ForeverMissed
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This tribute was added by Yibo Li on March 18, 2020
今日突然得知Dr. Xie去世的噩耗,彻夜难眠。我是三年前作为访学来到MIIR完成毕业实习的,从一到美国开始您就对我们百般照顾,请我们吃晚餐、给我们买球票、陪我们散步,帮助我们快速融入美国的新生活。你常常会在Lab meeting上停下来问我们问题,让我们积极参与讨论,还记得有一次你问到蛋白质加热之后会怎么样,我说precipitate,你夸我smart,之后每当我遇到困难时我总会想起这个画面,告诉自己我能行。MIIR这三个多月是我真正科研训练的开端,为我后来的研究生生活奠定了坚实的基础。一直想着找个时间回去看看,没曾想……愿您在天堂一切安好!

Rest in Peace, Dr. Xie!

Yibo
This tribute was added by Andrew Chen on March 14, 2020
Dr. Xie and his family have been some of our closest friends for literally as long as I can remember. I was in preschool when we moved into a house on the same street as them. I have fond childhood memories of having dinner with their family...I was a big fan of the pork ribs and cheese soup he made. Afterwards we would play board games or watch movies while the adults played cards. Without fail, Dr. Xie would always have a humorous comment ready to share at our gatherings. For example, once I was in high school he often happily offered me a beer.

I am also one of those many family friends who made the rite of passage through his research lab. I was maybe a high school sophomore then. It was my first time learning what research was, and from my few weeks there I could tell that Dr. Xie really cared about his work. I was tired out by riding in the car for an hour each morning and evening, let alone driving it and doing a full day's work. I also realized that Dr. Xie wanted his students to succeed and improve. I recall him reading my first write-up on a research article and saying that as a professor he thought I did a solid job, but if he were my parent reading it would make him want to spank me.

Later, I did more lab research in college, and ultimately went to medical school. While there's no chance I would touch basic science research again, I've taken quite a liking to clinical research and hope he would take some satisfaction in that (but maybe not!). As I continue learning to take care of patients, I remember those who helped me get here, including Dr. Xie.

I had hoped to make it to the memorial but unfortunately wasn't able to attend, so wanted to say that I have cherished memories of Dr. Xie and his family. I won't forget them.

Andrew Chen
This tribute was added by Yahong W on February 23, 2020
Dear Jian:
今晚晓亮打电话告诉我, 你们的paper 终于被Science Advances接收了。我的泪水顿时涌了出来....
你的新理论终于被人接受了。这是你30多年的努力和付出,你始终坚信你的理念,无论别人如何排斥你,孤立你,你告诉我,你不在乎他们。 你好坚强。 记得吗?我曾鼓励你 :Don’t wrong, you lost just a battle now, but you will win a war if you believe the trues. 你终于赢了。我为你高兴!为你自豪!
多想亲亲你! 看到你欣慰的一笑!
我的笑容被泪水代替了.....
为你斟上一杯酒。
你的Hong
2-21-2020
This tribute was added by Jing Chen on February 12, 2020
It is so shocking and saddening to hear the news about Jian from Sandrine. Even though I've known Jian for only 2 years through work and remote collaboration, he has impressed me very much as a talented and brilliant scientist, a dedicated teacher, an effective collaborator, and a kind gentleman. My most heartfelt sympathy goes out to Yahong, Jian's family and colleagues. He will be truly missed. 
This tribute was added by Meilan Shen on February 8, 2020
我们和子建虽然见面不多,但是通过和亚红的聊天及别人的交通,觉得子建不仅是一位模范丈夫和一位严慈的父亲,他更是一位杰出的教授和科学家。我们非常悲痛癌症使他英年早逝,这不仅仅是亚红朋友巨大的损失,也是我们侨居美国的中国人的损失,也是科学界的巨大损失。
This tribute was added by Changjun Yang on February 8, 2020
Jian,请允许我这样继续称呼您,当我抵达上海在酒店清晨醒来时,得知您的消息,瞬间觉得胸口很闷透不过气,原本以为回美后找机会再去陪您聊聊天,可这一切竟成为了一种奢求。2005年5月25日至2007年5月31日在您的实验室里做交换生,是我学生时代度过的最美好时光,您学术严谨、生活简单的态度令我受益匪浅,您的一言一行在我脑海里依旧是那样的清晰,能成为您指导的学生是我莫大的荣幸。记得2007年5月底离开实验室回国前一天,您带我去学校的shopping store让我选一件礼物,我说:“Jian,不用了,您已经送我非常精美的水晶玻璃球了,这个原本只有您的学生毕业答辩后您才颁发的礼物,我已经提前拿到了,这是您对我在您实验室里工作的最大认可了”。完了,您说:Changjun, you do not want to make my life to be complicated, right?我说:“那好吧,那我选一条带UT logo的领带吧,我回国答辩时可以带”。那是一条金黄色的领带,我依然保留着,因为它意义非凡。您知道吗,后来每当我送好朋友一些小礼物时,他们会说昌军好朋友间不用这么客气的。我就把导师您说过的话对朋友再转述一遍: you do not want to make my life to be complicated, right?一句简单的话,让彼此双方感觉是那样的舒服。所有的这些过往点点滴滴,想忘是忘不掉的,非常遗憾没有见上您最后一面,希望您在另一个世界一切安好,大家相见的那一天,您依旧是我最敬佩的恩师!
This tribute was added by Yahong W on February 7, 2020
没成想,我也走进了失眠的人海之中。曾以为我有好基因,天塌五雷轰都能倒头就睡。建走了。才领悟到,原来是他的存在,我才有了一个安逸平静的心态,才有一个香甜的睡眠。

