Dr. James Wang is a Professor and Director of the MechanoBiology Laboratory in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is also a Professor of Bioengineering in the Department of Bioengineering at the Pitt School of Engineering.
Dr. Wang received his BS degree in Solid Mechanics and his MS degree in Experimental Biomechanics from Tongji University in Shanghai, China. He came to the United States in 1991 to pursue his graduate study at the University of Cincinnati, where he received his PhD in Bioengineering in 1996. He also completed postdoctoral research fellowships at the Texas University Health Science Center in El Paso, Johns Hopkins Medical School, and Washington University in St. Louis.
Dr. Wang’s primary research interests are in the following areas:
Understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms of tendinopathy
The role of tendon/ligament stem cells in tendon/ligament mechanobiology
Functional tissue engineering of tendon/ligament injuries using PRP, stem cells and tissue specific engineered matrix
Application of cell transduction force microscopy (CTFM) to biological research
He has authored over 100 scientific papers and 200 abstracts. Dr. Wang has also served on study sections at the NIH, NSF, and many other funding agencies, and is an academic editor, editorial board member, and reviewer for many scientific journals including PloS ONE and the Journal of Biomechanics.
Dr. Wang served as the President of the Society of Physical Regulation in Biology and Medicine (SPRBM) in 2008 and is the current President of the International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Society (ICMRS). Recently, he was inducted as the Fellow of American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).
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