New BME Faculty - Ian Wong

May 1, 2013

Ian Y. Wong will join Brown University as assistant professor of engineering in July 2013. His research program will focus on engineering new technologies to study cancer cell invasion and phenotypic plasticity. He is particularly interested in understanding how materials and mechanical aspects of the tumor microenvironment regulate malignant behavior. Dr. Wong is currently a Damon Runyon Cancer Research Fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School with Mehmet Toner and Daniel Irimia. Previously, he received his Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering as an NSF Graduate Fellow at Stanford University with Nick Melosh, where he worked on directed self-assembly of biomolecular architectures at the nanoscale.