建,你还能回到我身边吗?想你!红。
2-7-2020

I have never thought, that I would have become one of those suffering from long, sleepless nights. I thought I had the good fortune to sleep anywhere and anytime, even during the heaviest thunderstorms. After Jian left, then I realized, it was because of him, that I could feel at peace and have sweet dreams. Jian, can you come back to me again? I miss you! 2/7/20.
This tribute was added by Liqun Cao on February 2, 2020
It was a well-attended celebration of your life, Lao Xie. You would be very proud of Joe and all of your family members. I met many of your friends, neighbours, colleagues and former students. The vivid life of yours was relived.

Like Sheng and Wei’s comments, I recalled your peering gaze after you gave us a glass of wine to taste. As we murmured and could not express ourselves clearly, you would smile and encouragingly say, “Come on, you know better than this.”

You had impact so many people’s lives and we are very fortunate to be part of your life.

Liqun and Meiling
This tribute was added by Jiang Tian on February 2, 2020
Jian, we celebrated your life yesterday at a place you are familiar with. I met so many old friends, each one of them reminds me of you. They are your friends, colleagues, and students. I worked with you for 22 years. 22-year is not a short time in a person’s life. I don’t know how much you influenced me, I remember one time David told me “you talk like Jian”. I know even at the last few days of your life, you still cares me and my work. I know we gathered here yesterday, not to say goodbye to you, but to celebrate your beautiful life. We know we will see you again and we will remember all you have taught us.
This tribute was added by Yaqi Zhu on February 1, 2020
This is Yaqi, Yahong’s high schoolmate even though we didn’t know at the time until we became friends in Ann Arbor. On behalf of my husband Ying Yuan and several our former Pfizer colleagues and friends, Xiaodan Ren, Xianxian Zheng and Ling Li, I would like to say few words. Today we are celebrating Jian’s extraordinary life, at meanwhile we have to say something about Yahong. Yes she is Jian’s loving wife, they raised two wonderful sons, she also has her own career as a biologist. This is a happy family, husband achieved huge success in science, two kids became or soon become medical doctors. As we all knew, Yahong is not aggressive but quiet. Quietly made all the family business done, quietly took good care of her husband, her sons, her and Jian’s nephews, quietly support them in all aspects. She is a great contributor to their family’s happinesses. Can’t imagine all the family success if without Yahong’s efforts and supports. Yahong, Jian is the lucky one to have you as his wife. He is in heaven now, eventually we’ll be all united there. But in this moment and coming days, months and years, you still have all of us, your good friends. We’ll be here for you. Be strong! We all love you and will forever miss Jian.
This tribute was added by Yahong W on January 31, 2020
亚红,真不知道用什么方式来安慰你。任聪和我每天都在念叨你们一家人。30年前在Toledo 与子健和你及家人度过的那些时光让人难以忘怀。我们的孩子们在一起摸爬滚打,大人们钓鱼,包饺子,聊着家常话,打地铺的曰子也过得欢乐无比,一幕幕就像发生在昨天一样!让我们怎么会相信子健走了?他的音容笑貌时时都浮现在我们面前。What we once enjoyed , we can never loss; All the time we spent together becomes a part of us. 让绽放的鲜花带去我们的思念,子健永远活在我们的心间!

