Linhong Deng obtained PhD from Bioengineering Unit, University of Strathclyde, UK in 2000. He subsequently worked as Postdoctoral Fellow at School of Biomedical Engineering, Dalhousie University, Canada from 2000-04, and Research Associate at Harvard School of Public Health, USA from 2004-07, respectively. In 2007, he was appointed as Cheung Kung Distinguished Professor by the Ministry of Education of China, and served as Director of Key Laboratory of Biorheological Science and Technology, Ministry of Education, Bioengineering College, Chongqing University, China. In 2012, he founded, and since serves as Director of, Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences, Changzhou University, China. His current research interests include cell mechanics and cell mechanobiology, in particular the mechanical behaviors of the airway smooth muscle cell and its roles in the pathophysiology of asthma. His contribution to this field includes publications in top journals such as Nature, Nature Materials, and Am J of Physiology Cell Physiology. Professor Deng has also been recognized for research excellence by American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE Fellowship, 2015), Jiangsu Provincial Government (Academic Leadership Award, 2013), Chongqing Science and Technology Commission (Outstanding Scientific Talents, 2011), The National Returned Overseas Chinese Association (Innovation Award, 2010), Thomson Scientific “Science Watch” (Fast Breaking Paper, 2008), FASEB (Smooth Muscle Research Young Investigator Award, 2003), International Society of Biorheology (Travel Award, 1992).