Yu-li Wang and his team are researching cell migration while using the technologies developed for potential applications in artificial organs and other devices. The team has been awarded a five-year research grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), one of the National Institutes of Health, to support this work.
“We are one of the world leaders in the field of mechanobiology, and we show that if you want to design an artificial material or organ to work properly, you need to pay attention to how living cells interact with materials,” said Wang, professor of biomedical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. “You have to look not only at chemical interactions but also the mechanical properties… Continue reading.
WASHINGTON, D.C.— The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the pending induction of Yu-li Wang, Ph.D., Robert Mehrabian Professor and Department Head, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, to its College of Fellows. Dr. Wang was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows For outstanding contributions to cellular mechanics, including the discovery that cells respond to substrate stiffness, and for academic leadership.