永远的朋友:任聪,淑英
This tribute was added by Haiyan QianHappy1128 on January 30, 2020
悼念大学同学谢子健。
犹记四十年前一起攻读的校园时光。
闻君毕业后仍孜孜不倦于求索学问,秉承着当年的理想抱负。
人生不相见,见时鬓发蒼。而你书生意气犹在。
我们在海外的一众77学子,与你身同其境,心同其境,为你是我们的杰出代表而深感骄傲!
只叹学友壮志未酬身先去,但你好学则裕,精神永存。
谨此致以敬悼和哀思。
中国药科大学药学系771班钱海燕
This tribute was added by Haiming Chen on January 29, 2020
We first met Zijian and his family in 2006. We are neighbors and good friends since then. We always see them walking in the neighborhood. Zijian,we call him 老谢,in addition to his success in science, will be remembered forever as a gentleman with a smiley face and a character of deep humor. He was a fine wine lover, and created arts displaying the numerous bottle corks he collected. We talked a lot about organic gardening, and loved him to come to our garden for a few hot peppers or anything he liked. We enjoyed his 高超的厨艺 at dinners in his house. Just a couple of months ago, we had the pleasure to be invited to have dinner with him and his wife, Yahong, in their house. As always, we enjoyed the dishes he made, stat of the art of cooking. We cannot believe he will not come to our backyard garden for a bunch of hot peppers or other vegetables he liked. 老谢,you will be remembered forever by us.

Haiming Chen and Nulang Wang
This tribute was added by Raul Zaguilan on January 27, 2020
It was with great sadness that we received the news that Jian has passed away. One of us (Souad) know him for 20 years, while attending a meeting on his most passionate work on Na/K-ATPase (pumping or not pumping). I introduced Jian to my husband (Raul) later and we both were fascinated by his warm personality and his ingenuity to pursue new ideas on how pumps worked. We will certainly will remember Jian with great affection and will never forget him. Our deepest condolences to his family,

Souad R Sennoune & Raul Martinez-Zaguilan
This tribute was added by Qiuping Dai on January 26, 2020
惊闻谢教授去世的消息,非常悲痛!
这几年没有联系,不曾想到他已重病缠身,怎么也无法与他那高大威武的形象联系起来。
记得那是在2002年,在谢教授的恩师--戴寅先生(国务院参事)的介绍下,我们在上海相识了。后来,他多次访问上海,我也应邀到他的实验室做访问学者。我们成为了好朋友。
谢教授不仅学识渊博、事业有成,并且非常热爱生活,他为人谦和、率直,脸上永远洋溢着阳光般灿烂的微笑,让人感觉无比温暖。
我们为失去这样一位好朋友、好师长、好教授而哭泣!
谢教授安息吧!我们永远怀念您!

戴秋萍,2020.1.27,于上海,同济大学
This tribute was added by Jianzhen Xie on January 26, 2020
我们生活在美国中西部一个人口不到一万的小镇,中国人很 少。为了方便儿子上学,1999年的一天,我们到一个新区看房子。看到一个亚洲模样的父亲和他的两个儿子在家门前打蓝球,而且他的小儿子看上去与我们大儿子同龄,7,8 岁的样子。虽然当时没有说上话,但这画面让人感到温馨,安全。我们立刻决定在这个小区买房。这是我们第一次见到子建。

以后我们和子建夫妇成了邻居,朋友。我们一起玩牌,散步,踏青,赏秋,打排球,打高尔夫球,带孩子们一起到密西根湖边野营。

子建,你是我们20多年的朋友,你给我们留下许多美好的记忆,你永远活在我们心中!

