Yong Wang, M.D., M.S.
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
Division of Transplantation
Lead scientist of Microfluidic Research
University of Illinois at Chicago
Yong Wang, M.D. joined the UIC team in 2004. Dr. Wang brings extensive experience in islet physiology and human islet isolation to the Chicago Diabetes Project. Currently, his research is focused in two major areas: (1) human islet functional assessment using a novel real-time microfluidic device combined with fluorescence imaging (calcium influx and mitochondrial potential) and dynamic islet perifusion and (2) developing new methods for preservation of the donated pancreas and the prevention of ischemia-reperfusion injury.