranes or mats with small pore size, limiting cell penetration and their tissue regeneration efficacy. My lab has invented new ways to transform 2D membranes into 3D objects with controlled pore size and porosity. Our recent work has demonstrated that the transformed 3D nanofiber objects alone show high efficacy in cranial bone regeneration without combining with therapeutics and living cells, which is rarely seen in the literature.
The best advice I've ever been given is:
Work hard and be persistent.
Three things you may not know about me are:
- I like having a jog around the lake with my wife and my son.
- I enjoy watching wildlife.
- I sometimes play basketball with my son.
Congrats, Jingwei! Great achievement!