James H-C. Wang.
Professor and Vice Chair of Research, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Director, MechanoBiology Laboratory
Professor of Bioengineering
Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Tel: 412-648-9102
Fax: 412-648-8548
Office: 210 Lothrop St., BST, E1640, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Education & Training
  • Washington University at St. Louis, Postdoctoral Fellow, Biomedical Engineering, 1998
  • Johns Hopkins Univ Medical School, Postdoctoral Fellow, Biomedical Engineering, 1997
  • University of Cincinnati, Ph.D., Bioengineering, 1996
  • Texas Health Science Center, Research Fellow, Biomechanics, 1991
  • Tongji University, Shanghai, P.R. China, M.S., Biomechanics, 1989
  • Tongji University, Shanghai, P.R. China, B.S., Engineering Mechanics, 1982
Work Experience
  • Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery(Primary appointment);
  • Professor of Bioengineering;
  • Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science;
  • Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Associate Professor, Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery, Bioengineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Pittsburgh
  • Assistant Professor, Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery, Bioengineering, Mechanical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Wang is a professor in Orthopaedic Surgery, Bioengineering, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is the Director of the MechanoBiology Laboratory in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

His research is in the area of cell and tissue mechanobiology, with a special interest in elucidating the cellular mechanism for mechanical loading-induced degenerative tendinopathy. His research interests also include improving the biological, biochemical and biomechanical properties of the healing tendon and ligament with functional tissue engineering approaches. His research is funded by NIH and other funding sources and is focusing on mechanobiology of tendon stem/progenitor cells (TSCs) and platelet-rich plasma (PRP), and their application for tendon regeneration.

He is the author of over 250 scientific papers, book chapters, and abstracts. In addition, Dr. Wang has served on study sections of the NIH and NSF, and as academic editor, an editorial board member and reviewer for many scientific journals. He served as the President of the Society of Physical Regulation in Biology and Medicine (SPRBM). He is now the the President of the International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Society (ICMRS). ICMRS consists of 1700 members woldwide with its mission on promoting scientific and professional excellence, and enhancing communication among scientists of Chinese heritage and other international scholars in the field of musculoskeletal research and related areas.

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