Joyce Y Wong, PhD
Boston University School of Engineering
Dept of Biomedical Engineering

PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dr. Wong’s main research interest is in the development of new biomaterials that interact with living cells in novel ways. She is interested in questions relating to biocompatibility and control of cellular behavior at the cell-material interface for drug delivery and tissue engineering applications. Her approach includes direct measurement of physicochemical interactions between biological molecules and model biomembrane systems. Dr. Wong’s research uses a combination of approaches from materials science and engineering, polymer science and polymer physics, colloid and surface science, cell culture, and biophysics.
Some of her projects include bioengineered patches for congenital heart defects in pediatric patients and design of theranostic agents to detect and treat cardiovascular disease.

Awards she has received include a NSF CAREER Award, Clare Boothe Luce Professorship, and Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award. She was Chair of the 2011 Gordon Research Conference in Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering. Dr. Wong is a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society, and a AAAS Fellow. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Biomedical Engineering Society, as Volume Organizer of the Materials Research Society Bulletin, and currently serves as co-chair of AIMBE Women and as a member on the Council of TERMIS-AM (Tissue Engineering Regenerative Medicine International Society – Americas). To date, she has published over 100 peer-reviewed publications; her trainees include 19 PhDs and 13 postdoctoral fellows who have positions ranging from academia to industry to policy. She is currently on the advisory board and editorial board of numerous journals and in 2017 became Associate Editor of Biomedical Materials. In 2017 she was awarded the highest honor in the College of Engineering at Boston University, the Charles DeLisi Distinguished Lecturer.

Boston University
Genome Science Institute

Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students)
Boston University School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences

Boston University
Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research

Boston University
Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute

Boston University School of Medicine
Provost Office

Boston University
Center for Regenerative Medicine

The Boston University Kidney and Medical Engineering Program (BU-KIDMEP)
04/01/2021 - 02/28/2026 (Subcontract PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation NIH NIDDK

Biomaterials science and engineering approach for local progesterone inactivation
06/30/2021 - 06/30/2023 (PI)
Grand Challenges Canada

Targeted Polymerized Shell Microbubbles to Image and Treat Surgical Adhesions
09/01/2018 - 02/28/2022 (Subcontract PI)
NanoValent Pharmaceuticals, Inc. NIH NIGMS

Biomechanical Determinants of Lung Cell Fate in Pluripotent Stem Cells
09/01/2014 - 04/30/2019 (Multi-PI)
PI: Joyce Y Wong, PhD
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

In vitro vascularization and perfusion of human stem cell derived organoids for use in drug testing and as models of disease, development, and function
11/21/2017 - 11/20/2018 (PI)
The International Foundation for Ethical Research

Billing Agreement: Support for Dongjian Hu
09/04/2017 - 09/02/2018 (PI)
Massachusetts General Hospital

Billing Agreement for Erin Roberts
06/23/2014 - 06/18/2018 (PI)
The Children's Hospital Corporation

Targeted polymerized shell microbubbles to image surgical adhesions
02/01/2016 - 01/31/2018 (Subcontract PI)
NanoValent Pharmaceuticals, Inc. NIH NIGMS

Domian Sundry Fund (Billing agreement - Dongjian Hu)
12/26/2016 - 09/03/2017 (PI)
General Hospital Corp d/b/a Massachusetts General Hospital

