2004-2008   BS        Polymer Science & Engineering       Qingdao University

2008-2013   Ph.D     Polymer Chemistry & Physics       University of Chinese Academy of Science

2013-2019   Postdoc    Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering       Texas A&M College of Dentistry

2017-2019   Postdoc    Skeletal Development & Craniofacial Biology      Texas A&M College of Dentistry

Research Interest

  • 1. Design innovative biomaterials with bio-inspired morphologies and functions for bone repair;
  • 2. Explore the novel roles of tendon/ligaments in skeletal development and regeneration
  • 3. Develop animal models with high clinical relevance for testing advanced tissue engineering strategies for bone tissue regeneration.


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Tendon Cells Root Into (Instead of Attach to) Humeral Bone Head via Fibrocartilage-Enthesis.
Wang Z, Ma C, Chen D, Haslett C, Xu C, Dong C, Wang X, Zheng M, Jing Y, Feng JQ, Int J Biol Sci 2023 19 1 183-203
Dental Pulp Stem Cell Polarization: Effects of Biophysical Factors.
Chang B, Ma C, Feng J, Svoboda KKH, Liu X, J Dent Res 2021 Jul 220345211028850
Osteocytes but not osteoblasts directly build mineralized bone structures.
Wang K, Ren Y, Lin S, Jing Y, Ma C, Wang J, Yuan XB, Han X, Zhao H, Wang Z, Zheng M, Xiao Y, Chen L, Olsen BR, Feng JQ, Int J Biol Sci 2021 17 10 2430-2448
Nanofibrous Tubular Three-Dimensional Platform for Single Dental Pulp Stem Cell Polarization.
Chang B, Ma C, Liu X, ACS Appl Mater Interfaces 2020 Dec 12 49 54481-54488
Development of a novel minimally invasive technique to washout necrotic bone marrow content from epiphyseal bone: A preliminary cadaveric bone study.
Alves do Monte F, Sung Park M, Gokani V, Singhal M, Ma C, Aruwajoye OO, Niese B, Liu X, Kim HKW, Orthop Traumatol Surg Res 2020 Jun 106 4 709-715

Honors & Awards

  • William J. Gies Award
    American Association for Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Research (2023)
  • POSNA Research Grant
    Uncovering the Efficacy of Stem Cell Therapy for Pediatric Osteonecrosis (2022-2024)
  • First Class Poster Presentation Award
    Research Day in Texas A&M College of Dentistry (2015)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research (2019)
  • Biomedical Engineering Society (2014)
  • Orthopaedic Research Society (2018)
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (2021)
  • Society of Biomaterials (2018)