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Join us for “Leveraging technologies to forge rejuvenation solutions a keynote presentation by Dr. Rong Wang, College of Arts & Science - Chemistry, MizzouForward faculty candidate.  Dr. Wang will present on her research for approximately 40-minutes with a 20-minute question and answer session to follow.

Dr. Rong R. Wang is Professor of Chemistry and Director of International Center for Sensor Science and Engineering (ICSSE) at Illinois Institute of Technology. Dr. Wang received her B.S degree from Jilin University, China, and her PhD degree from University of Tokyo, Japan.  Prior to joining Illinois Tech in 2000, she was the Director’s Postdoctoral Fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Dr. Wang has expertise in bioanalytical chemistry, physical biochemistry, nanostructured and multifunctional materials, as well as molecular and cell biologies. Her research focuses on developing new methods, stimuli responsive composite materials and optical/ electronic devices for disease diagnostics and intervention, and has been supported by NIH,NSF, DOE, NASA, FDA, as well as local funds and private foundations. As ICSSE Director, Dr. Wang brings academic and industrial researchers together to establish cross-disciplinary research projects and education programs. More recently, in response to the CHIPS and Science Act, she serves on the Steering Committee of Midwest Semiconductor Network and the recently awarded Midwest Microelectronics Consortium Hub by Microelectronic Commons. Dr. Wang is a Standing Member of NIH Cellular and Molecular Technologies (CMT) Study Section, an Associate Editor of Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, and is on the Editorial Boards of Bioengineering and Journal of Functional Biomaterials.

Different from Regeneration (stem cell therapy) and Replacement (surgery and transplants), Rejuvenation aims to restore tissues to a functional and healthier state, thus reduces reliance on medication and expands access to treatments. Technologies to analyze patients’ minute biopsy samples in the native states to reveal the fundamental causes of diseases and yield intervention points are crucial for rejuvenation. It is imperative to adopt an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach that merges material science, biochemistry, bioengineering, and clinical research to address such multifaceted challenges. This presentation will showcase how to forge rejuvenation solutions for personalized treatments.

You can access Dr. Wang’s CV via OneDrive here:

​pdf icon CV-RW-02122024.pdf (University log in required to access)

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