Principal Investigator

Wan-Ju Li, MS, PhD

Wan-Ju Li, MS, PhD

 
Primary Address
5051 WIMR
1111 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53705
Phone: (608) 263-1338
Fax: (608) 262-2989
Secondary Address
3148 ECB
1550 Engineering Dr.
Madison, WI, 53706
Phone: (608) 890-2313
Fax: (608) 262-2989
 

Online Profiles

 

Program Affiliations

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomedcial Engineering Center for Translational Research
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology Program
  • Materials Science Program
  • Orthopedics and Rehabilitation
 

Education

  • M.S. 1999, Biomedical Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Ph. D. 2004, Cell and Tissue Engineering, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Visiting Research Fellow 2003-2005, NIST, Gaithersburg, MD
  • Postdoctoral Fellow 2004-2008, NIH, Bethesda, MD
 

Research

  • Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering
  • Musculoskeletal Biology
  • Mesenchymal Stem Cell Biology
 

Postdoctoral

 
Sun-Mi Palumbo, PhD

Sun-Mi Palumbo, PhD

 
Current Department: Orthopedics and Rehabilitation
Joined: Spring 2009
Education:
  • Ph.D. 2009, Cancer Biology, Univeristy of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
  • M.S. 2002, Soil, Water, and Environmental Science, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
  • B.E. 1997, Environmental Engineering, Chungbok National University, Cheongju, South Korea
Research: Prevention of mesenchymal stem cell senescence in in vitro culture systems
 

Graduate Students

 
John Barber

John Barber

 
Current Department: Biomedical Engineering
Joined: Fall 2009
Education: B.S. 2005, Nutrition Science, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
Research: Osteochondral Tissue Engineering
 
Patrick Brown

Patrick Brown

 
Current Department: Cell and Molcular Biology
Joined: Fall 2009
Education: B.S. 2007, Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL
Research: Investigation of the hydrogel matrices effect on chondrogenic differentiation and cartilage development
 
Andrew Handorf

Andrew Handorf

 
Current Department: Biomedical Engineering
Joined: Fall 2008
Education: B.S. 2007, Biology and Chemistry, Edgewood College, Madison, WI
Research: Cartilage Tissue Engineering
 
Tsung-Lin Tsai

Tsung-Lin Tsai

 
Current Department: Biomedical Engineering
Joined: Fall 2008
Education: M.D. 2007, School of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
Research: Mesenchymal Stem Cell Biology, Cartilage Tissue Engineering
 

Undergraduate Students

 
Zach Pflum

Zach Pflum

 
Department: Biochemistry
Joined: Fall 2008
Project: Investigating the effect of DBM on hMSC osteogenesis
 
Brock Polnaszek

Brock Polnaszek

 
Department: Biochemistry
Joined: Summer 2009
Project: Investigating the role of intigens in hMSC osteogenesis
 
Albert Wang

Albert Wang

 
Department: Applied Math, Engineering, and Physics
Joined: Summer 2009
Project: Tissue Engineering
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