UA bioengineer awarded $1.5M to research tissue regeneration

October 1, 2010

By hammersmith

[Source: UA News] – The director of the National Institutes of Health, Francis S. Collins, has announced that Pak Kin Wong, UA professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering and a BIO5 Institute member, has won a $1.5 million NIH Director’s New Innovator Award.

Wong’s research aims to discover the rules that govern how biological tissues are formed from individual cells. In particular, Wong is investigating how to grow new tissue to replace that destroyed by disease.

For more information: UA Bioengineer Awarded $1.5M to Research Tissue Regeneration