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.


August 2014: Dr. Yang received a NIH grant in bone tissue engineering!

August 2014: Dr. Yang received the 2014 Defense University Research Insturmention Program Award for the development of novel 3D printing system!

August 2014: Congratulations to Dr. Yunqing Kang for starting his professorship in Florida Atlantic University!

August 2014: Congratulations to Dr. Chris Browne for starting his residency at State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University!

August 2014: Congratulations to Rashmi Sharma for starting her job in Genentech!

August 2014: Congratulations to Dr. Sungwoo Kim for licensing his technologies in drug delivery systems!

August 2014: Congratulations to Dr. Sungwoo Kim for publishing his work in drug delivery system!

August 2014: Congratulations to Evelyna Wang, Michelle Ramseier, and Saba Fazeli for presenting their works in Bio-X program and BioE REU program!

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