Yingxiao Peter Wang
University of California San Diego, USA

Dr. Peter Yingxiao Wang, is a Professor in the Dept. of Bioengineering and Institute of Engineering in Medicine, UC San Diego. Dr. Wang obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Mechanics and Fluid Mechanics from Peking University, Beijing, P.R. China, in 1992 and 1996, respectively. He received his Ph.D. degree in Bioengineering from the University of California, San Diego in 2002 under the supervision of Prof. Shu Chien and continued his postdoctoral work at UC San Diego working under Professors Shu Chien and Nobel Laureate Roger Y. Tsien. Before joining the UC San Diego faculty in 2012, he was an associate professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), Department of Bioengineering and a full-time faculty member in the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois. Dr. Wang is the recipient of the Wallace H. Coulter Early Career Award (both Phase I and Phase II), the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award, National Institutes of Health (NIH) Independent Scientist Award, NIH Pioneer Award Finalist (2017 & 2019), and NIH/NIGMS Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA). He is currently a fellow of American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).