Laboratory for Tissue Engineering and Morphogenesis



The mission of this laboratory is to develop novel strategies for tissue regeneration, and to establish innovative organ-on-a-chip devices for disease diagnosis and drug screening. We utilize interdisciplinary approaches including micro-/nanofabrication, stem cells, tissue engineering, biomaterial, cell/tissue biomechanics, and bioimaging.


The current research projects focus on (a) Cell-based microdevices for development and disease, focusing on birth abnormalities in left-right asymmetry and (b) cartilage tissue engineering, with the emphasis of stem cells for tissue repair.



Announcement: Positions Available


A paid research assitant position for a passionate, creative and hard-working undergraduate on Python programming is available immediately:

Project description: Work with a graduate student using Python to cellular morphology and biophysics.
Requirements: Interested in cell biophysics. Competent in Python. Extensive programming experience is necessary.

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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