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Huidong (Henry) Jia

Current Position              Post-doctoral Research Assistant


Contact Information        Institute of Biomedical Engineering
                                       Old Road Campus Research Building,
                                       University of Oxford,
                                       OX3 7DQ

                                       Tel: +44 (0)1865-617748

Research Interests

Cell/stem cell banking for their application in cell therapy




  • Clinical Medical Degree (Southeast University, China)
  • MSc in Biomedical Science (University of Wales Institute, Cardiff)
  • PhD in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine (University of Bristol) Identifying the original stem cell populations for vascular tissue regeneration used in congenital heart disease surgery

Work Experience

  • Research Associate, School of clinical sciences (University of Bristol)
  • Research Assistant, School of clinical sciences (University of Bristol)
  • Research Technician, Cellular & Molecular Medicine Department (University of Bristol)
  • Project Manager (Healthever Medical Education and Pharmastudies Inc. China)
  • Surgeon, Oncology Department (Tianjin No.4 Central Hospital, China)


Awards and Scholarships

(2010-2013) Enid Linder foundation PhD scholarship



Journal Papers

Elisa Avolio, Iker Rodriguez‐Arabaolaza, Helen L. Spencer, Federica Riu, Giuseppe Mangialardi, Sadie C. Slater, Jonathan Rowlinson, Valeria V. Alvino, Oluwasomidotun O. Idowu, Stephanie Soyombo, Cherrie H. T. Kong, Hongwei Cheng, Huidong Jia, Jules C. Hancox, Clive H. Orchard, Gianni Angelini, Costanza Emanueli, Massimo Caputo and Paolo Madeddu, Expansion and Characterization of Neonatal Cardiac Pericytes Provides a Novel Cellular Option for Tissue Engineering in Congenital Heart Disease, Journal of the American Heart Association. 2015;4:e002043

Huidong Jia, Massimo Caputo, and Mohamed T Ghorbel, Stem cells in vascular graft tissue engineering for congenital heart surgery, Interventional Cardiology, December 2013 ,Vol. 5, No. 6 , Pages 647-662 (doi: 10.2217/ica.13.77)

Hannah Moir, Lee Butcher, Ken P. Jones, Michael G. Hughes, Huw Neale, Huidong Jia, Zuleikha Al-Ismaily, Richard Webb, AMPK inactivation in mononuclear cells: a potential intracellular mechanism for exercise-induced immunosuppression. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2008 Feb;33(1):75-85. doi: 10.1139/H07-135


Conference Proceedings

Pulmonary artery reconstruction using cord blood-derived multipotent stem cells in vitro and in vivo study, The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) and the European Society of Gene & Cell Therapy (ESGCT) joint international symposium, September, 2016

In vivo implantation of tissue engineered vascular graft using newborn piglet peripheral blood derived stem cells: a proof of concept study, International Society for Stem Cell Research Annual conference, June, 2015

Derivation of mesenchymal stem cells from human embryonic stem cells - First author of the poster, British Society for Matrix Biology annual conference, Cardiff, Sept. 2008


Conference Presentations

Perinatal tissue-derived stem cells exhibit great potential in vascular graft tissue engineering for paediatric surgery, Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery 2014