Laboratory for Tissue Engineering and Morphogenesis



The mission of this laboratory is to study physical biology in tissue development and regeneration and to develop microassays and technologies for disease diagnosis and drug screening, using integrated theoretical and experimental approaches including tissue engineering, cell biomechanics, novel biomaterials, imaging methods, and micro/nanotechnologies.


The current research projects focus on mechanics and biology at different hierarchical levels, towards understanding of (a) cell chirality (left-right asymmetry), (b) geometry-force control of stem cell function, and (c) biophysical regulation of engineered tissues in bioreactors.




Announcement: Positions Available

A postdoctoral scientist position is immediately available in this lab. The successful candidate is expected to work in an interdisciplinary research environment on BioMEMS, Tissue Engineering, and Biomechancis. Areas of research may include cellular biophysics, developmental biology, and regenerative medicine.  Interested candidates should contact Dr. Wan at


Also there are multiple openings for passionate, creative and hard-working undergraduate researchers. If interested, please email Dr. Wan with your recent resume at

Dr. Leo Q. Wan
Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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