Jin Xie, Ph.D.

Adjunct Associate Professor

Develops nanoparticles for imaging and therapy

1001 Cedar Street
UGA Department of Chemistry
Athens, Georgia 30602
United States


Postdoctoral Researcher, National Institutes of Health, 2009-2011
Postdoctoral Researcher, Stanford University, 2008-2009
Ph.D., Brown University, 2008
B.S., Nanjing University, 2003

Research Areas

  • Nanotechnology
  • Drug delivery
  • Immunotherapy

Research Interests

The Xie Lab is interested in nanoparticle technologies. We engineer electrolyte-, polymer-, protein- and cell-based nanoplatforms that aim to solve unmet clinical needs. In particular, we are focused on developing novel nanotechnologies for cancer drug delivery, radiotherapy, imaging, and immunotherapy. Projects include salt nanoparticle therapeutics, X-ray induced photodynamic therapy, cell-based drug delivery, magnetic nanoparticle contrast agents, nanoparticle-based immunotherapy, and nanoparticle radiosensitizers.

Research website

Xie Research Lab

Awards and Honors

  • 2020 Outstanding Editor Award, Journal of Nanobiotechnology
  • Young Innovator Award in Nanobiotechnology by Nano Research, 2018
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2016
  • DoD Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program  Idea Award, 2015
  • Elsa U. Pardee Fellowship Award, 2014
  • NIBIB Outstanding Researcher Award, 2011
  • NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) , 2010
  • Travel Award, 2010 World Molecular Imaging Conference 
  • NRC NIH/NIST Fellowship (declined), 2009
  • Travel Award, Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM) Annual Meeting, 2009
  • J. Nucl. Med. Best Basic Science Paper, 2009

Professional Experience

Athna Biotech, Inc., Founder, 2018 - present
Journal of Nanobiotechnology, Associate Editor, 2019 - present