Yang Lab in the department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Welcome to Dr. Yunzhi Peter Yang’s Group at Stanford University.

Our research interests are in the areas of biomaterials, implant devices, drug delivery, and musculoskeletal tissue engineering. In particular, we are interested in developing bio-inspired biomaterials and platform technologies to engineer tissues and organs. We aim to improve understanding of tissue-like chemistry and structure approaches of implant device design and fabrication, how these lead to tissue-like properties and functions, and the extent to which they can enhance clinical outcomes. Our research methodology includes concept design and development, characterization and evaluation, in vitro and in vivo validation of novel biomaterials and implant devices.

Compact Bone & Spongy (Cancellous Bone)

Figure Our research program centers on the bio-inspired biomaterials and approaches for regenerative medicine. For examples, to regenerate functional bone, we have developed new bio-inspired concepts and technologies by mimicking long bone's hierarchical structure, interfacial gradation, functional unit osteon, and vascularization.
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Our current program comprises the following themes: Enabling technology for musculoskeletal tissue engineering, surface nanotechnology for osseointegrated implant devices, and naturally derived novel biomaterials for cancer treatment. The student and postdoctoral trainees joining our group will have opportunities to learn from and work with a variety of experts, including material engineers and scientists, biologists, and clinicians.


April 2014: Dr. Goodman and Dr. Yang received a Stanford Coulter Seed Grant for development of new treatment for Avascular necrosis!

April 2014: Congratulations to Dr. Sungwoo Kim for his work leading to two international patent applications for drug delivery!

May 2014: Congratulations to Dr. Angel Mercado for publishing his work on synthetic vessel graft!

May 2014: Congratulations to Dr. Yunqing Kang for publishing his works on cell sheet engineering and engineered periosteum!

May 2014: Congratulations to Laura Elomaa for receiving multiple scholarships from Alfred Kordelin Foundation, Emil Aaltonen Foundation, and The Research Foundation of Helsinki University of Technology!

May 2014: Congratulations to Sean Siebert for his acceptance to Stanford MedScholar Program!

May 2014: Congratulations to Rashmi Sharma for completion of her honors' thesis in Bioengineering!

April 2014: Congratulations to Lauren Sweet for her second term of Stanford undergraduate reseach major grant award!

April 2014: Congratulations to Evelyna Wang for her Bio-X undergraduate research award!

May 2014: Congratulations to Michelle Ramseier for her acceptance to Stanford Undergraduate Research Experience program!

May 2014: Congratulations to Saba Fazeli for his acceptance to Stanford Undergraduate Research Experience program!

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