The Ma Lab

Welcome to the Ma lab. We are interested in developing new classes of materials and nanostructures, with an emphasis on novel bio-inspired materials, for biomedical and bioengineering applications, such as biosensing, bioimaging, and drug delivery. We are also interested in understanding the fundamental issues of biomaterial self-assembly and structural growth that will enable the rational design of material sequence, micro/nano-structure, property and functionality. Our research is highly interdisciplinary, involving biochemistry, biophysics, biomaterials, biomedicine and bioengineering.

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NSF, co-PI, Complex Amphiphilic Structures and Functionality of Biomaterials, 2019-2022.

Xiang Ma, Ma Xiang,
Xiang Ma

Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry
Grand View University
1200 Grandview Ave
Des Moines, IA, 50316

Tel: 515-263-2951