Joyce Wong, Ph.D.
Office: 44 Cummington Street
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 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. Current work together with Drs. Hamilton, Genco, and Gibson are focused on the development of contrasting agents to image inflammatory markers in atherosclerosis by ultrasound techniques.