Wilson Wong

Wilson Wong

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering

Education
PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles
BS, Chemical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
Office
Kilachand Center, Room 405B
Email
wilwong@bu.edu
Phone
617-358-6958

Biography:

Wong, a synthetic biologist and cancer therapy researcher, works to control immune system responses to cancer by genetically modifying T-cells to improve cancer-killing capabilities while minimizing the side effects. His lab focuses on the application of metabolic- and immune-cell engineering to rapidly and predictably produce desired properties to treat diseases. As part of this work, Wong’s lab has developed a system of intricate DNA “switches” that turn mammalian cells into complex biocomputers with applications beyond medicine. Wong is an NSF CAREER Award winner and recipient of the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award.

Research Interests:

synthetic biology, bioengineering, immunotherapy

Publications:

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