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VCU-BME Seminar Dr. Cheng Dong

Oct 20, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Cheng Dong
Professor/Department Head @Penn State University
Dr. Cheng Dong received his M.S. (1984) and Ph.D (1988) from Columbia University, co-mentored by Professor Richard Skalak and Professor Shu Chien. He is now a Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Department Head of the Penn State Biomedical Engineering. The major focus of Dr. Dong's research is to elucidate biomechanical, biophysical and biochemical aspects of cellular function in the circulatory systems, with particular interest in cell adhesion, cell migration, cell signaling, cellular biomechanics and multi-scale modeling of biological systems. Current research at Penn State University includes studies of micro-hemodynamics, intercellular and intracellular signaling, cancer immunology and metastases. In particular, he is investigating how fluid dynamics, adhesion kinetics and tumor microenvironment change leukocyte and/or endothelial immune functions which subsequently affect tumor cell extravasation in the microcirculation and metastasis.