Ph.D. candidate, Biomedical Engineering, Duke University, 2012-present
Ph.D. candidate, Bioengineering, Rice University, 2011-2012
M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, 2011
B.A., Polymer Science and Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, 2008
My research focuses on designing biomimetic poly(ethylene glycol)-based hydrogels that support and direct valve interstitial cells growth and differentiation in a three-dimensional microenvironment. Also, I’d like to probe the mechanisms of extracellular matrix remodeling underlying aortic valve disease in order to construct tissue engineered heart valves in vitro.
- Y Wu, R Shi, LQ Zhang. Nanosilica filled poly(glycerol-sebacate-citrate) elastomers with improved mechanical properties, adjustable degradation ability and better biocompatibility. J Appl Polym Sci 2012, 123(3):1612-1620.
- J Liu, Y Wu, LQ Zhang. Polymer-nanoparticle interfacial behavior revisited: A molecular dynamics study. Phys Chem Chem Phys, 2011, 13, 13058-13069.
- Y Wu, QY Liu, LQ Zhang. Research on the structure and properties of nanosilica reinforced biodegradable polyester elastomers. Polym Mater Sci Eng 2010, 26(5):147-150 (in Chinese).
- R Shi, Y Wu, LQ Zhang. Recent Advances in Synthetic Bioelastomers. Int J Mol Sci 2009, 10(10), 4223-4256.