University of Wisconsin-Madison

Xiaohua (Shawn) Yu



Contact Information: 

Assistant Scientist

Department Affiliation:

Biomedical Engineering

Education Background:

B.S. Biomedical Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong Unviersity, Chengdu, China
Ph.D. Materials Science, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Research Description:

Utilization of bioinspired coating for protein and gene delivery.


  1. L.D. Solorio, L.M. Phillips, A. McMillan, C.W. Cheng, P.N. Dang, J.E. Samorezov, X. Yu, W.L. Murphy, E. Alsberg. Spatially organized differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells within biphasic microparticle-incorporated high cell density osteochondral tissues. Advanced Healthcare Materials, Accepted.
  2. X. Yu, D. Suarez-Gonzalez, A.S. Khalil, W.L. Murphy. How does the pathophysiological context influence delivery of bone growth factors? Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews, Accepted. 
  3. X. Yu, W.L. Murphy. 3-D scaffold platform for optimized non-viral transfection of multipotent stem cells. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2014; 2: 8186-8193. internet_link.jpg
  4. Yu X, Takayama T, Goel SA, Shi X, Zhou Y, Kent KC, Murphy WL, Guo LW. A rapamycin-releasing perivascular polymeric sheath produces highly effective inhibition of intimal hyperplasia. Journal of Controlled Release, 2014; 191: 47–53.  internet_link.jpg
  5. X. Yu, A.S. Khalil, P.N. Dang, E. Alsberg, W.L. Murphy. Multilayered Inorganic Microparticles for Tunable Dual Growth Factor Delivery. Advanced Functional Materials, 2014;20:3082-93.internet_link.jpg
  6.  S.Y. Choi, X. Yu, L. Jongpaiboonkit, S.J. Hollister, W.L. Murphy. Inorganic coatings for optimized non-viral transfection of stem cells. Scientific Reports, 2013; 3: 1567. internet_link.jpg

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