Ian Wong

Assistant Professor of Engineering
Assistant Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology

Biography

Prof. Wong engineers new technologies to study cancer cell invasion, phenotypic plasticity and therapeutic resistance. Physically, he explores how materials and mechanical aspects of the tumor microenvironment regulate malignant behavior. Biologically, he seeks new insights into single cell heterogeneity and the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). This approach will have translational applications, enabling personalized medicine and high-throughput screening of new therapeutic compounds.