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Sihong Wang

Assistant Professor


Grove School of Engineering


Biomedical Engineering


Steinman Hall T-434

p: (212) 650-5189

f: (212) 650-6727


  • Education

    Postdoc, Center of Engineering for Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital and

    Shriners Hospital for Children, Boston, MA, 2003-2006

    Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 2003

    M.S., Biomedical Engineering, University of Memphis, 1997

    B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, 1990.

  • Courses Taught


    BME504 Cell and Tissue Engineering 

    BME502 Cell and Tissue Transport 

    BME310 Experimental Methods in BME


    BME I2000 Cell and Tissue Engineering

    BME G7000 Laboratory in Cell and Molecular Engineering

  • Research Interests

    Cell and Tissue Engineering, BioMEMS and Thermal Medicine

    • Microfluidic cell chips for signaling network studies (such as cancer and inflammation) and high throughput drug screening
    • Thermal medicine involving nanotechnology and heat shock/heat shock proteins for cancer therapy, tissue injury protection and repair
    • Three dimensional tissue engineering in synthetic extracellular matrix using BioMEMS and/or stem cells for regeneration medicine and toxicity study
  • Publications

    1. Sihong Wang, Pohun C. Chen, Francois Berthiaume, Mehmet Toner, Arul Jayaraman and Martin L. Yarmush, “Dynamic effect of heat shock pretreatment on apoptosis responses to TNF-α in liver cells”, Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 131(7):071003, July, 2009.
    2. Sihong Wang*, Deepak Nagrath*, Pohun C. Chen, François Berthiaume and Martin L. Yarmush, “Three dimensional primary hepatocyte culture in self-assembling peptide hydrogel”, Tissue Engineering Part A,14(2):227-36, February, 2008.
    3. Sihong Wang, Weijun Xie, Philip W. Tucker, Shanti Aggawal, Kenneth R. Diller, “HSP70 kinetics study by continuous observation of HSP-GFP fusion protein expression on a perfusion heating stage,” Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Vol 99, No. 1, 146-54, January 1, 2008.
    4. Kevin R. King, Sihong Wang, Arul Jayaraman, Martin L. Yarmush and Mehmet Toner, “Microfluidic flow-encoded switching for parallel control of dynamic cellular microenvironments”, Lab on a Chip, 8(1):107-16, January, 2008.
    5. Kevin R. King*, Sihong Wang*, Arul Jayaraman, Mehmet Toner and Martin L. Yarmush, “A high-throughput microfluidic real-time gene expression living cell array”, Lab on a Chip, 7(1):77-85, January, 2007.
    6. Marissa N. Rylander, Kenneth R. Diller, Sihong Wang, Shanti J. Aggarwal, “Correlation of HSP70 expression and cell viability following thermal stimulation of bovine aortic endothelial cells,” Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 2005, 127, p751-757.
    7. Sihong Wang, Kenneth R. Diller, Shanti J. Aggarwal, “The kinetics study of endogenous heat shock protein 70 expression,” Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 2003, 125, p794-797.
    8. Wilburn E. Reddick, Sihong Wang, Xiaoping Xiong, John O. Glass, Shengjie Wu, Sue C. Kaste, Charles B. Pratt, William H. Meyer, Barry D. Fletcher, “Dynamic magnetic resonance imaging of regional contrast access as an additional prognostic factor in pediatric osteosarcoma”, Cancer, 2001, 91:12, p2230-2237.

    *Equal Contribution

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