Using engineered biomaterials and cell therapy, my lab develops organ-on-chip systems and artificial implantable organs/devices for diagnostics and therapeutics. I focus on student-centered teaching with hands-on learning experience. I'm a strong advocate for women, URM, first-gen, and non-traditional students (veterans) in STEM education.
Dr. Song works with organ-on-chip systems and leads investigations on artificial implantable organs through engineering approaches and biomaterials that manipulate cell behavior. Her work has helped applications in neural regeneration, muscle rehabilitation, diabetes treatment, and bone tissue engineering. Her goals are to contribute to the fundamental scientific knowledge at the intersection of biology, engineering, and medicine. She aspires to advance new diagnostics and therapeutics that better serve the patients in need, help the physicians, as well as improve the public health outcome. Dr. Song completed her PhD from University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley) and University of California San Francisco (UCSF). She received her postdoctoral training on neural repair and neuromuscular recovery techniques through electrical stimulation on stem cell functions at Stanford University. Dr. Song obtained her BS with honors in biomedical engineering from Brown University. Dr. Song is the recipient of multiple academic awards and fellowships from the National Institute of Health Ruth L. Kirschstein Research Service Awards (NIH NRSA F32), the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRFP), Forbes Magazine 30 Under 30, Gates Millennium Foundation, amongst many others.