谢建珍,陈晓路

We live in a small Midwest town with few residents of Asian descent. One day in 1999, we went to a new subdivision to look for a house. As we drove through the neighborhood, we saw an Asian looking man playing basketball with his young sons in their driveway. The younger son was my older son’s age, 7, 8 years old. Although we didn’t talk, the scene gave us a sense of warmth and safety. So we decided to buy a house in the neighborhood. That was the first time we saw Zijian.

Later on, Zijian and his family became our neighbors and friends. Together, we played cards, walked, hiked to enjoy the spring flowers and fall colors, played volleyball, golf, and took the kids camping on Lake Michigan…

Zijian, you have been our friend for over 20 years and have left us many beautiful memories, you will be forever in our heart!

Jianzhen Xie & Xiaolu Chen
This tribute was added by Xin Li on January 26, 2020
舅舅 小时候第一次见面 觉得你带着墨镜很帅 后来长大了一点 更觉得你聪明幽默 总能对我有所启发 更长大一点以后 才渐渐感受到你对身边所有人的关爱 不论是你实验室的学生同事 还是对你的亲人 在美国十多年 你把我当作你的孩子一般关怀 在我人生中的几个关键点 都有你的操劳 舅舅谢谢了 愿你一路走好 也愿我能在未来继续你对家人 同事 和 生活的这份热情和关爱
This tribute was added by Yahong W on January 26, 2020

My Best Friend Zijian

The picture of smiling Zijian brings vivid memory of his trademark, yet a deep sadness creeps in my heart and I couldn't help blaming him for presenting such a heavy topic to me, life and death, only this time Zijian isn't there to help me.

Zijian is one of my best friends, which I have much stringent criteria more than just dining, wining, partying, which are important for being friends. Zijian is really an excellent party animal, he has the ability to enjoy the finer things in life and he can bring his friends into the enjoyment as well, an quality not too many people possess.

A best friend is more, a best friend has the ability to impact your life journey, like Zijian.

Zijian was ahead of me for 2-3 years in graduate school, so when I graduated, he was already joined the ranks of junior bosses. At that time, the Chinese economy just began to take off and Zijian was quick to feel the excitement and explored the feasibility of a biotech venture in China with local business leaders. I was part of the team Zijian had assembled and had opportunity to witness his business acumen in first hand. Although the venture didn't fly for various reasons and Zijan decided to focus on his academic career instead. But this invaluable experience with Zijan planted an entrepreneur bug in my heart. I eventually started my own biotech company after I left Toledo.

That shared experience with Zijian was instrumental for my career selection and changed my life forever. Thank you, Zijian.

A best friend can help you to understand and enjoy life better, like Zijian.

Zijian is known for his bourgeois taste even in graduate school. Yet I was completely dumbfounded years later when we met again to dine in a restaurant. Zijian was already a professor then and he proudly showed off his knowledge and taste for all kinds drinks, martini for appetite, white to match with seafood, red to match with steak, the difference and beauty of whisky, rum, gin, vodka, and when to drink these. Last, but not least, dessert wine. To me, Zijian must have mastered the drinking, no wonder he became a productive professor. It also clarified my confusion i had since I started graduate school, when my advisor expressed his serious concern that no one in the lab was enjoying drinking. Now I understand, a good professor isn't measured by how many papers he has published, rather, he is judged by his appreciation of drinking culture.

Well, jokes aside, the simple fact that Zijian enjoyed and knew how to drink was the reflection of his deep appreciation of what life can provide. He treated every moment as present, just as Master Wu Gui advised in Kong Fu Panda.  Even he was already ill, Zijian still organized a wonderful golf trip to North Michigan with a few friends. During the trip, he was the one to book the hotel, to show us the sites and local taste, to challenge us with golf course of various styles, to make sure every one was taken care of and happy. Best of all, to enjoy the time together. Yet he was ill and in pain the whole time.

