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Wendy S. Vanden Berg-Foels

Wendy S. Vanden Verg-Foels, Assistant Professor of Biomedical

Wendy S. Vanden Berg-Foels
Assistant Professor

Department of Biomedical Engineering
A.B. Bronwell Building, Room 217
260 Glenbrook Road, Unit 3247
Tel: (860) 486-1556
Fax: (860) 486-2500




  • NIH T32 Training Grant Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • AAUW Selected Professions Dissertations Fellowship
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Ph.D. Cornell University
  • M.S. Cornell University
  • B.S. University of Iowa


Research Focus:

  • Tissue engineering
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Cartilage regeneration
  • Helium ion microscopy
  • Scanning electron microscopy


Current Publications:

Pettinato G, Vanden Berg-Foels WS, Zhang N., Wen X. ROCK inhibitor is not required for embryonic body formation from singularized human embryonic stem cells. PLoS One9(11), 2014. (PMID 25365581)

Vanden Berg-Foels WS*. In situ tissue regeneration: chemoattractants for endogenous stem cell recruitment. Tissue Engineering, Part B: Reviews 20(1), 28-39, 2014. Epub July 2013. (PMID 23678952)

Alexander A†, Vanden Berg-Foels WS†, Wen X. Bioengineering strategies for cancer targeting. Advances in Cancer Research 118, 1-59, 2013. (PMID 23768509)† These authors contributed equally to this work.

Vanden Berg-Foels WS, Scipioni L, Huynh C, Wen X. High resolution visualization of the articular cartilage collagen network by helium ion microscopy. Journal of Microscopy246(2), 168-176, 2012. (PMID 22416783)  Featured on June 29 – July 6, 2012.

Vanden Berg-Foels WS*, Schwager SJ, Todhunter RJ, Reeves AP. Femoral head shape differences during development may identify hips at risk of degeneration. Annals of Biomedical Engineering 39(12), 2955-2963, 2011. (PMID 21909817)