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Jiahua Xie

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Contact Information

Title:
Professor
Email:
jxie@nccu.edu
Phone:
(919) 530-6705
Fax:
(919) 530-6600
Office:
2019 Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprise (BRITE)

Jobs/Responsibilities

* Offering both graduate and undergraduate level courses
* Carrying out hypothesis-driven researches
* Training graduate and undergraduate students
* Providing services

Research Interests

CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS

1. N-Glycoengineering of tobacco plants to produce cytoprotective asialoerythropoietin (asialo-EPO) and therapeutic glycoproteins
2. Studying the functions of plant-produced therapeutic glycoproteins
3. Using variegated 'Pothos' (Epipremnum aureum) plants to study chloroplast biogenesis
4. Understanding the role of recycling methyl groups (one-carbon units) from alkaloids for plant primary metabolism and growth

RESEARCH CAPABILITIES

1. Gene cloning and functional characterization with modern molecular techniques.
2. Agrobacterium-mediated plant transformation.
3. Protein purification from transgenic leaf tissues.
4. Cell-based cytoprotective assay in various cell models.

Education

PhD Zhejiang University 1996
BS Zhejiang University 1986
 
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