Xiaofei Jia, PhD

Assistant Professor

Chemistry & Biochemistry

Research Website

508-999-8212

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Violette Research 211B

Education

2008Michigan State UniversityPhD
2004Michigan State UniversityMS
2001Peking University, ChinaBS

Teaching

  • CHM 414/514 Biochemistry Laboratory
  • CHM 416 Computer Methods in Biochemistry and Bioinformatics
  • CHM 511 Biochemistry I
  • CHM 550 Methods in Structural Biology

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

An advanced treatment of special topics in chemistry with an emphasis on recent developments. The subject matter varies from year to year.

Lectures on current topics in chemistry from guest lecturers and students. The graduate student will present a total of two seminars, one of which will be the thesis seminar. Each graduate student is required to enroll in this course for each semester in residence. This course will not count toward the 30 credits of course work and research required for the degree.

Lectures on current topics in chemistry from guest lecturers and students. The graduate student will present a total of two seminars, one of which will be the thesis seminar. Each graduate student is required to enroll in this course for each semester in residence. This course will not count toward the 30 credits of course work and research required for the degree.

Research

Research Interests

  • Understanding the immune evasion strategies used by the HIV-1 virus at the molecular and structural level

Dr. Jia is trained as a biochemist and 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 investigated the wavelength regulation mechanism in primate color vision. Dr. Jia then moved to Dr. Yong Xiong’s lab at Yale University for his postdoctoral research and worked on elucidating how the HIV-1 virus disables antiviral mechanisms by forcing protein mistrafficking. He joined the department of chemistry and biochemistry at UMass Dartmouth in fall 2016. Research in his lab continues to focus on understanding the immune evasion strategies used by the HIV-1 virus at the molecular and structural level.

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