Yu-li Wang, PhD

Dr. Yu-li Wang is the R. Mehrabian Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to this he was a Professor in the Departments of Physiology, Cell Biology, and Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Dr. Wang received his BS in Physics from National Taiwan University in Taipei. He earned his PhD in Biophysics from Harvard University, where he then served as a postdoctoral associate.

Dr. Wang is a member of the American Society for Cell Biology, the Biophysical Society, and the Biomedical Engineering Society. He is an Associate Editor of Molecular Biology of the Cell and Cellular & Molecular Bioengineering, and a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

Dr. Wang’s research areas include:

• mechanisms of cell division and migration
• mechanics of cell-matrix interactions
• cellular responses to mechanical forces
• mechanotransduction
• live cell imaging
• micromanipulation

View a list of Dr. Wang’s publications here.