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European Academy. Dr Wong was elected to be a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.


PNAS. Eric's article on leader cell regulation by the lncRNA MALAT1 is published in PNAS.


Best poster award. Gary’s work on microbiota characterization received the best poster award in the in the  Boston Taiwanese Biotechnology Association (BTBA) Annual Symposium. Congrats!


Nature Reviews Cancer. Sam and Dr. Wong published an article in Nature Reviews Cancer defining leader cells in collective cancer invasion.


Best Paper Award. Eric won the best conference paper award in IEEE NANOMED 2021. Congrats!


Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry. Dr. Wong is admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. FRSC status applies to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of the chemical sciences.  Dr. Wong is also a fellow in ASME, SLAS, and AIMBE.


PNAS. Hui's rapid AST study is published in PNAS. In this work, Hui demonstrates a single cell AST system for rapid antimicrobial susceptibility directly from clinical samples. Congrats!


MicroTAS Keynote Speaker. Dr. Wong is a keynote speaker of MicroTAS 2018. The MicroTAS conference is a premier forum for reporting research results in technologies for life science and chemistry. The 2018 MicroTAS conference is in Kaohsiung Taiwan.


Best Poster Award in American Urological Association

Yuan Xiao and Yi Li won the "Best of Session Poster" award at the American Urological Association (AUA) Annual Convention in San Diego, CA. 


CM Ho Best Paper Award in Micro/Nano Fluidics.  Luyi's work received the CM HO Best Paper Award in Micro/Nano Fluidics in the IEEE NEMS conference.





Systematic Bioengineering Laboratory


The Systematic Bioengineering Laboratory at the Pennsylvania State University works on precision biosensing systems targeting the collective invasion of cancer, microbiota, and infectious diseases.



Featured Publications


N. Zhu, Mona Ahmed, J. C. Liao, and P. K. Wong#, “Long Noncoding RNA MALAT1 is Dynamically Regulated in Leader Cells during Collective Cancer Invasion” PNAS 120, e2305410120, 2023. Link

S. A. Vilchez Mercedes, F. Bocci, H. Levine, J. N. Onuchic, M. K. Jolly and P. K. Wong, “Decoding leader cells in collective cancer invasion”, Nature Reviews Cancer, 2020. Link SharedIt


H. Li, E. Shkolyar, J. Wang, S. Conti, A. C. Pao, J. C. Liao, T.-S. Wong and P. K. Wong, “SLIPS-LAB—A bioinspired bioanalysis system for metabolic evaluation of urinary stone disease”, Science Advances 6, eaba8535, 2020. Link


H. Li, P. Torab, P. K. Wong, “Detection of bacterial infection via a fidget spinner”, Nature Biomedical Engineering 4, 577–578, 2020.  Link


H. Li, P. Torab, K. E. Mach, C. Surrette, M. R. England, D. W. Craft, N. J. Thomas, J. C. Liao, C. Puleo, and P. K. Wong, “Adaptable microfluidic system for single-cell pathogen classification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. Link


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