• Portrait
  • Yong Mao
  • Associate Research Professor

I am currently an Associate Research Professor and the lead biologist at NJCBM. I joined the center in 2013, having developed both academic and industrial research experience.  My research interests include cell-biomaterial interaction, extracellular matrix/synthetic hybrid bioactive scaffolds, stem cell technology, antimicrobial activity of biomaterials and wound healing.  I have established and led multiple industrial collaborations with over $1 million research funding over the past few years.  I also enjoy mentoring undergraduate students and developing their independent research capabilities.  I direct the biological laboratory at NJCBM and lead the collaborations with internal and external research groups. It is very satisfying to bring industrial research experience and network back to Rutgers, where my academic career started.