Assistant Professor Qiaobing Xu in the Department of Biomedical Engineering was named a Pew Scholar in Biomedical Sciences by the Pew Charitable Trusts. The highly competitive program, whose past winners have included Nobel Prize winners, MacArthur Fellows and recipients of the Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award, identifies talented researchers in medicine or biomedical sciences. Xu’s work focuses on nanotechnology for biomedical uses. He will receive $240,000 over four years to advance his research.
Xu’s research delves into tissue engineering and nanomedicine. His lab has pioneered the use of nature-derived nanostructured tissue—decellularized tendon— as a source of biomaterials and works to engineer these materials through a combination of tissue sectioning, multilayer stacking and rolling into structures with innovative biomedical functions.
This press release first appeared in Tufts Now, June 13, 2013.