Joyce Y. Wong, Ph.D.

DSC_3494-Edit smallerProfessor, Biomedical Engineering
Biomimetic Materials Engineering Laboratory
Cellular and Subcellular Mechanics Laboratory
Center for Nanoscience and Nanobiotechnology
Ph.D.,Materials Science and Engineering, Program in Polymer Science and Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
S.B., Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Phone: (617) 353-2374; Fax: (617) 353-6766
Email: jywong@bu.edu
Office: ERB 520A
Office hours: By appointment

Research Interests

Biomaterials, tailoring cell-material interfaces for drug delivery and tissue engineering applications; direct, quantitative measurement of biological interactions.

Current Research

The Biomimetic Materials Engineering Laboratory is focused on the development of biomaterials to probe how structure, material properties and composition of the cell-biomaterial interface affect fundamental cellular processes. Specifically, we are interested in developing substrata with features that mimic physiological and pathophysiological environments to study fundamental cellular processes at the biointerface. Current research projects include tissue engineering of small diameter blood vessels for bypass and intravascular pharmacology (e.g. stents); development of targeted nano- and micro-particle contrast agents for multi-modal (magnetic resonance, ultrasound, and optical) detection of atherosclerotic and vulnerable plaque; and engineering biomimetic systems to study restenosis and breast cancer.

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