Xiaoxia Xia

Professor/Tenured Associate Professor

  • Tel: +86-021-34207254
  • Email: xiaoxiaxia@sjtu.edu.cn
  • Dr. Xia received her PhD in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from KAIST. Her current research focuses on developing synthetic biology tools and creating microbial hosts for the design and sustainable production of advanced protein-based functional materials.

Selected Publications

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    Wei SP†, Qian ZG†, Hu CF†, Pan F, Chen MT, Lee SY, Xia XX*. Formation and functionalization of membraneless compartments in Escherichia coli. Nat Chem Biol, 2020 (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41589-020-0579-9) 

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    Qian ZG, Pan F, Xia XX*. Synthetic biology for protein-based materials. Curr Opin Biotechnol, 2020, 65:197-204.

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    Jiang J†, Zhang S†, Qian Z, Qin N, Song W, Sun L, Zhou Z, Shi Z, Chen L, Li X, Mao Y, Kaplan DL, Gilbert Corder SN, Chen X, Liu M, Omenetto FG, Xia XX*, Tao TH*. Protein bricks: 2D and 3D bio-nanostructures with shape and function on demand. Adv Mater, 2018, 1705919. (Selected as inside back cover).

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    Zhou Z†, Zhang S†, Marelli B*, Xia XX*, Tao TH*. Engineering the future of silk materials through adaptable modification and advanced manufacturing. Adv Mater, 2018, 1706983.

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    Huang SC†, Qian ZG†, Dan AH, Hu X, Zhou ML, Xia XX*. Rational design and hierarchical assembly of a genetically engineered resilin-slik copolymer results in stiff hydrogels. ACS Biomater Sci Eng, 2017, 3(8): 1576-1585.

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    Chen L, Zhou ML, Qian ZG, Kaplan DL, Xia XX*. Fabrication of protein films from genetically engineered silk-elastin-like proteins by controlled cross-linking. ACS Biomater Sci Eng, 2017, 3(3): 335-341.

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    Zhou ML, Qian ZG, Chen L, Kaplan DL, Xia XX*. Rationally designed redox-sensitive protein hydrogels with tunable mechanical properties. Biomacromolecules, 2016, 17(11): 3508-3515.

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    Qin N†, Zhang S†, Jiang J, Corder SG, Qian Z, Zhou Z, Lee W, Liu K, Wang X, Li X, Shi Z, Mao Y, Bechtel HA, Martin MC, Xia XX, Marelli B, Kaplan DL, Omenetto FG*, Liu M*, Tao TH*. Nanoscale probing of electron-regulated structural transitions in silk proteins by near-field IR imaging and nano-spectroscopy. Nat Commun, 2016, 7: 13079.

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     Qian ZG†, Zhou ML†, Song WW, Xia XX*. Dual thermosensitive hydrogels assembled from the conserved C-terminal domain of spider dragline silk. Biomacromolecules, 2015, 16(11): 3704-3711.

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    Xia XX†, Wang M†, Lin Y, Xu Q, Kaplan DL*. Hydrophobic drug-triggered self-assembly of nanoparticles from silk-elastin-like protein polymers for drug delivery. Biomacromolecules, 2014, 15(3): 908-914.