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SELECTBIO Conferences BioMEMS, Microfluidics & Biofabrication: Technologies and Applications

Joyce Wong's Biography



Joyce Wong, Professor, Boston University

Dr. Wong is a Professor in Biomedical Engineering (BME) and a College of Engineering Distinguished Faculty Fellow at Boston University. Dr. Wong’s research focuses on the development of biomaterials to probe how structure, material properties and composition of the cell-biomaterial interface affect fundamental cellular processes. Her current research interests include pediatric vascular tissue engineering; theranostics for cardiovascular disease and cancer; and engineering biomimetic systems to study atherosclerosis and cancer metastasis. Her research has been funded by NIH, NSF, NASA, DOE, and industry. She received a NSF CAREER Award, Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professorship, Dupont Young Professor Award, and a Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award. She is a Fellow of AIMBE (American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering) and a Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society. Dr. Wong is currently co-director of BU’s Affinity Research Collaborative in Nanotheranostics. Dr. Wong is also Director of a new initiative to advance women in STEM fields at Boston University at all levels (ARROWS: Advance, Recruit, Retain & Organize Women in STEM).

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Microfabricated Systems to Study Cancer Metastasis

Friday, 17 March 2017 at 09:30

Add to Calendar ▼2017-03-17 09:30:002017-03-17 10:30:00Europe/LondonMicrofabricated Systems to Study Cancer MetastasisSELECTBIOenquiries@selectbiosciences.com

In this talk, I will describe our recent work in which we have developed simple microfabricated systems in which cancer cells interact with niche cells and other models of microenvironments that can be easily microfabricated. More complex systems can be developed to look at isolated steps in the metastasis process. Finally, I will describe our work that integrates simple tissues on a chip with optimization of drug delivery carriers and imaging contrast agents.


Add to Calendar ▼2017-03-16 00:00:002017-03-17 00:00:00Europe/LondonBioMEMS, Microfluidics and Biofabrication: Technologies and ApplicationsSELECTBIOenquiries@selectbiosciences.com