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Qiaobing Xu

Associate Professor
Biomedical Engineering
Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Xu Lab

Qiaobing Xu

Qiaobing Xu

Associate Professor
Biomedical Engineering
Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Xu Lab

Phone 617-627-4322
Science and Technology Center, Room 232
4 Colby Street, Medford, MA
Research: 
biomaterials, drug delivery, micro/nanofabrication, tissue engineering
Education: 
Ph.D., Chemistry, Harvard University, 2007
M.S., Chemistry, Jilin University, 2002
B.S., Polymer Engineering and Science, Jilin University, 1999
Professional Experience: 
2016-present:

Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tufts School of Engineering

2012-present:

Associate Professor, Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, Tufts School of Medicine

2011-present:

Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Tufts School of Engineering

2010-2016:

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tufts School of Engineering

2007-2010:

Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Chemical Engineering, MIT

Research Interests: 

Qiaobing Xu's research interests lie at the intersection of material science engineering (specifically nanoscience) and biomedical applications. His work looks at developing new synthetic materials for the delivery of therapeutic biomacromolecules. In his postdoctoral research, Xu synthesized a library of lipid-like molecules, which were tested for efficacy both in vitro and in vivo in the delivery of protein and messenger RNA. Xu is currently investigating the use of drug delivery as a tool to stimulate host immune systems for cancer vaccine applications. Xu is also working on using micro/nanofabrication as tools for tissue engineering applications.

Selected Honors and Awards: 
2013: Pew Scholar in Biomedical Sciences
2012: Charlton Award, Tufts School of Medicine
2012 and 2011: Tufts Collaboration grant
2010: Tufts Faculty Research Awards Committee award
2008-2010: MIT-Harvard Center for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence postdoctoral fellowship
2002: Mary Fieser Graduate Research Grant, Harvard University
Patents: 
Xu, Q., Wang, M. "Nanocomplexes for delivery of saporin," Patent pending, 61/822,586.
Xu, Q., Wang, M. "Disulfide compounds for delivery of pharmaceutical agents," Patent pending, 61/770,657.
Xu, Q., Wang, M. "Lysine-reactive anionic alkylating agents for protein and peptide delivery," Patent pending, 61/823,098.
Xu, Q., "Two and three dimensional decellularized ECM constructs and uses therefore," Patent pending, 61/810,404.
Alberti, K., Xu, Q. "Multilayered collagen tubular scaffold," PCT/US2012/064388.
Xu, Q., Dai, X. "Nanostructures," US-2013-0177749-A1.
Xu, Q., Bao, J., Capasso, F., Whitesides, G. "Fabrication of isolated nanostructures and/or arrays of nanostructures," PCT Int. Appl. 2008, PCT/US2007/007101.
Cao, T., Xu, Q., Winkleman, A., Whitesides, G. "Methods and apparatuses for deposition of electrically-conductive and semiconductive nanofilms," PCT Int. Appl. 2007, 2007021741.
Teaching/Courses Taught: 
BME-194: Microtechnology for Tissue Engineering
BME-250: Biomedical Engineering
ES93-10: Introduction to Nanobiotechnology

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