Xiao Ma

Industry Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

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Dr. Xiao Ma is an Industry Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at NYU Tandon School of Engineering. His research focuses on mechanobiology, cellular morphogenesis, computational biology, cellular mechanics, molecular biophysics, cancer biology, smart biointerface design/characterization, and application of micro/nanofabrication technology to manipulate biological system from both molecular and cellular levels.

 

Research Interests: Mechanobiology
Cellular Morphogenesis
Computational Biology
Molecular/Cellular Mechanics
Machine Learning
Biosensor Design
Surface Characterization
Nanotechnology

Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, 2004

Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering, 2007

Iowa State University, Ames, IA.

Doctor of Philosophy, Mechanical Engineering, 2013


New York University, Brooklyn, NY.

Industry Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering,  July 2019 to present

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow of Cell Biology/Bioinformatics, Oct 2013 to July 2019


Journal Articles

Xiao Ma, Agnivo Gosai, and Pranav Shrotriya. Resolving electrical stimulus triggered molecular binding and force modulation upon thrombin-aptamer biointerface. Journal of colloid and interface science. 2020, 559: 1-12

Xiao Ma, Agnivo Gosai, Ganesh Balasubramanian, and Pranav Shrotriya. Force Spectroscopy of the Thrombin- Aptamer Interaction: Comparison between AFM Experiments and Molecular Dynamics Simulations. Applied Surface Science. 2019, 475: 462-472

Xiao Ma, Onur Dagliyan, Klaus M. Hahn, and Gaudenz Danuser. Profiling Cellular Morphodynamics by Spatiotemporal Spectrum Decomposition. PLoS Computational Biology. 2018, 14(8), e1006321

Xiao Ma, Agnivo Gosai, Ganesh Balasubramanian, and Pranav Shrotriya. Aptamer based Electrostatic-stimuli Responsive Surfaces for On-demand Binding/Unbinding of a Specific Ligand. Journal of Materials Chemistry B. 2017, 5(20): 3675-3585

Agnivo Gosai, Xiao Ma, Ganesh Balasubramanian, and Pranav Shrotriya. Electrical Stimulus Controlled Binding/Unbinding of Human Thrombin-Aptamer Complex. Scientific Reports. 2016, 6: 1-12

Xiao Ma, and Pranav Shrotriya. Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Conformational Transition and Frictional Performance Modulation of Densely Packed Self-Assembled Monolayers Based on Electrostatic Stimulation. Langmuir. 2015, 31 (24): 6729–6741

Xiao Ma, and Pranav Shrotriya. Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Electrical Field Induced Conformational Transition and Associated Frictional Performance of Monomolecular Films. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics. 2012, 45 (37), 375306

Haiyan Zhao, Xiao Ma, Zhipeng Cai, and P.C.Wang. Effect of Low Temperature Exposure on Impact Characteristics of Epoxy Bonded High Strength Steels. Science and Technology of Welding and Joining. 2011, 16 (5): 405-411

Haiyan Zhao, Xinjie Duan, Xiao Ma, Li Lu, Zhipeng Cai, P.C.Wang, and J. D. Fickes. Dynamic Characteristics of Adhesive Bonded High Strength Steel Joints. Science and Technology of Welding and Joining. 2010, 15 (6): 486 - 490

Xuan Chen, Yulong Li, Feifei Shi, Haiyan Zhao and Xiao Ma. Influences of Adherent Thickness, Temperature and Velocity on Strength of Adhesively-bonded Single-lap Joints. Explosion and Shock Waves. 2009, 29 (5): 449- 456

Xiao Ma, Haiyan Zhao, Zhipeng Cai, Li Lu, and Huiping Peng. Research Development on Dynamic Mechanical Properties of Joints. Materials for Mechanical Engineering. 2007, 31 (5): 5-8

Preprint and Conference Articles

Xiao Ma, Ellen O'Shaughnessy, Klaus M. Hahn, and Gaudenz Danuser. Characterization of Spectral Feature upon Cellular Morphodynamics and its Application. Biophysical Journal. 2019, 116(3): 292a

Bahador Marzban, Xiao Ma, Xiaoliang Qing, and Hongyan Yuan. In Silico Mechanobiochemical Modeling of Morphogenesis in Cell Monolayers. bioRxiv. 2018, 189175

Ellen O'Shaughnessy, Tim Jacobs, Xiao Ma, Denis Tsygankov, Brian Kuhlman, Gaudenz Danuser, and Klaus M. Hahn. Use of Orthogonal Binding Interfaces to Develop Small GTPase Biosensors with Greatly Reduced Cellular Perturbation. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 2017, 28

Xiao Ma, Onur Dagliyan, Klaus M. Hahn, and Gaudenz Danuser. Morphodynamic Profiling of Cell Protrusion based on Spatiotemporal Spectrum Decomposition and Unsupervised Clustering. Biophysical Journal. 2017, 112(3): 45a

Xiao Ma, Onur Dagliyan, Klaus M. Hahn, and Gaudenz Danuser. Profiling of Cellular Morphodynamic Behavior based on Spatiotemporal Spectrum Decomposition and Clustering. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 2016, 27

Xiao Ma, and Pranav Shrotriya. Electrostatic Actuation Based Modulation of Interaction between Protein and DNA Aptamer, Mechanics of Biological Systems and Materials. Part of the proceedings of Society for Experimental Mechanics Annual Conference. 2014, Volume 4, Chapter 23, 163-167

Xiao Ma, and Pranav Shrotriya. Study on Specific Binding Interaction Between Protein and DNA Aptamer via Dynamic Force Spectroscopy, Biological Nanomechanics: Materials Factors in Physiology, Disease and Treatment, Part of the proceedings of ASME 2nd Global Congress on NanoEngineering for Medicine and Biology. 2013, V001T06A002

Xiao Ma, and Pranav Shrotriya. Research on Force Interaction between Protein and DNA. Biological and Nanoscale Science, part of the proceedings of Graduate Research Symposium. 2012, 1-2

Xiao Ma, Pranav Shrotriya, and Janice Marquardt. Study on Protein/DNA Force Interaction via Atomic Force Microscopy. Biological and Nanoscale Science, part of the proceedings of Excellence of Graduate Research Conference. 2011, 1-2


Research Excellence Awards, Iowa State University, 2013

Travel Awards for best graduate student paper competition in 49th SES conference, 2012

Travel Awards for best graduate student paper competition in 47th SES conference, 2010

Teaching Excellence Awards, Iowa State University, 2009