Assistant Professor

Department STEM

Mailing Address

Regis College

235 Wellesley Street
Weston, MA 02493


    Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

    B.S. in Measurement, Control and Instrument Sciences, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing, China.

    Courses Taught

    • Biomedical Engineering Lab
    • Biomedical Measurements and Instrumentation/Lab
    • Circuits and Sensors
    • Engineering in the clinics
    • Quantitative Physiology


    M. Nadra, W. Niu *, M. Kurisawa, D. Rousson, M. Spector. PRP Lysate-Infused Gelatin Hydrogel as a Scaffold for Bone Reconstruction. Bioengineering, 2022, 9(10), 513.

    W.Niu, T.C. Lim, A. Alshihri, R. Rajappa, L.S. Wang, M. Kurisawa, M. Spector. Platelet Derived Growth Factor Stimulated Migration of Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stem Cells into an Injectable Gelatin‐Hydroxyphenyl Propionic Acid Matrix. Biomedicines. 2021, 9, 203.

    A. Alshihri, W. Niu, P. Kammerer, M. Al-Askar, A. Yamashita, M. Kurisawa, M. Spector. The Effects of Shock Wave Stimulation of Mesenchymal Stem Cells on Proliferation, Migration, and Differentiation in an Injectable Gelatin Matrix for Osteogenic Regeneration. Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, 2020, 14(11): 1630-40.

    S.J. Chan, W. Niu, K. Hayakawa, G. Hamanaka, X. Wang, P.S. Cheah, et al. Promoting Neuro-Supportive Properties of Astrocytes with Epidermal Gowth Factor Hydrogels. Stem Cells Translational Medicine. 2019, 8(12):1242-8.

    W. Niu, X. Zeng. The application of stem cell based tissue engineering in spinal cord injury repair. International Journal of Stem Cell Research & Therapy, 2015, 6(3): 1000158.

    Editing Credits

    Sep.2021- Aug.2023 Guest Editor, Bioengineering, (Impact Factor: 5.041) published by MDPI Special Issue: Stem/Progenitor Cells for Musculoskeletal Disease Modeling and Tissue Repair

    Oct.2022-present, Review Editor, Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology (Impact Factor: 5.89)

    Book Reviews

    M. Tsintou, C. Wang, K. Dalamagkas, D. Weng, Y.N. Zhang*, W. Niu*. Chapter 5: Nanogels for Biomedical Applications Drug Delivery, Imaging, Tissue Engineering and Biosensors. Nanobiomaterials Science, Development and Evaluation, Elsevier, 2017. “Porous Scaffold Design for Tissue Engineering: State-of-the-art and Future Perspectives”, Bentham Science,2016.

    F. Khatami, R.M. Robati, M. Torabi-Rahvar, W. Niu*. Chapter 12: Skin Tissue Engineering Skin Substitutes: Current Applications and Challenges.

    R. Xu, W. Shi, P. Nie, R. Chen, N. Li, M. Razavi, W. Niu*, A.A. Alshihri*. Chapter 14: Stem Cell-based modalities: from basic biology to integration and regeneration.

    M. Nabavinia, D. Weng, Y.N. Zhang, W. Niu*. Chapter 15: Stem Cells and Scaffolds: Strategies for Musculoskeletal System Tissue Engineering