Tissue Regenerative Engineering Laboratory

About the Tissue Regenerative Engineering Laboratory

The Tissue Regenerative Engineering Laboratory is developing bio-functional engineered tissues that provide advanced therapeutic options for such conditions as birth defects, bone disorders, and liver and vascular diseases. To do this, the TRE Lab will first develop a greater understanding of the biological and molecular processes involved in regenerative regression. Learn more about Our Research
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Principal Investigator  

Dr. Bo Wang

Dr. Bo Wang, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Dr. Bo Wang, Founding Director and Principal Investigator of the Tissue Regenerative Engineering Laboratory, received her PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Mississippi State University in 2012 and completed her Postdoctoral Fellowship at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, in 2016. She joined the Marquette-MCW Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering in January of 2019 with research interests that include stem cell engineering, hard-tissue engineering and 3D bioprinting, as well as vascular tissue engineering, imaging, modeling and simulation.

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Investigative Collaborators

In its efforts to advance knowledge and therapeutic options for individuals suffering from tissue and bone defect and disease, the TRE Lab works closely with investigative collaborators from Children's Wisconsin, Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin specializing in Nanotechnology, Plastic Surgery and Vascular Repair and Reconstruction.


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The Tissue Regenerative Engineering Laboratory receives support on an ongoing basis from the Medical College of Wisconsin and on a per-project basis from such institutions as the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment (AHW). 
Ongoing Support

2020–2021: “Develop an Individualized Composite as an Interface for Severe Cleft Palate Repair”, Research Affairs Committee (RAC) of the Medical College of Wisconsin, Role: PI, $25,000.

2017–2021: “Optimization and Enhancement of Hepatic Differentiation for Mesenchymal Stem Cells via Biofunctional Modification” National Science Foundation (NSF), Research Initiation Award, Role: PI, $300,000.

2019–2022: “Tissue-Engineered Vascular Graft of Small Diameter Using Porcine Artery”, Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin (AHW) Research and Education Program, Role: PI, $590,528.

Past Support

2018-2019: “Development of an Individualized Multiplex Composite as an Interface for Severe Cleft Palate Repair”, National Institute of Health (NIH) R15, Role: PI, $354,805 (withdrew because of the job change)

2016-2017: “Acquisition of a Multimaterial 3-D Bioplotter for Interdisciplinary Research and Education” National Science Foundation (NSF), MRI, Role: Co-PI, $271,535, PI: Derrick Dean)

Contact Us!

For additional information about the Tissue Regenerative Engineering Laboratory or to learn more about open positions, contact us!

Contact Dr. Bo Wang

(414) 955-2346


Lab: MCW Campus, TBRC C2788
Office: TBRC C2815