Lixia Jia, Ph.D.

Home town: Dongtai, People's Republic of China


B.Sc.: Microbiology, Fudan University

M. Sc.: Microbiology and Biochemistry, Shanghai Institute of Pharmaceutical Industry

Advisor: Professor Chunbao Zhu

Thesis: Avermectins biosynthesis genes characterization and genetic engineering in Streptomyces avermitilis.

Ph.D.: Molecular Biology, Marquette University

Advisor: Professor Rosemary Stuart

Dissertation: Function of Oxa1 complex in the biogenesis of proteins synthesized in the yeast mitochondria


Jia L, Dienhart M, Schramp M, McCauley M, Hell K, Stuart RA. Yeast Oxa1 interacts with mitochondrial ribosomes: the importance of the C-terminal region of Oxa1. EMBO J. 2003, 22: 6438-6447.

Jia L, Dienhart M, Stuart RA. 2007. Oxa1 directly interacts with Atp9 and mediates its assembly into the F1Fo-ATP Synthase. Mol. Biol. Cell. 18(5):1897-1908.

Jia L, Kaur J, Stuart RA. 2009. Mapping of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae Oxa1-Mitochondrial Ribosome Interface and Identification of MrpL40, a Ribosomal Protein in Close Proximity to Oxa1 and Critical for Oxidative Phosphorylation Complex Assembly. Eukaryot. Cell. 8(11):1792–1802.

Jia L, Linder ME, Blumer KJ. 2011. Gi/o signaling and the palmitoyltransferase DHHC2 regulate palmitate cycling and shuttling of RGS7-family binding protein. J Biol Chem. 2011 Feb 22. [Epub ahead of print].