Chen Qixian   


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Qixian Chen is thrilled to serve as principal investigator (professor) in School of Life Science and Biotechnology, Dalian University of Technology, in attempt to challenge the cutting-edge technology of nanomedicine. 

Education Background: 

Oct 2010 – Sep 2013 The University of Tokyo PhD, Materials Engineering Tokyo, Japan 

Oct 2008 – Sep 2010 The University of Tokyo Master Degree of Engineering, Materials Engineering Tokyo, Japan 

Sep 2003 – Jun 2008 Dalian University of Technology Bachelor of Science & Art, Materials Science and Technology & English Dalian, China 

Research Experience: 

Apr 2015 – Mar 2017 Joint Research Scientist i) Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry, Cambridge, MA, USA; ii) Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Koch Institute of Integrative Cancer Research Cambridge, Cambridge, MA, USA; iii) Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA 

Nov 2013 – Mar 2015 Project Researcher The University of Tokyo, Faculty & Graduate School of Engineering, Tokyo, Japan 

Journal publications:

First authorship or corresponding authorship: 

1. S. Chen#, Q. Chen#, Q. Li, J. An, P. Sun, J. Ma, H. Gao*, Biodegradable Synthetic Antimicrobial with Aggregation Induced Emissive Luminogens for Temporal Antibacterial Activity and Facile Bacteria Detection, Chemistry of Materials, 30, 1782, 2018. 
2. Q. Chen, K. Osada*, T. Ishii, M. Oba, S. Uchida, T. A. Tockary, T. Endo, Z. Ge, H. Kinoh, M. R. Kano, K. Itaka, K. Kataoka*, Homo-catiomer integration into PEGylated polyplex micelle from block-catiomer for systemic anti-angiogenic gene therapy for fibrotic pancreatic tumors, Biomaterials, 33, 18, 4722, 2012.
3. Q. Chen, K. Osada*, Z. Ge, S. Uchida, T. A. Tockary, A. Dirisala, A. Kim, K. Toh, K. M. Takeda, Y. Li, T. Ishii, M. Oba, Y. Matsumoto, K. Itaka, K. Kataoka*, Polyplex micelles installing intracellular self-processing functionalities without free catiomers for safe and efficient systemic gene therapy through tumor vasculature targeting. Biomaterials, 113, 253, 2016.
4. Z. Ge#, Q. Chen#, K. Osada*, X. Liu, T. A. Tockary, S. Uchida, A. Dirisala, T. Ishii, T. Nomoto, K. Toh, Y. Matsumoto, M. Oba, M. R. Kano, K. Itaka, K. Kataoka*, Targeted gene delivery by polyplex micelles with crowded PEG palisade and cRGD moiety for systemic treatment of pancreatic tumors, Biomaterials, 35, 10, 3416, 2014.
5. Q. Chen#,*, R. Qi#, X. Chen, H. Xiao, W. Dong*, Polymeric nanostructure compiled with multifunctional components to exert tumor-targeted delivery of anti-angiogenic gene for tumor growth suppression. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 8, 24404, 2016.
6. Q. Chen#,*, R. Qi, X. Chen, X. Yang, S. Wu, H. Xiao, W. Dong*, A targeted and stable polymeric nanoformulation enhances systemic delivery of mRNA to tumors. Molecular Therapy, 25(1), 92, 2017.
7. J. Li#, Q. Chen#, Z. Zha, K. Toh, A. Dirisala, Y. Matsumoto, K. Osada, K. Kataoka*, Z. Ge*, Ternary polyplex micelle with PEG shells and intermediate barrier to complexed DNA cores for efficient gene delivery, Journal of Controlled Release, 209, 77, 2015.
8. X. Han#, Q. Chen#, H. Lu, J. Ma, H. Gao*, Probe intracellular trafficking of polymeric DNA delivery vehicle by functionalization with aggregation-induced emissive tetraphenylethene derivative. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 7, 28494, 2015.