Double-reporter induced pluripotent stem cells for vacular cell sheet engineering
09/02/2015 - 09/01/2017 (PI)
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2021 The Boston University Kidney and Medical Engineering Program (BU-KIDMEP) 1R25DK128858-01
2019 Targeted Polymerized Shell Microbubbles to Image and Treat Surgical Adhesions 5R44GM116530-03 1
2018 Targeted Polymerized Shell Microbubbles to Image and Treat Surgical Adhesions 2R44GM116530-02 1
2017 Biomechanical determinants of lung cell fate in pluripotent stem cells 5R01HL124280-04 4
2016 Targeted Polymerized Shell Microbubbles to Image Surgical Adhesions 1R41GM116530-01A1 1
2016 Biomechanical determinants of lung cell fate in pluripotent stem cells 5R01HL124280-03 4
2016 Models to predict protein biomaterial performance 4U01EB014976-05 41
2015 Biomechanical determinants of lung cell fate in pluripotent stem cells 5R01HL124280-02 4
2015 Models to predict protein biomaterial performance 5U01EB014976-04 41
2014 Biomechanical determinants of lung cell fate in pluripotent stem cells 1R01HL124280-01 4
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  1. Stevens KR, Masters KS, Imoukhuede PI, Haynes KA, Setton LA, Cosgriff-Hernandez E, Lediju Bell MA, Rangamani P, Sakiyama-Elbert SE, Finley SD, Willits RK, Koppes AN, Chesler NC, Christman KL, Allen JB, Wong JY, El-Samad H, Desai TA, Eniola-Adefeso O. Fund Black scientists. Cell. 2021 02 04; 184(3):561-565. PMID: 33503447
  2. Vishwanath N, Monis WJ, Hoffmann GA, Ramachandran B, DiGiacomo V, Wong JY, Smith ML, Layne MD. Mechanisms of aortic carboxypeptidase-like protein secretion and identification of an intracellularly retained variant associated with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. J Biol Chem. 2020 07 10; 295(28):9725-9735.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32482891; PMCID: PMC7363150; DOI: 10.1074/jbc.RA120.013902;
  3. Meisel CL, Bainbridge P, Mulkern RV, Mitsouras D, Wong JY. Assessment of Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticle Poly(Ethylene Glycol) Coatings on Magnetic Resonance Relaxation for Early Disease Detection. IEEE Open J Eng Med Biol. 2020; 1:116-122. PMID: 33294851; PMCID: PMC7720857; DOI: 10.1109/OJEMB.2020.2989468;
  4. Greider CW, Sheltzer JM, Cantalupo NC, Copeland WB, Dasgupta N, Hopkins N, Jansen JM, Joshua-Tor L, McDowell GS, Metcalf JL, McLaughlin B, Olivarius A, O'Shea EK, Raymond JL, Ruebain D, Steitz JA, Stillman B, Tilghman SM, Valian V, Villa-Komaroff L, Wong JY. Increasing gender diversity in the STEM research workforce. Science. 2019 11 08; 366(6466):692-695. PMID: 31699926
  5. Claure I, Anderson D, Klapperich CM, Kuohung W, Wong JY. Biomaterials and Contraception: Promises and Pitfalls. Ann Biomed Eng. 2020 Jul; 48(7):2113-2131.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31701311; PMCID: PMC7202983; DOI: 10.1007/s10439-019-02402-1;
  6. Kwong G, Marquez HA, Yang C, Wong JY, Kotton DN. Generation of a Purified iPSC-Derived Smooth Muscle-like Population for Cell Sheet Engineering. Stem Cell Reports. 2019 09 10; 13(3):499-514.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31422908; PMCID: PMC6739689; DOI: 10.1016/j.stemcr.2019.07.014;
  7. Yu J, Nap RJ, Szleifer I, Wong JY. Effect of Polymer Surface Modification of Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticle Dispersions in High Salinity Environments. Langmuir. 2019 12 03; 35(48):15864-15871. PMID: 31353909
  8. Roberts EG, Kleptsyn VF, Roberts GD, Mossburg KJ, Feng B, Domian IJ, Emani SM, Wong JY. Development of a bio-MEMS device for electrical and mechanical conditioning and characterization of cell sheets for myocardial repair. Biotechnol Bioeng. 2019 11; 116(11):3098-3111. PMID: 31317531
  9. Nagel E, Greenwood JP, McCann GP, Bettencourt N, Shah AM, Hussain ST, Perera D, Plein S, Bucciarelli-Ducci C, Paul M, Westwood MA, Marber M, Richter WS, Puntmann VO, Schwenke C, Schulz-Menger J, Das R, Wong J, Hausenloy DJ, Steen H, Berry C. Magnetic Resonance Perfusion or Fractional Flow Reserve in Coronary Disease. N Engl J Med. 2019 06 20; 380(25):2418-2428. PMID: 31216398
  10. Hoffmann GA, Wong JY, Smith ML. On Force and Form: Mechano-Biochemical Regulation of Extracellular Matrix. Biochemistry. 2019 11 26; 58(47):4710-4720. PMID: 31144496
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