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SELECTBIO Conferences Innovations in Microfluidics 2023

Mingming Wu's Biography

Mingming Wu, Professor, Biological and Environmental Engineering Department

Mingming Wu is a professor at Cornell University within the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering, and associate editor of Physical Biology. She earned a bachelor degree from Nanjing University, and completed a doctorate from Ohio State University, both in physics. Wu split her post doctoral research between École Polytechnique and the University of California, Santa Barbara, before beginning her teaching career at Occidental College. She joined the Cornell University faculty in 2003. Wu was named a fellow of the American Physical Society in 2016. Wu's current work focuses on discovering fundamental principles with which nature use to interact with the environment, in particular, how physical forces regulate cell migration. She is known for developing micro-scale tools controlling cellular environment, and use them to solve contemporary problems in health (tumor invasion and development) and environment (algal blooms).

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