9. X. Han#, Q. Chen#, W. Lu, G. Wu, J. Ma, H. Gao*, Incorporation of aggregation-induced-emissive tetraphenylethene derivative into cationic gene delivery vehicles manifested nucleus translocation of DNA as uncomplexed form. Chemical Communications, 52, 3907, 2016.
10. T. Wang#, Q. Chen#, W. Li, G. Wu, J. Ma, H. Gao*, Shedding PEG palisade by temporal photo-stimulation and intracellular reducing milieu for facilitated intracellular trafficking and DNA releasing. Bioconjugate Chemistry, 27, 1949, 2016.
11. D. Liu, X. Han, H. Lu, D. Ma, Q. Chen*, H. Gao, Aggregation-induced-emissive molecule incorporated into polymeric nanoparticulate as FRET donor for observing doxorubicin delivery. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 7, 23760, 2015.
12. Y. Li, J. Li, B. Chen, Q. Chen*, G. Zhang, Z. Ge*, S. Liu, Polyplex micelles with thermo-responsive heterogeneous coronas for prolonged blood retention and promoted gene transfection, Biomacromolecules, 15, 8, 2914, 2014.
13. J. Li, Y. Han, Q. Chen*, H. Shi, S. Rehman, M. Siddiq, Y. Liu, Z. Ge*, S. Liu, Dual endogenous stimuli-responsive polyplex micelles as smart two-step delivery nanocarriers for deep tumor tissue penetration and combating drug resistance of cisplatin, Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2, 13, 1813, 2014. 
14. Y. Wu, Q. Chen*, Q. Li, H. Lu, X. Wu, J. Ma, H. Gao*, Daylight-stimulated antibacterial activity for sustainable bacterial detection and inhibition. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 4, 6350, 2016.
15. X. Yang, Q. Chen*, J. Yang, S. Wu,  J. Liu,  Z. Li, D. Liu,  X. Chen, Y. Qiu*, Tumor-targeted accumulation of ligand-installed polymeric micelles depends on PEGylation crowdedness. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 9(50), 44045-44052, 2017.
16. Z. Jiang, Q. Chen*, X. Yang, X. Chen, Z. Li, D. Liu, W. Li, Y. Lei, H. Gao*, Polyplex Micelle with pH-Responsive PEG Detachment and Functional Tetraphenylene Incorporation to Promote Systemic Gene Expression. Bioconjugate Chemistry, 28 (11), 2849–2858, 2017.
17. J. Yang , R. Liang, Y. Chen*,  C. Zhang,  R. Zhang, X. Wang, R. Kang, Q. Chen*, Using a Self-Assemblable Nucleating Agent to Tailor Crystallization Behavior, Crystal Morphology, Polymorphic Crystalline Structure, and Biodegradability of Poly(1,4-butylene adipate). Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 56(28), 7910-7919, 2017.
18. X. Wang, R.Liang, R. Kong, Y. Sun, J. Tang, L. Li, L. Xue, Q. Chen*, J. Yang*, Polymorphism, thermal stability and biodegradation of poly(1,4-butylene adipate) manipulated by a benzene-1,3,5-tricarboxamide-based nucleating agent, Thermochimica Acta, 2018.
19. Q. Chen, K. Osada*, P. Matthew, S. Uchida, T. A. Tockary, A. Dirisala, K. M. Takeda, S. Oniyanagi, K. Itaka, K. Kataoka*, Tadpole-shaped gene carrier with distinct phase segregation in ternary polymeric micelle, Soft Matter, 11, 14, 2718, 2015.
20. X. Chen#,*, H. Gu, J. Yang, S. Wu, J. Liu, X. Yang, Q. Chen*, Controlled PEGylation Crowdedness for Polymeric Micelles To Pursue Ligand-Specified Privileges as Nucleic Acid Delivery Vehicles, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 9, 8455-8459, 2017.
21. D. Liu#, Q. Chen#, Y. Long, J. Ma, H. Gao*, A thermo-responsive polyurethane organogel for norfloxacin delivery, Polymer Chemistry, 9,228, 2018.

