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Joyce Wong's Biography

Joyce Wong, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering, Boston University

Dr. Joyce Y. Wong is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering at Boston University. She is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), and the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES). Her research is in the area of developing biomaterials for the early detection and treatment of disease. Her current projects include pediatric bioengineered blood vessel patches, ultrasound contrast agents to detect and treat abdominal surgical adhesions, and biomaterials for reproductive health. She has published over 100 peer-reviewed publications, 11 pending or issued patents, a graduate of the NSF Innovation-CORPS program, and has mentored over 100 trainees. In 2017 she received the Charles DeLisi Distinguished Lecture and Award, the highest honor in Boston University’s College of Engineering. She is on the editorial board of several journals and in 2017 was a Volume Organizer for the Materials Research Society Bulletin. She is an Associate Editor of the journal Drug Delivery and Translational Research. In 2014, as the Inaugural Director of a Boston University Provost Initiative promoting women in STEM at all levels, she launched ARROWS (Advance, Recruit, Retain & Organize Women in STEM). In 2018, she received the Advocate of the Year AWARD from BU GWISE (Graduate Women in Science and Engineering). In 2019, she led the BU team in receiving an AAAS SEA (STEM Equity Achievement) Change Bronze Award. She most recently became Director of Outreach for BU’s NASA-funded SHIELD DRIVE Science Center. She is currently Chair of College of Fellows for AIMBE. In 2020, she received the Clemson Award for Basic Research from the Society for Biomaterials.

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Vascular and Myocardial Patches Using Cell Sheet Technology

Tuesday, 27 March 2018 at 14:00

Add to Calendar ▼2018-03-27 14:00:002018-03-27 15:00:00Europe/LondonVascular and Myocardial Patches Using Cell Sheet

A major challenge in vascular tissue engineering has been the ability to preserve the organization of native vessels in engineered tissues. We hypothesize that the structural organization of cells and extracellular matrix are critical for achieving functional mechanical properties of the tissue. In addition, our studies have demonstrated that cell phenotype is modulated by physiochemical properties of the underlying substrate. We have developed several methods to generate cell sheets that can be micropatterned and stacked in desired orientations. In addition, we have recently designed and fabricated a novel tissue stretching device that can measure the mechanical properties of single cell sheets. To our knowledge, the ability to test the mechanics of single cell sheets has not been reported yet; this will be important for computational models we are developing to aid in vascular tissue engineering. We will also discuss a novel cell source for myocardial patches and a bioMEMS device that can be used to assess how well specific cell sources perform in terms of physiological function under conditions relevant for patient implantation.

Add to Calendar ▼2018-03-26 00:00:002018-03-27 00:00:00Europe/London3D-Bioprinting and Tissue