Wan-Ju Li, PhD

Wan-Ju Li, PhD

Associate Professor
5051 WIMR
1111 Highland Ave.
Madison, WI 53705
(608) 263-1338


  • Bachelor of Science - Biomedical Engineering
    Chung-Yuan University, Chung Li, Taiwan, 1993
  • Master of Science - Biomedical Engineering
    Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA,1999
  • PhD - Cell and Tissue Engineering
    Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, 2004
  • Visiting Research Fellow
    NIST, Gaithersburg, MD, 2003-2005
  • Postdoctoral Fellow
    NIH, Bethesda, MD, 2004-2008

Research Interests

Dr. Li's fields of interest and practice include Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering, Stem Cell-Based Regenerative Medicine and Nanostructural Biomaterial.

Active Grants


Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Differentiated in Engineered Matrix with a Bio-inspired Surface for Tendon Regeneration

Funding Source: UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research and UW Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center
The major goal of this project is to investigate tendon regeneration from the stem cells induced and cultured in braided nanofibrous scaffolds.
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