Ji-Xin Cheng, Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Areas of Research: Medical Imaging, Engineered Biomaterials

Project 1: Label-free spectroscopic imaging: seeing the hidden world of biology

Recent publications:

Pu Wang, Mikhail N. Slipchenko, James Mitchell, Chen Yang, Eric O. Potma, Xianfan Xu, Ji-Xin Cheng*, “Far-field imaging of non-fluorescent species with sub-diffraction resolution”, Nature Photonics, 2013, 7(6): 449-453.

Ling Tong, Yuxiang Liu, Bridget D. Dolash, Yookyung Jung, Mikhail N. Slipchenko, Donald E. Bergstrom, Ji-Xin Cheng*, “Label-free Imaging of Semiconducting and Metallic Carbon Nanotubes in Cells and Mice Using Transient Absorption Microscopy”, Nature Nanotechnology, 7: 56-61 (2012).

Han-Wei Wang Ning Chai, Pu Wang, Song Hu, Wei Dou, David Umulis, Lihong V. Wang, Michael Sturek, Robert Lucht, Ji-Xin Cheng*, “Label-free bond-selective imaging by listening to vibrationally excited molecules”, Phys Rev Lett, 2011, 106: 238106.

Project 2: Nanomedicine for cancer treatment and nerve repair

Recent publications:

Seung-Young Lee, Sungwon Kim, Jacqueline Tyler, Kinam Park*, Ji-Xin Cheng*, Blood-stable, tumor-adaptable micelles for cancer chemotherapy, Biomaterials, 2013 Jan. 34(2): 552-61.

Yunzhou Shi, Sungwon Kim, Terry B. Huff, Richard Borgens, Kinam Park, Riyi Shi, Ji-Xin Cheng*, “Block copolymer micelles effectively repair traumatically injured spinal cord white matter,” Nature Nanotechnology, 2010, 5: 80-87.

Recruitment Needs:

Looking for 2 new PhD students

Website: http://www.chem.purdue.edu/jcheng/