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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Leo Q. Wan
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute