Education and Research Experience:

December 2020-present

Research Assistant Professor - Peking University, China

April 2015 – November 2020

Postdoctoral Fellow- Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.

June 2014 – March 2015

Postdoctoral Fellow- McGill University, Montréal, Canada.

February 2009 – June 2014

Doctor of Philosophy in Biology – McGill University, Montréal, Canada

September 2007 - December 2008

Master of Philosophy in Biomolecular Science - University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.

September 2003 - June 2007

Bachelor of Science in Pharmacology with Industrial Experience – University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.

List of Publications

Xie M, Gol'din P, Herdina AN, Estefa J, Medvedeva EV, Li L, Newton PT, Kotova S, Shavkuta B, Saxena A, Shumate LT, Metscher BD, Großschmidt K, Nishimori S, Akovantseva A, Usanova AP, Kurenkova AD, Kumar A, Arregui IL, Tafforeau P, Fried K, Carlström M, Simon A, Gasser C, Kronenberg HM, Bastepe M, Cooper KL, Timashev P, Sanchez S, Adameyko I, Eriksson A, Chagin AS. Secondary ossification center induces and protects growth plate structure. Elife. 2020 Oct 16;9:e55212. doi: 10.7554/eLife.55212.

Xie M, Chagin AS. The epiphyseal secondary ossification center: Evolution, development and function. Bone. 2020 Oct 19:115701. doi: 10.1016/j.bone.2020.115701.

Zhang Y, Annusver K, Sunadome K, Kameneva K, Edwards S, Kasper M, Chagin AS, Adameyko I*, Xie M*. Epiphyseal cartilage formation involves differential dynamics of various cellular populations during embryogenesis. Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology. 2020 Mar 5;8:122. doi: 10.3389/fcell.2020.00122. eCollection 2020. *Corresponding authors

Zhang Y, Kameneva P, Annusver K, Kasper M, Chagin AS, Adameyko I*, Xie M*. Cruciate ligament, patellar tendon and patella formation involves differential cellular sources and dynamics as joint cavitation proceeds. Developmental Dynamics. 2020 Jun;249(6):711-722. doi: 10.1002/dvdy.158. * Corresponding authors

Xie M, Kamenev D, Kaucka M, Kastriti ME, Zhou B, Artemov AV, Storer M, Fried K, Adameyko I, Dyachuk V, Chagin AS. Schwann cell precursors contribute to skeletal formation during embryonic development in mice and zebrafish. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 Jul 23;116(30):15068-15073. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1900038116.

Xie M, Li JP. Heparan sulfate proteoglycan - A common receptor for diverse cytokines. Cell Signal. 2019 Feb;54:115-121. doi: 10.1016/j.cellsig.2018.11.022.

Xie M and Roy R. AMP-Activated Kinase Regulates Lipid Droplet Localization and Stability of Adipose Triglyceride Lipase in C. elegans Dauer Larvae. PLoS One. 2015 Jun 22;10(6):e0130480. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0130480.

Xie M and Roy R. The Causative Gene in Chanarian-Dorfman Syndrome Regulates Lipid Droplet Homeostasis in C. elegans. PLoS Genetics. 2015 Jun 17;11(6):e1005284. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1005284.

Xie M and Roy R. Increased Levels of Hydrogen Peroxide Induce a HIF-1-dependent Remodelling of Lipid Metabolism in C. elegans. Cell Metabolism. 2012 Sep 5;16(3):322-35.

Xie M, Alonso H and Roujeinikova A. An Improved Procedure for the Purification of Catalytically Active Alkane Hydroxylase from Pseudomonas putida GPo1. Appl Biochem Biotechnol. 2011 Oct;165(3-4):823-3.

Newton PT, Li L, Zhou B, Schweingruber C, Hovorakova M, Xie M, Sun X, Sandhow L, Artemov AV, Ivashkin E, Suter S, Dyachuk V, El Shahawy M, Gritli-Linde A, Bouderlique T, Petersen J, Mollbrink A, Lundeberg J, Enikolopov G, Qian H, Fried K, Kasper M, Hedlund E, Adameyko I, Sävendahl L, Chagin AS. A radical switch in clonality reveals a stem cell niche in the epiphyseal growth plate. Nature. 2019 Mar;567(7747):234-238. doi: 10.1038/s41586-019-0989-6.

Newton PT, Xie M, Medvedeva EV, Sävendahl L, Chagin AS. Activation of mTORC1 in chondrocytes does not affect proliferation or differentiation, but causes the resting zone of the growth plate to become disordered. Bone Rep. 2018 Feb 24;8:64-71. doi: 10.1016/j.bonr.2018.02.006.

Kaucka M, Petersen J, Tesarova M, Szarowska B, Kastriti ME, Xie M, Kicheva A, Annusver K, Kasper M, Symmons O, Pan L, Spitz F, Kaiser J, Hovorakova M, Zikmund T, Sunadome K, Matise MP, Wang H, Marklund U, Abdo H, Ernfors P, Maire P, Wurmser M, Chagin AS, Fried K, Adameyko I. Signals from the brain and olfactory epithelium control shaping of the mammalian nasal capsule cartilage. Elife. 2018 Jun 13;7. pii: e34465. doi: 10.7554/eLife.34465.

Li L, Newton PT, Bouderlique T, Sejnohova M, Zikmund T, Kozhemyakina E, Xie M, Krivanek J, Kaiser J, Qian H, Dyachuk V, Lassar AB, Warman ML, Barenius B, Adameyko I, Chagin AS. Superficial cells are self-renewing chondrocyte progenitors, which form the articular cartilage in juvenile mice. FASEB Journal 2017 Mar;31(3):1067-1084. doi: 10.1096/fj.201600918R.

Kaucka M, Ivashkin E, Gyllborg D, Zikmund T, Tesarova M, Kaiser J, Xie M, Petersen J, Pachnis V, Nicolis SK, Yu T, Sharpe P, Arenas E, Brismar H, Blom H, Clevers H, Suter U, Chagin AS, Fried K, Hellander A, Adameyko I. Analysis of neural crest-derived clones reveals novel aspects of facial development. Science Advances 2016 Aug 3;2(8):e1600060. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.1600060.

Andrew D, Xie M, Bottomley S, Wilce M and Roujeinikova A. Design, purification and characterization of the soluble variant of the integral membrane protein MotB for structural studies. J. R. Soc. Interface. 2013 Feb 6;10(79):20120717.

O’Neil J, Xie M, Hijnen M and Roujeinikova. Role of the MotB linker in the assembly and activation of the bacterial flagellar motor. Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr. 2011 Dec;67(Pt 12):1009-16.