Weilin Yang is currently working on characterization of tissue-engineered cartilage scaffolds seeded with chondrocytes. The goal of this project is to investigate the development of a tissue-engineered scaffold with the mechanical, biochemical, and histological properties of cartilage. Characterization of the scaffolds will determine whether the chondrocytes are behaving as cartilage within these constructs. The development of these tissue scaffolds will allow for improved study and understanding of mechanotransduction in cartilage.
Specifically, Weilin analyzes the structure and the cell localization of these scaffolds using various imaging techniques, including histology and confocal microscopy.
Weilin Yang joined the Micro/Nanofluidics Laboratory in January 2008. She is currently a junior working on her B.S. degree in Biological Engineering with a concentration in Biomedical Engineering.
Honors and Awards
-Engineering Learning Initiatives Undergraduate Research Grant, College of Engineering, Cornell University, Summer 2008
- B.S. expected May 2009 ? Cornell University, Ithaca, Biological and Environmental Engineering