Vincent Wang

Associate Professor, Kevin P. Granata Faculty Fellow

Area(s) of Interest: Biomechanics, Tissue Engineering
Phone: (540) 231-1771
Orthopedic Mechanobiology Lab

Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics
339 Kelly Hall, 325 Stanger Street MC 0298
Blacksburg, VA 24061


Ph.D., Columbia University, Mechanical engineering, 2001
M.S., Columbia University, Mechanical engineering, 1996
B.S., Columbia University, Mechanical Engineering, 1994

Research Interests:

  • Tendon healing and repair
  • Skeletal tissue mechanobiology
  • Orthopedic biomechanics

Teaching Interests:

  • Soft tissue mechanics
  • Musculoskeletal biomechanics


  1. Friel NA, McNickle AG, DeFranco MJ, Wang FC, Shewman EF, Verma NN, Cole BJ, Bach BR Jr., Chubinskaya S, Kramer SM, Wang VM.  The Effect of Highly Purified Capsaicin on Articular Cartilage and Rotator Cuff Tendon Healing: An In Vivo Rabbit Study.  J Orthop Res, in press, 2015. doi: 10.1002/jor.22971
  2. Wang VM, Karas V, Lee AS, Yin Z, Van Thiel GS, Hussey K, Sumner DR, Chubinskaya S, Magin RL, Verma NN, Romeo AA, Cole BJ.  Assessment of Glenoid Chondral Healing: Comparison of Microfracture to Autologous Matrix Induced Chondrogenesis in a Novel Rabbit Shoulder Model.  J Shoulder Elbow Surg, in press, 2015.
  3. Yanke A, Bell R, Lee A, Shewman EF, Wang VM, Bach BR Jr. Regional Mechanical Properties of Human Patellar Tendon Allografts.  Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, 23(4): 961-967, 2015.
  4. Frank RM, Shin J, Saccomanno MF, Bhatia S, Shewman EF, Bach BR Jr., Wang VM, Cole BJ, Provencher MT, Verma NN, Romeo AA.  Comparison of Glenohumeral Contact Pressures and Contact Areas After Posterior Glenoid Reconstruction with an Iliac Crest Bone Graft or Distal Tibia Osteochondral Allograft.  Am J Sports Med, 42(11):2574-82, 2014.
  5. Strauss EJ, Salata MJ, Sershon RA, Garbis N, Provencher MT, Wang VM, McGill K, Cole BJ, Romeo AA, Verma NN. The Role of the Superior Labrum Following Biceps Tenodesis in Glenohumeral Stability.   J Shoulder Elbow Surg, 23(4):485-91, 2014.
  6. Bell RM, Li J, Shewman EF, Galante JO, Cole BJ, Bach BR Jr., Troy KL, Mikecz K, Sandy JD, Plaas AH, Wang VM.  ADAMTS5 Is Required for Biomechanically-Stimulated Healing of Murine Tendinopathy.  J Orthop Res, 31(10):1540-8, 2013    
  7. Bell RM, Li J, Gorski DJ, Bartels A, Shewman EF, Bach BR Jr., Cole BJ, Wysocki R, Mikecz K, Sandy JD, Plaas AH, Wang VM.  Controlled Treadmill Exercise Removes Chondroid Deposits and Restores Tensile Properties in a New Murine Tendinopathy Model.  J Biomech, 46(3):498–505, 2013
  8. Salata MJ, Sherman SL, Lin EC, Sershon RA, Gupta A, Shewman EF, Wang VM, Cole BJ, Romeo AA, Verma NN.  Biomechanical Evaluation of Transosseous Rotator Cuff Repair: Do Anchors Really Matter?  Am J Sports Med, 41(2):283-90, 2013.
  9. Friel NA, Wang VM, Slabaugh M, Wang FC, Chubinskaya S, Cole BJ. Effects of Continuous Bupivacaine Infusion on Rotator Cuff Healing: An In Vivo Rabbit Study. J Shoulder Elbow Surg, 22(4):489-499, 2013.
  10. Yanke A, Bell RM, Lee AS, Kang RW, Mather R, Shewman EF, Wang VM, Bach BR Jr. The Biomechanical Effects of 1.0 to 1.2 MRad of Gamma Irradiation on Human Bone-Patellar Tendon-Bone Allografts. Am J Sports Med, 41(4):835-840, 2013.
  11. Wang VM, Bell RM, Thakore R, Eyre D, Galante JO, Li J, Sandy JD, Plaas A.  Murine Tendon Function is Adversely Affected by Aggrecan Accumulation Due to the Knockout of ADAMTS5.  J Orthop Res, 30(4):620-6, 2012.

Journal Editorial Boards

  • Associate Editor, Connective Tissue Research, 2015-present
  • Editorial Review Board, Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 2014-present
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Current Tissue Engineering, 2012-present
  • Associate Editor, BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders,  2010-present


Spring 2018 force-add survey opens January 5.


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