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Joyce Wong's Biography



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

Dr. Joyce Y. Wong (Fellow AAAS, AIMBE, BMES) is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering, and a College of Engineering Distinguished Faculty Fellow at Boston University. Her research is in the area of developing biomaterials for the early detection and treatment of disease. Her current projects include bioengineered patches for congenital heart defects in pediatric patients, targeted ultrasound theranostic agents to treat abdominal surgical adhesions, and targeted nanoparticle magnetic resonance imaging contrast agents for early detection of cardiovascular disease. She has published over 100 peer-reviewed publications, 11 pending or issued patents (is a graduate of the NSF I-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 Associate Editor of the Journal of Biomedical Materials (Institute of Physics). 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).

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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 TechnologySELECTBIOenquiries@selectbiosciences.com

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 EngineeringSELECTBIOenquiries@selectbiosciences.com