That is Zijan I know, appreciate finer things in life and share his enjoyment with his friends.

I am greatly grateful with Zijian as our best friend. Now he moves on to somewhere else better, but we are still here to be just like him, to appreciate and to enjoy what life can and will provide.

William Lee and Hong Chang
This tribute was added by Tanoya H. on January 26, 2020
I appreciated our talks, encouragement, wisdom, and for taking me in as a his graduate student. Dr. Xie gave me an opportunity and that’s all some people need and that’s what I needed. What you taught me I now instill in my students. This “Young Lady” as you called me has finally learned discipline :) You will be missed! 
This tribute was added by Jinsong Hao on January 25, 2020
Dr. Xie,

听到您离开的消息,心中非常的难过,无法用言语表达。我们非常幸运在Marshall与您相遇,让我们永远有了一位可敬的良师益友。连日来您的音容笑貌常常浮现在我们眼前,很难控制我们的悲伤。在科学事业上您一丝不苟执著追求,生活上您风度儒雅平易近人,这些都深深影响我们并成为我们学习的榜样。

还记得在我们离开Huntington之前您在Country Club为我们送行。虽然重病在身,在我们面前您依然点着美食谈笑风生,还关心我们的生活和未来,我们牢记着您的每一句嘱咐和劝勉。您叫我们要学打Golf,我们现在已经在学习Golf了。真的不愿意接受那是我们见的最后一面。

谢教授一路走好,天堂安息。愿您的发现和研究造福人类。我们永远怀念您!

澜清,劲松
This tribute was added by Yahong W on January 25, 2020
前天Dr.Xie的学生打电话给我,告知他去世的消息,我和谭涛感到非常震惊和痛心!虽然我认识Dr.Xie时间不长,见面的次数也不算多。但他的儒雅和渊博的学识给我留下了深刻的印象。他是我合作过的最好的学者!他给我树立了我一生学习的榜样!愿Dr. Xie一路走好!天堂没有病痛!也请您节哀,千万保重身体!
学生:朱骅,谭涛
This tribute was added by Yahong W on January 25, 2020
近期太忙、微信刷屏、迟复为歉 去亲自送子健兄的愿望只能放弃,我们现在不能出武汉,只能遥拜他一路走好。我写了一首悼念子健的藏头诗,几天前已给吴淮亮,他让我找与子健的照片,一直没时间弄,子健离去、真的痛彻心扉
谢宴未竟君先去
子哀尘间失俊杰
健在我辈与谁饮
兄台天堂人不缺
千年至交痛彻骨
古今佳话难再叙
金银虽多徒挂壁
润情于心泪沾襟
铭记笑颜梦颇连
拜望落日辉相映
祭酒与尔共婵娟

兄弟:金润铭
This tribute was added by Jin Cao on January 25, 2020
Words can’t express my deepest sorrow when I heard Jian’s passing. Jian is one of the people who had profound impact on my life. Thirty years ago, when I decided to come to the United States as many Chinese youth did then, Jian helped me to get enrolled in Medical College of Ohio starting a new life in the New World. He made my dream come true. Many years went by, I always remember the things Jian and Yahong did for me. I’ll treasure these memories in my heart forever. Jian, Rest In Peace.
This tribute was added by Jiang Tian on January 24, 2020
值此新春佳节,愿天上人间,共享美好!
This tribute was added by Judy Heiny on January 24, 2020
Jijian was a wonderful collaborator, scientist and friend. I always admired his energy, his pioneering spirit, and his ability to think outside the box. His discoveries advanced a whole new field of Na pump signaling. He is greatly missed.
This tribute was added by Amy Melton on January 23, 2020
Dr. Xie was a brilliant scientist and one of the kindest men I think I've ever met. Even throughout his prolonged illness, he and his team continued to work toward treatments for diabetes, obesity, various cancers, uremic cardiomyopathy and retinopathy. I feel honored to have had the opportunity to work with him on his multiple patent applications. Rest in peace Jian. I have no doubt your research advances will continue to impact patients for years to come.
This tribute was added by Wei Li on January 23, 2020
痛失良师益友,心中悲痛无以言表!谢老师一路走好!--李伟
This tribute was added by Lily Liu on January 23, 2020
你是一位真正的科学家,最好的师长和朋友,不会忘记你谈起工作时眼里的光,明亮的笑容,那些满满正能量的话,会激励我一直努力着。你也是一位生活家,享受美食、美酒和golf,enjoy your life and your family,乐观的生活态度也会一直影响我。这不是告别,我们还会再相见。你不在的日子,大家一定会更努力的生活,虽然偶尔会哭泣,但会笑得更多、活得更坚强,这是对所受的爱的报答。 Miss u.
This tribute was added by Joseph Shapiro on January 22, 2020
For Jian


