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Jingyi Xia

PhD Candidate
Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan

xiajy (at) umich (dot) edu


Hometown: Changsha, China


BS in Biomedical Engineering, Boston University, 2019

MS in Biomedical Engineering, Duke University, 2021

Research interests:  My previous research experience during my undergrad focused on in vitro fabrication of vascularized adipose tissue. During my master years, I got more interested in animal studies and wound healing. Specifically, I focused on characterizing Microporous Annealed Particle (MAP) hydrogel, modulating MAP immune response in vitro, and studying dermal wound healing with MAP in vivo. My overall research interest is studying wound healing mechanisms and using biomaterial/ regenerative medicines to direct healthy accelerated healing or even perfect healing.

Outside of lab interests: When I am free, I like trying out new baking and cooking recipes or sometimes bouldering with my friends. I also read cosmetic dermatology books for fun.


Kent III RN, Said M, Busch ME, Poupard ER, Tsai A, Xia J, Matera DL, Wang WY, DePalma SJ, Hiraki HL, Killian ML, Abraham AC, Shin JW, Huang AH, Shikanov A, Baker BM. "Physical and Soluble Cues Enhance Tendon Progenitor Cell Invasion into Injectable Synthetic Hydrogels," Advanced Functional Materials, 2022, doi: 10.1002/adfm.202207556

Li X, Xia J, Nicolescu CT, Massidda MW, Ryan TJ, Tien J. "Engineering of microscale vascularized fat that responds to perfusion with lipoactive hormones," Biofabrication, 2018, doi: 10.1088/1758-5090/aae5fe

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