Dr. James Wang is Albert B. Ferguson, Jr., Chair Professor and Vice Chair of Research for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is also Director of the MechanoBiology Laboratory in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Additionally, he is Professor of Bioengineering in the Department of Bioengineering and in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
His research is in the area of cell and tissue mechanobiology, with a special interest in elucidating the cellular and molecular mechanism for mechanical loading-induced degenerative tendinopathy. His research interests also include improving the biological, biochemical, and biomechanical properties of healing tendons and ligaments with functional tissue engineering approaches. His research, which is funded by the NIH and other sources, focuses on the mechanobiology of tendon stem/progenitor cells (TSCs) and platelet-rich plasma (PRP), and their application in tendon repair and regeneration.
He has authored 110 peer-reviewed papers (h-index 50, Google Scholar), 20 book chapters, and 210 abstracts. Dr. Wang has served on study sections of the NIH and NSF, and as academic editor, an editorial board member, and reviewer for many scientific journals. He served as the President of the Society of Physical Regulation in Biology and Medicine (SPRBM). He is the Immediate Past President of the International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Society (ICMRS). Recently, he was elected as Fellow of American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), and Fellow of International Orthopaedic Research (FIOR).
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