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SELECTBIO Conferences 3D-Printing and Biofabrication 2020

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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Extracellular Matrix Alloys For Vascular Tissue Engineering

Monday, 17 August 2020 at 17:00

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To engineer and build tissues, one requires an understanding of key relationships between cell behavior and the underlying substrate. In native tissues, extracellular matrix proteins are in the form of fibrous networks, sheets, and fibers. Over the past few years, we have been investigating the role of composition and processing conditions of various extracellular matrix fibers and alloy fibers on mechanical properties and biological properties. These fibers are also critical components of tissues such as blood vessels. We have also determined the role of mechanical strain on binding of different antibodies and peptide-functionalized contrast agents to these fibers. Importantly, we discovered that composition can be tuned to stabilize extracellular matrix proteins in fiber forms, which is especially useful with compositions where it is difficult to process the proteins into fibers. Through an integrated computational and experimental approach, we have discovered relationships between hydrophobicity and protein fiber forming capability and stability. Moreover, we have verified that the protein alloy fibers support cell adhesion and allow one to tune the mechanical properties of the fiber. This is of significance as the mechanical properties of the substrate play an important role in modulating cell behavior, e.g. cell migration and proliferation.

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