Research Fellow

Kenneth Ng, PhD

Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Laboratory of Functional Tissue Engineering, Hospital for Special Surgery

Research Interests:
Kenneth Ng is a post-doctoral research fellow in the Laboratory for Functional Tissue Engineering at Hospital for Special Surgery. He earned his Ph.D. with honors at Columbia University in biomedical engineering, specifically in cartilage tissue engineering. His current research interests are the design and fabrication of a novel, macroporous polymer scaffold for the repair of articular cartilage defects as well as the use of collagen cross-linking agents to strengthen soft tissue allografts for clinical applications.

Selected Publications:
, Wang CC, Mauck RL, Kelly TA, Chahine NO, Costa KD, Ateshian GA, Hung CT. A Layered Agarose Approach to Fabricate Depth-dependent Inhomogeneity in Chondrocyte-seeded Constructs. J Orthop Res. 2005; 23(1):134-41.

Ng KW, Mauck RL, Statman LY, Lin EY, Ateshian GA, Hung CT. Dynamic Deformational Loading Results in Selective Application of Mechanical Stimulation in a Layered, Tissue-engineered Cartilage Construct. Biorheology. 2006; 43(3-4):497-507.

Ng KW, Saliman JD, Lin EY, Statman LY, Kugler LE, Ateshian GA, Hung CT. Culture Duration Modulates Collagen Hydrolysate-induced Tissue Remodeling in Chondrocyte-seeded Agarose Hydrogels. Annals Biomed Eng. 2007; 35(11):1914-23, e-publication August 25, 2007.

Ng KW, DeFrancis JG, Kugler LE, Kelly T-AN, O=Conor CJ, Lo S, Ateshian GA, Hung CT. Amino Acid Supply in Culture Media is not a Limiting Factor in the Matrix Synthesis of Engineered Cartilage Tissue. Amino Acids. 2008; 35(2):433-8, e-publication August 24, 2007.

Ng KW, Kugler LE, Doty SB, Ateshian GA, Hung CT. Scaffold Degradation Elevates the Collagen Content and Dynamic Compressive Modulus in Engineered Articular Cartilage. OA and Cart 2009; 17(2):220-7, e-publication Sept 16, 2008.

Ng KW, Ateshian GA, Hung CT.  Zonal Chondrocytes Seeded in a Layered Agarose Hydrogel Create Engineered Cartilage with Depth-dependent Cellular and Mechanical Inhomogeneity. Tissue Engineering Part A., e-publication Feb 18, 2009.

Ng KW, Mauck RL, Wang CC, Kelly TA, Ho MM, Chen FH, Ateshian GA, Hung CT. Duty Cycle of Deformational Loading Influences the Growth of Engineered Articular Cartilage. Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering, in press.