Joyce Y Wong, PhD
Boston University College of Engineering
Biomedical Engineering

PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
BS, 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 Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences

Boston University
Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research

Boston University
Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute

Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian 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 (Multi-PI)
PI: Joyce Y Wong, PhD
Boston Medical Center Corporation NIH NIDDK

Miniaturized microfluidic device for high throughput formulation of Lipid Nanoparticles
08/02/2022 - 08/02/2024 (PI)
Pfizer, Inc.

Biomaterials science and engineering approach for local progesterone inactivation
06/30/2021 - 12/31/2023 (PI)
Grand Challenges Canada

Mechanically active extracellular matrix fibers for tissue engineering applications
02/13/2020 - 04/30/2022 (Key Person / Mentor)
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

SBIR Phase II: Targeted Polymerized Shell Microbubbles to Image and Treat Surgical Adhesions
09/01/2018 - 02/28/2022 (Multi-PI)
PI: Joyce Y Wong, PhD
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 (Multi-PI)
PI: Joyce Y Wong, PhD
NanoValent Pharmaceuticals, Inc. NIH NIGMS

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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2024 The Boston University Kidney and Medical Engineering Program (BU-KIDMEP) 5R25DK128858-04
2023 The Boston University Kidney and Medical Engineering Program (BU-KIDMEP) 5R25DK128858-03
2022 The Boston University Kidney and Medical Engineering Program (BU-KIDMEP) 5R25DK128858-02
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
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  1. Whitaker RD, Decano JL, Gormley C, Beigie CA, Meisel C, Tan GA, Moran AM, Giordano NJ, Park Y, Huang P, Andersson S, Gantz D, Grant AK, Ruiz-Opazo N, Herrera VLM, Wong JY. Janus USPION modular platform (JUMP) for theranostic ultrasound-mediated targeted intratumoral microvascular imaging and DNA/miRNA delivery. Theranostics. 2022; 12(18):7646-7667.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36451861; PMCID: PMC9706579; DOI: 10.7150/thno.78454;
  2. 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
  3. 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;
  4. 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;
  5. Yu J, Chitalia VC, Akintewe OO, Edwards A, Wong JY. Determinants of Hemodialysis Performance: Modeling Fluid and Solute Transport in Hollow-Fiber Dialyzers. Regen Eng Transl Med. 2021 Sep; 7(3):291-300.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34926787; PMCID: PMC8673592; DOI: 10.1007/s40883-019-00135-0;
  6. 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
  7. 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;
  8. 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;
  9. 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
  10. 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
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