Jian was Mozart.
His mind so rare.
And G-d laid down
The wonders of the universe
At his feet.

Born to understand biology
And define love.
He stayed as long as he could –
For us.

His ideas require we incorporate
Them
Into our paradigm of understanding.

Jian took us to the edge of the known universe
And then one step beyond -
Where he wanted to be.
Science and wonder --
Shout for Joy!

He is not gone –
His love is alive in our hearts.
But the sorrow we bear -
The rain in our hearts-
Runs to the Ocean.
So deep,
The sorrow that we keep.

Be brave….darkness has its teaching.
Love never passes -
It is never gone.
It is alive in eternity.

We shall meet again, dear friend.


Composed by Mary Shapiro
This tribute was added by Guo-Zhang Zhu on January 22, 2020
We are deeply saddened by the news of Dr. Xie passing. The pump field just lost its greatest pump!
It's an honor to know you and have you as our dear colleague and friend. Please accept our condolences and we will truly miss you.
This tribute was added by Yingnyu Gao on January 22, 2020
进入实验室两年,一直被您对科研的热情和渊博的知识所深深折服。听到消息的前两晚,我都梦到了您,梦到您来实验室,带着您熟悉的笑容来指导我们的实验。听到消息的那一刻,我脑袋里仍然回想的是您的音容笑貌,我不能接受再也看不到您的笑容,听不到您的教诲。您是一位真正的科学家,您的精神将会影响我们一生,愿您一路走好。
This tribute was added by Yanling Yan on January 22, 2020

Dear Dr. Xie,

When sending you an email, saying “Happy New Year,” your quick reply made me very happy because that indicated you were ok. Until now, I cannot believe I could not see you again. My husband and I planned to visit you during the traditional Chinese New Year. It is so sad that it could not come true.

I still remember your lecture, “No pump, no life” when I pursuit my Ph.D. degree at the University of Toledo ten years ago. That was so impressive! You are not only one of my committees, but you also are and will forever be one of my role models. I much appreciate you for recognizing me, encouraging me, and supporting me all the time. I never forget the Aha moment and the moment of truth when you came up with a fantastic idea. It is so touching that you always care about our time, our efforts, and my family that much. I have learned a lot from you, even if I missed some chance. Your enthusiasm for life and scientific research, your resilience, and your perseverance have been inspiring us. With all these incredible legacy, we will keep moving on------

The time we have is never enough.
The love we have is never-ending.
You are never forgotten, Dr. Xie.
May you rest in peace in heaven!

Dengyue and Yanling

This tribute was added by Leandro Augusto on January 22, 2020
I met Dr. Xie in 2000 on my first trip to the United States. In 2004, when I returned for a period of 6 months in Toledo, I was able to have more contact with him. For me it was great to be able to work close to my heroes who managed to revolutionize the understanding of how Na, K-ATPase works. This certainly defined the way I think and had a profound impact on my training as a researcher and teacher. The last time I met Dr. Xie was in Kansas City in 2014 at a dinner party. As always he had a smile on his face and was discussing science with a lot of humor. The world certainly needs more people like Dr Xie and I hope he rests in peace.

