Postdoc. MIT and Harvard Medical School
Ph.D. Rutgers University. Polymer Science and Engineering.
M.S. Tsinghua University, China. Polymer Materials.
B.S. Tsinghua University, China. Polymer Chemistry.
Bioactive scaffolds for tissue engineering: 3D surface functionalization, and controlled release of biological molecules in scaffolds; Adult stem cells, embryonic stem cells, and iPS cells for regenerative medicine; Biomimetic Materials: Development of novel synthetic materials inspired by natural materials.; Tissue Engineering: Regeneration of 3D functional tissues (bone, cartilage, liver, cardiovascular tissues…); understanding polymer-cell interactions, signal and substrate requirements for cell proliferation, differentiation and tissue regeneration; Controlled Release: Nano/micro-spheres and matrices for the delivery of drugs and biological molecules in a sustained, pulsatile, targeting, or environmentally responsive manner; Phase-separation and Self-assembly: Physical mechanisms and biomedical applications of three-dimensional ordered structure formation, especially at the nanometer scale; Polymeric Biomaterials: Development and structure-property relationship studies of polymer systems of biomedical importance, such as biodegradable polymers, bioactive polymer materials, and mechanically superior polymeric multiphase materials; Nano Biomaterials: Nanofibrous matrix and nanospheres for tissue engineering and controlled release of regulating factors; biomimetic polymer/ceramic nanocomposite materials for mineralized tissue engineering.
J Hu, Y Wang, J Jiao, Z Liu, C Zhao, Z Zhou, Z Zhang, K Forde, L Wang, J Wang, DJ Baylink, XB Zhang, S Gao, B Yang, YE Chen, PX Ma. Patient-specific cardiovascular progenitor cells derived from integration-free induced pluripotent stem cells for vascular tissue regeneration, Biomaterials, in press (2015).
KJ Rambhia and PX Ma. Controlled Drug Release for Tissue Engineering. Journal of Controlled Release, 73:51-59 (2015).
X Zhao, P Li, B Guo, PX Ma. Antibacterial and conductive injectable hydrogels based on quaternized chitosan-graft-polyaniline/oxidized dextran for tissue engineering. Acta Biomaterialia, in press (2015).
L Wang, Y Wu, B Guo, PX Ma. Nanofiber yarn/hydrogel core-shell scaffolds mimicking native skeletal muscle tissue for guiding 3D myoblast alignment, elongation and differentiation. ACS Nano, in press (2015).
M Xie, L Wang, B Guo, Z Wang, YE Chen, PX Ma. Ductile electroactive biodegradable hyperbranched polylactide copolymers enhancing myoblast differentiation. Biomaterials, 71:158-167 (2015).
Q Liu, S Tian, C Zhao, X Chen, I Lei, Z Wang, PX Ma. Porous nanofibrous poly(-lactic acid) scaffolds supporting cardiovascular progenitor cells for cardiac tissue engineering. Acta Biomaterialia, 26:105-114 (2015). NIHMS 718051, PMC in process.
J Chen, B Guo, TW Eyster, PX Ma. Super stretchable electroactive elastomer formation driven by aniline trimer self-assembly. Chemistry of Materials, in press (2015).
Y Du, M Yu, J Ge, PX Ma*, X Chen, B Lei*. Development of a multifunctional platform based on strong, intrinsically photoluminescent and antimicrobial silica-poly(citrates)-based hybrid biodegradable elastomers for bone regeneration. Advanced Functional Materials, in press (2015).
R Kuang, Z Zhang, X Jin, J Hu, MJ Gupte, L Ni, PX Ma. Nanofibrous Spongy Microspheres Enhance Odontogenic Differentiation of Human Dental Pulp Stem Cells. Advanced Healthcare Materials, in press (2015).
Z Zhang, RL Marson, Z Ge, SC Glotzer and PX Ma. Simultaneous nano- and micro-scale control of nanofibrous microspheres self-assembled from star-shaped polymers, Advanced Materials, 27(26): 3947-3952 (2015). PMID: 26009995; PMCID: PMC4496277
S Hou, X Wang, S Park, X Jin and PX Ma. Rapid self-integrating, injectable hydrogel for tissue complex regeneration. Advanced Healthcare Materials, in press (2015).
S Tian, Q Liu, L Gnatovskiy, PX Ma*, Z Wang*. Heart regeneration with embryonic cardiac progenitor cells and cardiac tissue engineering. Journal of Stem Cell and Transplantation Biology, in press (2015).
J Yan, W He, N Li, M Yu, Y Du, B Lei, PX Ma. Simultaneously targeted imaging cytoplasm and nucleus in living cell by biomolecules capped ultra-small GdOF nanocrystals. Biomaterials, 59:21-29 (2015).
B Guo, B Lei, P Li, PX Ma. Functionalized scaffolds to enhance tissue regeneration. Regenerative Biomaterials, 2(1): 47-57 (2015). PMCID: PMC4383297
MH Xie, L Wang, J Ge, BL Guo, and PX Ma. Strong Electroactive Biodegradable Shape Memory Polymer Networks Based on Star-Shaped Polylactide and Aniline Trimer for Bone Tissue Engineering, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 7(12)：6772-6781(2015).
X Zhao, Y Wu, Y Du, X Chen, B Lei, Y Xue, PX Ma. A highly bioactive and biodegradable poly (glycerol sebacate)-silica glass hybrid elastomer with tailored mechanical properties for bone tissue regeneration. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 3, 3222-3233 (2015).
Y Zhang, J Ge, Y Shao, PX Ma, X Chen, B Lei. Development of silica grafted poly (1, 8-octanediol-co-citrates) hybrid elastomers with highly tunable mechanical properties and biocompatibility. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 3(15), 2986-3000 (2015).
Y Xue, Y Du, J Yan, Z Liu, PX Ma, X Chen, B Lei. Monodisperse photoluminescent and highly biocompatible bioactive glass nanoparticles for controlled drugs delivery and bioimaging. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 3, 3831-3839 (2015).
Z Zhang, MJ Gupte, X Jin, and PX Ma. Injectable Peptide Decorated Functional Nanofibrous Hollow Microspheres to Direct Stem Cell Differentiation and Tissue Regeneration. Advanced Functional Materials, 25(3):350-360 (2015). PMID: 26069467; PMCID: PMC4459759.