Emerging Investigator Series – Jiangjiexing Wu

Jiangjiexing Wu is an Associate Professor at Tianjin University. She obtained her Ph.D. degree in 2014 from Tianjin University. From 2011 to 2013, she studied at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as a joint Ph.D. student. After graduation, she joined Nanjing University as a Research Associate Professor before she moved to Tianjin University in 2021. Her current research focuses on the rational design and synthesis of functional nanomaterials (such as nanozymes) for analytical, biomedical, and environmental applications. Her excellent research achievements have led to high-quality publications in J. Am. Chem. Soc., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Adv. Mater., Nat. Commun., Chem. Soc. Rev., etc. with more than 3600 citations, and are widely reported and highly praised by domestic and foreign media as “Highly Cited Paper”, “Hot Paper”, and “Cover Article”. She has been awarded several prestigious honours and awards, such as “Emerging Investigators”, “Gordon F. Kirkbright Bursary Award”, “Nanoscale Horizons Outstanding Paper Awards”, “ChemBioTalents”, and “IAAM Scientist Medal”. She is also a Community Board Member of Nanoscale Horizons, Review Editorial Board Member of Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, and a Youth Editorial Board Member of Chemical Synthesis.

Read Jiangjiexing’s Emerging Investigator Series article, “Glutathione peroxidase-like nanozymes: mechanism, classification, and bioapplication“, DOI: 10.1039/D2BM01915A.


Check out our interview with her below:

How do you feel about Biomaterials Science as a place to publish research on this topic?

In my opinion, Biomaterials Science is the ideal journal to publish this topic. It is not necessary to report a new biomaterial, but rather to provide novel insight, resulting in novel and more in-depth mechanisms, and thus advancing biomaterial development.


What aspect of your work are you most excited about at the moment and what do you find most challenging about your research?

There is nothing more exciting than watching this field develop rapidly, and more and more researchers are beginning to pay attention and work in it, as well as expanding the treatment to meet various medical needs.  The most challenging part is also the biomedical applications.  In what ways can these research be used as part of clinical therapy and as a means of advancing world health.


In your opinion, what are the most important questions to be asked/answered in this field of research?

It is important to ask how these studies can be useful for clinical therapy, in other words, can at least one skilled application be derived from these studies for clinical therapy?


Can you share one piece of career-related advice or wisdom with other early career scientists?

Make sure you retain an open mind about scientific research as well as an enthusiasm and curiosity about it.

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