Oct 6, 2022

Tell us a little bit about yourself!

I’m Dr. Xuejie Chen! I earned my PhD degree in cell biology from Beijing Normal University, P. R. China. Before becoming a research associate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, I was a postdoctoral research fellow in laboratory of Dr. Darrel Stafford. In 2020, I was honored to receive a JGP fellowship to pursue research in the field of hematology.

What did your research focus on?

My research focused on increasing the efficacy of prophylactic infused FIX in hemophilia B patients by manipulating its binding to collagen IV.

How did becoming a JGP Fellow affect your research?

It enabled me to ask and investigate the questions I felt would be vital to the improvement of quality of life for people with hemophilia B. The JGP Fellowship program allows remarkable work to happen, and I am grateful I was able to participate in it. I still pay attention to NHF’s work to this day.

The Judith Graham Pool Postdoctoral Research Fellowship has been supporting basic science and pre-clinical research to expand our understanding of bleeding disorders since 1972. Learn more here.