Other coauthorships:
22. H. Cabral, Y. Matsumoto, K. Mizuno, Q. Chen, M. Murakami, M. Kimura, Y. Terada, M. R. Kano, K. Miyazono, M. Uesaka, N. Nishiyama, K. Kataoka*, Accumulation of sub-100 nm polymeric micelles in poorly permeable tumours depends on size, Nature Nanotechnology, 6, 12, 815, 2011.
23. K. Itaka, S. Uchida*, Q. Chen, T. Ishii, K. Osada, K. Kataoka*, Biocompatible polyplex nanomicelle for safe and effective gene introduction minimizing inflammatory responses, Human Gene Therapy, 10, 22, 88, 2011.
24. S. Uchida, K. Itaka*, Q. Chen, K. Osada, T. Ishii, MA. Shibata, M. Harada-Shiba, K. Kataoka*, PEGylated polyplex with optimized PEG shielding enhances gene introduction in lungs by minimizing inflammatory responses, Molecular Therapy, 20, 6, 1196, 2012.
25. F. Pittella, K. Miyata*, Y. Maeda, T. Suma, S. Watanabe, Q. Chen, R. J. Christie, K. Osada, N. Nishiyama, K. Kataoka*, Pancreatic cancer therapy by systemic administration of VEGF siRNA contained in calcium phosphate/charge-conversional polymer hybrid nanoparticles, Journal of Controlled Release, 161, 3, 868, 2012.
26. T. A. Tockary, K. Osada*, Q. Chen, K. Machitani, A. Dirisala, S. Uchida, T. Nomoto, K. Toh, Y. Matsumoto, K. Itaka, K. Nitta, K. Nakayama, K. Kataoka*, Tethered PEG crowdedness determining shape and blood circulation profile of polyplex micelle gene carriers, Macromolecules, 46, 16, 6585, 2013.
27. A. Dirisala, K. Osada*, Q. Chen, T. A. Tockary, K. Machitani, S. Osawa, X. Liu, T. Ishii, K. Miyata, M. Oba, S. Uchida, K. Itaka, K. Kataoka*, Optimized rod length of polyplex micelles for maximizing transfection efficiency and their performance in systemic gene therapy against stroma-rich pancreatic tumors, Biomaterials, 35, 20, 5359, 2014.
28. Y. Li, K. Osada, Q. Chen, T. A. Tockary, A. Dirisala, K. M. Takeda, S. Uchida, K. Nagata, K. Itaka, K. Kataoka*, Toroidal packaging of pDNA into block ionomer micelles exerting promoted in vivo gene expression, Biomacromolecules, 16, 2664, 2015.
29. Y. Chen, S. Wang, Q. Chen, Z. Xi, C. Wang, X. Chen, X. Feng, R. Liang, J. Yang*, Modulated crystallization behavior, polymorphic crystalline structure and enzymatic degradation of poly(butylene adipate): effects of layered metal phosphonate. European Polymer Journal, 72, 222, 2015.
30. W. Gu, Q. Li, H. Lu, L Fang, Q. Chen, Y. Yang, H. Gao*, Construction of stable polymeric vesicles based on azobenzene and beta-cyclodextrin grafted poly(glycerol methacrylate)s for potential applications in colon-specific drug delivery, Chemical Communications, 51, 4715, 2015.
31. T. A. Tockary, K. Osada, Y. Motoda, S. Hiki, Q. Chen, K. M. Takeda, A. Dirisala, S. Osawa, K. Kataoka*, Rod-to-globule transition of pDNA/PEG-poly(L-lysine) polyplex micelle induced by a collapsed balance between DNA rigidity and PEG crowdedness. Small, 12, 1193, 2016.
32. Y. Li, W. Ke, L. Wang, K. Zhao, W. Yin, P. Zhang, Q. Chen, Z. Ge*, Self-sufficing H2O2-responsive nanocarriers through tumor-specific production for synergistic oxidation-chemotherapy. Journal of Controlled Release, 225, 64, 2016.
33. D. Shao, J. Li, X. Zheng, Y. Pan, Z. Wang, M. Zhang, Q. Chen, W-F. Dong, L. Chen*, Janus “nano-bullets” for magnetic targeting liver cancer chemotherapy. Biomaterials, 100, 118, 2016. 
34. Y. Wu, Q. Chen, Q. Li, H. Lu, X. Wu, J. Ma, H. Gao*, Daylight-stimulated antibacterial activity for sustainable bacterial detection and inhibition. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 4, 6350, 2016. 
35. X. Yang, W. Li, Q. Chen, M. Li, R. Qi*, Bundling potent natural toxin cantharidin within platinum (IV) prodrugs for liposome drug delivery effective malignant neuroblastoma treatment. Nanomedicine: nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine, 13, 287, 2016.
