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Peter Yingxiao Wang

Biomedical Engineering at USC Welcomes a New Name and a Bright Future
USC President Carol L. Folt was among the attendees at the naming ceremony for the Alfred E. Mann Department of Biomedical Engineering.
New $11.7 Million USC Center to Create Open-Source Implantables for the Nervous System
The USC-led center will develop cutting-edge devices that send stimulating pulses to the autonomic nervous system to treat and monitor a vast range of conditions.
Saving Lives: Heart Attack on a Chip
Megan McCain and postdoc Megan Rexius-Hall have engineered a microscale model that might one day serve as a testbed for personalized heart drugs.
Photographing an Invisible Frog and what it Reveals About Blood Flow
USC Viterbi engineers harnessed ultrasonic waves to capture extraordinary images of glass frogs, which dodge predators by making themselves transparent.
Eun Ji Chung Awarded AHA Transformational Project Award for Atherosclerosis Research
Chung is an expert in drug delivery, nanomedicine, and regenerative engineering.
USC Hosts Leaders in Neurorehabilitation at National Science Foundation Conference
A national conference supported by the NSF examined ways for computational modeling to help change the game for persons with disabilities and neurological conditions.
Expert in Engineered Cell-Based Cancer Therapies Appointed USC Viterbi BME Chair
Peter Yingxiao Wang, a specialist in CAR T-cell cancer therapies, joins USC Viterbi as the new chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering.
Megan McCain Inducted as 2023 AIMBE Fellow
McCain is an expert in organ on a chip technology for human disease modeling.
Maral Mousavi Receives NIH New Innovator Award to Create Nanosensors for the Nervous System
She will use the $2.3 million award to create sensors that will have game-changing applications for disorders such as Alzheimer's Disease.
Eun Ji Chung Collaborating with CHLA on Childhood Kidney Disease Research
Chung's lab is harnessing nanoparticles for targeted treatments, working with the GOFARR Laboratory for Organ Regenerative Research and Cell Therapeutics in Urology.
BME Postdoc Isabella Suzuki Awarded Agilent Fellowship
Suzuki is a postdoc in the Chung Laboratory, researching nanomedicine for atherosclerosis.
BME Postdoc Megan Rexius-Hall awarded NIH Pathway to Independence Award
Rexius-Hall is a postdoc in the McCain Laboratory using "Heart-on-a-Chip" technology to research cardiac damage post-heart attack.
Associated Students of Biomedical Engineering wins National Outstanding Mentoring Program Award
The Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) has selected USC's student chapter as the 2022 recipients of the mentoring prize.
Francisco Valero-Cuevas Named Senior Member of the National Academy of Inventors
The USC professor is a leader in the application of fundamental engineering principles to aid human welfare.
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