Xiaofei Jia, Assistant Professor
B.S. 2001, Peking University (China)
M.S. 2004, Ph.D 2008, Michigan State University
Dr. Jia is a biochemist and a structural biologist. He earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Michigan State University under the guidance of Drs. James Geiger and Babak Borhan, where he studied the wavelength regualtion mechanism in color vision. Prior to joining UMass Dartmouth, he completed his postdoctoral training in Dr. yong Xiong's lab in the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University, looking at the mistrafficking of host immune proteins by HIV-1.
Dr. Jia is interested in how viruses dominate thier host by evading the immune attacks as well as co-opting cellular machineries. His lab works on revealing the molecular details of crucial bioloical events involved in the virus-host interplay, using techniques such as molecular biology, protein biochemistry, X-ray crystollography, and cryo-EM. Please follow the link below to learn more about the research in Dr. Jia's group.