36. K. M. Takeda, K. Osada, T. A. Tockary, A. Dirisala, Q. Chen, K. Kataoka*, Poly(ethylene glycol) crowding as critical factor to determine pDNA packaging scheme into polyplex micelle for enhanced gene expression. Biomacromolecules, 18, 36, 2017. 
37. H. V.-T.  Nguyen, Q. Chen, Paletta, J. T. Paletta, P. Harvey, Y. Jiang, H. Zhang, M. D.  Boska, M. F. Ottaviani, A. Jasanoff, A. Rajca, J. A. Johnson*, Nitroxide-based macromolecular contrast agents with unprecedented transverse relaxivity and stability for magnetic resonance imaging of tumors. ACS Central Science 3, 800-811, 2017. 
38. S. Dong, Q. Chen, W. Li, Z. Jiang, J. Ma, H. Gao*, Dendritic catiomer with MOF motif for construction of safe and efficient gene delivery systems. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 5, 8322, 2017. 
39. R. Qi, Y.Wang, P. Bruno, H. Xiao, Y. Yu, T. Li, S. Lauffer, W. Wei, Q. Chen, X. Kang, H. Song, X. Yang, X. Huang, A. Detappe, U. Matulonis, D. Pépin, M. Hemann, M. Birrer,  P. Ghoroghchian*. Nanoparticle-conjugates of a Highly Potent Toxin Enhance Safety and Circumvent Platinum Resistance in Ovarian Cancer, Nature Communications, 8(1), 2166, 2017.
40. Z. Lu, Z. Zhang, X. Chen, Q. Chen, F. Res, M. Wang, S. Wu, Z. Peng, D. Wang, J. Ye*, Improving Li anode performance by a porous 3D carbon paper host with plasma assisted sponge carbon coating. Energy Storage Materials, 11,47-56, 2018.
41. R. Kong, L. Xue, J. Tang, Q. Chen, Y. Chen, R. Liang, X. Wang, L. Li, J. Yang*, Polymorphism, thermal stability and biodegradation of poly(1,4-butylene adipate) manipulated by a benzene-1,3,5-tricarboxamide-based nucleating agent, Thermochimica Acta, 2018.
42. X. Huang, Q. Chen, X. Yang, H. Wu, R. Qi, R. Wang, Y. Qiu*, Delivery of Platinum (II) drugs with Bulky Ligands in Trans-geometry for Overcoming Cisplatin Drug Resistance. Materials Science & Engineering C, 2018. 
43. P. Guo, W. Gu, Q. Chen, H. Lu, X. Han, W. Li, H. Gao*, Dual functionalized amino poly (glycerol methacrylate) with guanidine and Schiff-base linked imidazole for enhanced gene transfection and minimized cytotoxicity. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 3, 6911, 2015. 
44. S. Uchida, K. Itaka*, Q. Chen, K. Osada, K. Miyata, T. Ishii, M. Harada-Shiba, K. Kataoka*, Combination of chondroitin sulfate and polyplex micelles from poly(ethylene glycol)-poly{N’-[N-(2-aminoethyl)-2-aminoethyl]aspartamide} block copolymer for prolonged in vivo gene transfection with reduced toxicity, Journal of Controlled Release, 155, 2, 296, 2011.
45. L. Hua, Q. Chen, J. Ying, C. Zhang, J. Yang*, Fabrication and physical properties of poly(epsilon-caprolactone)/modified graphene nanocomposite. Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, 302(3), 2016.
46. Z. Lu, S. Zhang, J. Sheng, P. Gao, Q. Chen, Z. Peng, S. Wu*, J. Ye*, Rapid crystallization of amorphous silicon films utilizing Ar-H2 mesoplasma,  annealing, Journal of Crystal Growth, 486, 142 2018.
47. H. Gao, H. Takemoto, Q. Chen, M. Naito, K. Miyata, K. Kataoka*, Regulated protonation behavior of polyaspartamide derivatives bearing repeated aminoethylene side chain for facilitated intracellular siRNA delivery with minimized cytotoxicity, Chemical Communications, 51, 15, 3158, 2015.

48. Z. Li, Q. Chen, Y. Qi, Z. Liu, T. Hao, X. Sun, M. Qiao, X. Ma, T. Xu, X. Zhao, C. Yang, D. Chen*, Rational design of multifunctional polymeric nanoparticles based on poly(L-histidine) and d-α-Vitamin E Succinate for reversing tumor multidrug resistance, Biomacromolecules, 2018. 

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Education Background

  • 2010.10-2013.9  

    东京大学       材料工学       Doctoral Degree

  • 2008.10-2010.9  

    东京大学       材料工学       Master's Degree

  • 2007.9-2008.6  

    大连理工大学       材料物理       Bachelor's Degree

Work Experience

  • 2017.7-Now


  • 2015.4-2017.3


  • 2013.11-2015.3


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