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SELECTBIO Conferences 3D-Bioprinting and Tissue Engineering

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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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