Dr. Yunzhi Peter Yang's research interests are in the areas of biomaterials, implant devices, drug delivery, and musculoskeletal tissue engineering. In particular, the Yang lab is interested in developing bio-inspired biomaterials and platform technologies to engineer tissues and organs. They 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. Their research methodology includes concept design and development, characterization and evaluation, in vitro and in vivo validation of novel biomaterials and implant devices. Their 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.
Bio-X Affiliated Faculty