Yong Mao – Rutgers University
Assistant Research Professor at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Biography:
Yong Mao is an Assistant Research Professor at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. She has broad research experience in molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry and microbiology. Having focused her academic and industrial research in extracellular matrix biology, Dr. Mao brings her expertise in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine to her new role at NJCBM.  Her main areas of interest are cell-bioscaffold interaction; scaffold supported tissue regeneration, stem cell technology and antimicrobial activity of biomaterials. Currently, she leads multiple industrial research collaborations and manages the NJCBM biology laboratory.

Cell type–specific extracellular matrix guided the differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells in 3D polymeric scaffolds