Leandro Barbosa
This tribute was added by Andrew Beavis on January 22, 2020
The first time I met Jian was in the 1980’s when he arrived at the Medical College of Ohio (now part of the University of Toledo) as a graduate student. The last time I saw him was last summer, when as a proud father, he hooded his youngest son Jeffery as he graduated with MD and PhD degrees from the same school. Jian was always a very active participant in our department both as student and then faculty member. He was not only an accomplished scientist, but also an enthusiastic, effective and popular teacher both in the classroom and laboratory. Jian made many lives richer. He was one of the best.
This tribute was added by Diana Maue on January 22, 2020
Dr. Xie had a beautiful mind, heart, and smile. His smile could light up a room and all the souls in it. I remember thinking that Dr. Xie could choose to be intimidating to others because of his brilliant mind. He was anything but. His talent to make others feel comfortable in his presence while still challenging them to think and move forward was inspirational. I always felt comfortable recommending prospective students to learn from him and his lab because of his brilliance, demeanor and love for learning.

Over the last couple of years, I also got to see him out and about on campus and in the community with his lovely wife. Dr. Xie's smile and warmth will be missed by many, including me. I am grateful that I got to learn from him. Dr. Xie's impact in this earthly world was great and will be for years to come.

My condolences to Dr. Xie's family and scientific family. - Diana Maue
This tribute was added by Hua Shen on January 21, 2020
子建, 在我心里,你从未走远。我为你祈祷,愿你在天堂安息。你会被我们深深怀念,直到永远。
Dear Zijian, You have never left in my heart. I will say a prayer. May you rest in peace and comfort. You will be sorely missed, last forever.
This tribute was added by Maosheng Duan on January 21, 2020
Dear Dr. Xie:

   We just had a phone conversion with you on Dec. 28th. We scheduled to visit you in January, which now sadly became an impossible wish! You devoted your life to your loved science until the last minute. Your scientific wisdom, your never-stopping chasing truths' spirit and your full heart friendship are forever missed! 

  Dr. Xie, may you rest in peace.

               Your friends: Maosheng Duan, Yinghong Zhang
This tribute was added by Hongwei Yu on January 21, 2020
We were so saddened by the loss of Dr Xie. My wife and I met him around 2013 right after he moved to Marshall. We had several opportunities to interact with him and his sweet wife over dinner times. My daughter and I also met him at the Guyan for brunch, and he talked about how proud he was of his two sons and how he wished they were geographically closer to him. We are so touched by his contagious smiles and enthusiasm. I was very impressed by his exquisite ability to simplify the complex machinery of the sodium potassium pump, and his vision of how it has other function as a signaling molecule. I consider Dr Xie as a brilliant scientist. There is no doubt that his passing is a great loss to our University. Heaven has received a new son of Marshall, and rest in peace, Dr Xie!
This tribute was added by Jianhang Jia on January 21, 2020
It was with great sadness to hear. Although I knew Dr. Xie for just 2-3 years, I can tell that he is such a wonderful person. My thoughts and prayers are with Dr. Xie. May God give him the comfort and peace.
With heartfelt sympathy.
JJ
This tribute was added by Moumita Banerjee on January 21, 2020
Dr. Xie was like a father to us, his students. He was an extraordinary scientist with great mind and wisdom, and an exceptionally kind person. He will forever be in our heart and mind. Rest in peace!!!
This tribute was added by Gary Rankin on January 21, 2020
It was very sad news for my wife and I to hear that Dr. Xie had passed away after his battle with pancreatic cancer, and that we would no longer be greeted by his infectious smile and enthusiasm for life and his work.

He was truly a scholar and leader at Marshall University, reorganizing MIIR and bringing together a core group of exceptional scientists to further health research. He was respected by all who came in contact with him and has left his handprint on Marshall through the many successes that he had.

Beyond the science, he was a pleasure to spend time with. He introduced me to many of the teas of China and taught me how to enjoy them. We talked about a wide range of subjects in the times I met with him, and I always learned something new each time we met. I will miss those times together.

