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PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Dr. Wan-Ju Li

Dr. Wan-Ju Li

Wan-Ju Li, MS, PhD
li@ortho.wisc.edu 

Primary Address
5051 WIMR
1111 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53705
Phone: (608) 263-1338
Fax: (608) 262-2989

Secondary Address
3148 ECB
1550 Engineering Dr.
Madison, WI, 53706
Phone: (608) 890-2313
Fax: (608) 262-2989

PROGRAM AFFILIATIONS

• Biomedical Engineering
• Biomedcial Engineering Center for Translational Research
• Cellular and Molecular Biology Program
• Materials Science Program
• Orthopedics and Rehabilitation

RESEARCH

• Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering
• Musculoskeletal Biology
• Mesenchymal Stem Cell Biology


EDUCATION

• 1993
BS (Biomedical Engineering), Chung-Yuan University, Chung Li, Taiwan
• 1999
MS (Biomedical Engineering), Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
• 2004
PhD (Cell and Tissue Engineering), Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
• 2004-2008
Postdoc (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases), National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland — Postdoc (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases), National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland


PRESENT APPOINTMENTS/POSITIONS

• 2008-present
Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
• 2008-present
Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
• 2008-present
Trainer, Cellular and Molecular Biology Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
• 2008-present
Affiliated Faculty, Materials Science Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
• 2008-present
Affiliated Faculty, Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
• 2008-present
Affiliated Faculty, Biomedical Engineering for Translational Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI


PAST APPOINTMENTS/POSITIONS

• 1992-1993
Research Assistant, Department of Orthopedics, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
• 1995-1996
Research Assistant, Department of Orthopedics, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
• 1997-1999
Research Assistant, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
• 1999-2001
Research Assistant, Cell and Tissue Engineering Program, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
• 2001-2004
Graduate Fellow, Cartilage Biology and Orthopaedics Branch, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
• 2003-2005
Visiting Fellow, Polymer Division, Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD
• 2004-2006
Postdoctoral Fellow, Cartilage Biology and Orthopaedics Branch, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
• 2006-2008
Research Fellow, Cartilage Biology and Orthopaedics Branch, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD


PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS

• 2008-present
Orthopaedic Research Society
• 2008-present
Biomedical Engineering Society
• 2008-present
Tissue Engineering International & Regenerative Medicine Society
• 2008-present
American Society for Cell Biology
• 2010-present
International Society for Stem Cell Research
• 2010-present
American Society for Bone and Mineral Research


HONORS AND AWARDS

• 2004
Outstanding Graduate Research, National Institutes of Health
• 2004
Fellow Award for Research Excellence, National Institutes of Health
• 2006
Outstanding Poster Presentation Award, Annual Intramural Scientific Meeting of National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
• 2007
Best Presentation Award, Annual Meeting of Society for Physical Regulation in Biology and Medicine
• 2008
Young Investigator Research Award, North American Spine Society
• 2010
Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Award
• 2011
Translational Research Pilot Award, UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
• 2013
Nontenured Faculty Award, 3M
• 2015
Emerging Investigator Award, Stem Cell Research & Therapy
• 2015
New Investigator Recognition Award, Annual Meeting of Orthopaedic Research Society
• 2015
Visiting Professor, Zhengzhou University, China


Dr. Wan-Ju Li’s Complete CV