HIs passing is a loss to all of us. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
This tribute was added by Luis Eduardo Quintas on January 21, 2020
I first met Zijian in 2006, when I chose to spend my sabbatical in his lab at the University of Toledo. I was fascinated by the new way of seeing the function of a very old and investigated cell transporter, Na/K-ATPase. What I found there was a kind brilliant scientist, who had always new perspectives that made us think out of the box. He was also a great leader, and transformed controversial ideas into groundbreaking solid concepts. He left us too early, but his ideas will stay forever and his legacy will be remembered.
Here from Brazil we would like to offer Yahong and his sons our deepest and most sincere condolences 

Luis and Eliana
This tribute was added by Yoann Sottejeau on January 20, 2020
Unfortunately it’s time to say goodbye Dr Xie. During our years in your lab, you were very supportive and always there. Without Familly in USA, the lab was our family. You were part of this family, your kindness, your smile and BBQ salmon will stay in our memory. It’s was a honor for us to work in your lab.

Good Bye Dr Xie !

Our first thoughts go to Yahong, Joe & Jeff to whom we convey our deepest condolences.

Aude & Yoann
This tribute was added by Juan Shi on January 20, 2020
子建:此时不知该对你说些什么,只是仍难以相信你已经离开。南药同窗四年,一起上课、自习、采药、做实验,学生时代一起登泰山时的囊中羞涩,离校之后同游园明园时老莫餐厅的“大餐”,毕业30年后同学聚会时的豪饮...... 一切仿佛就是昨天,时间虽流逝了40年,但记忆中的你没变。愿你在天堂不再有病痛,继续研究你所痴迷的钠钾转换。—- 时涓
This tribute was added by Pauline Marck on January 20, 2020
It was a pleasure to have Dr. Xie as a mentor during 3 years. I will remember him for his love of science and the scientific projects in progress in our lab. I learned a lot with him. He was very generous in every day life by sharing his passion like the golf. He tried very hard to convert me but I was more interested in driving the golf cart. He also enjoyed sharing good meals and drinks and helped me discover the American lifestyle. All my thoughts to his family and scientific family.
This tribute was added by Sonia Najjar on January 19, 2020
Dear Jian:
It is so hard to believe that you are gone home, but it is easy to imagine you in heaven looking down at us with your angelic smile! Rest In Peace my dear friend ! We will miss you so dearly!
This tribute was added by Heying Qian on January 19, 2020
不愿相信你走的消息,三十多年前一起在北京读研究生院,十几年前你和夫人及孩子们来参观Yale, 过了几年你又来Yale作学术报告,又过几年热情招待我介绍的同学的孩子……,一切依然列列在目,仿佛就在昨天,时间和距离从不会淡化我们的同窗友情。敬佩你终身献给科学,硕果累累,热爱家庭,教子有方,热忱待友,你做了那么多,太累了,好好休息,我永远的同窗好友!钱荷英
This tribute was added by Shaomeng Wang on January 19, 2020
I met Jian (as I always called him) about 10 years ago, initially through mutual love of golf but quickly became very close friends. Jian was a fine scientist and a true gentleman. He treated his friends with gentleness, respect and true love. Jian will be forever remembered for his love of life and appreciation of fine wine. Jian was a most wonderful husband and great father. Jian was a superb mentor and has trained a large number of scientists, who will undoubtedly carry on his scientific legacy. Jian left us with a great amount of love and many fine memories. Jian had a wonderful life and was a true winner.

Jian: You will be forever remembered and missed by me and my wife Julie and all of your friends!

Your friend, Shaomeng Wang
This tribute was added by Alan-Yiliang Chen on January 19, 2020
听到消息难过的无以复加。谢老师是我的博士生导师,我毕业离开后还是受到您的照顾和帮助。谢谢您对我这多年的关心和指导。我把您看成半个父亲。没想到这么快您就离我们而去。但愿您在天堂里好好安息不再费心劳神。
This tribute was added by Liqun Cao on January 19, 2020
Dr. Xie was a path finder. He devoted his last ten years to the discovery of alternative mechanisms for Sodium-potassium conversion and had made important breakthrough. He left us too early. We will miss his bright smile at parties and his lab will miss his brilliant leadership.
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