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2011 News and Events


  • Prof. Yang gave a podium presentation at the 11th US-Japan Symposium on Drug Delivery Systems Conference in Lahaina, Maui.


  • Michael Keeney and Lorenzo Deveza each gave a podium presentation and a poster of their work at the Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Conference in Hartford, CT.


  • Michael Keeney, Leo Han, Lorenzo Deveza, Janice Lai and Shaheen Jeeawoody each present their work at the Bio-X Symposium Poster session.
  • Welcome Tianyi Wang to join Yang lab for a rotation!
  • Welcome Emily Cheng to join the Yang lab!
  • Dr. Yang gave an invited talk at the Enigneering in Medicine and Biology Conference in Boston.


  • tr35 logoDr. Fan Yang has been selected to be one of 2011 TR35 Global list honorees by Technology Review! TR35 recognizes the world’s 35 most outstanding innovators who are younger than 35, whose superb technical work promises to shape the coming decades. TR35 reward ingenious and elegant work that matters to the world at large—not just to peers in a particular field or industry. The awards span a wide range of fields, including biotechnology, materials, computer hardware, energy, transportation, and the Internet. [Read More...]
  • Lorezno has been awarded Medical Scholars Fellowship to support his full time research in Yang lab. Congratulations Lorenzo!
  • Zhe persented her summer research at Stanford School of Engineering China-Undergraduate Visiting Researchers (UGVR) poster session.
  • Michelle persented her summer research at the Bio-X poster session.
  • Yang lab had a fun lab outing to the farm picking delicious blackberries!
  • Sungwon Lim joined lab for rotation. Welcome Sungwon!
  • Stephanie persented her summer research at the HBREX poster session.
  • Leo Han and Prof. Yang presented our work at the Gordon Research Conference in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering held in New Hampshire.


  • Welcome Tyler Prestwood, a MSTP/MD.PhD student to join Yang Lab for summer rotation!
  • Yang lab had a fun lab outing watching Happy Potter opening show and enjoying delicious Thai food!
  • Welcome Dr. Xinming Tong, a polymer chemist to join Yang Lab as a postdoc fellow!


  • Dr. Yang gave an invited talk at the E3 Forum in Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Welcome Zhe Zhang join Yang Lab as a summer exchange student between Tsinghua University and Stanford!
  • Michael, Lorenzo and Sylivie's work has been accepted for podium and poster presentations at the upcoming Biomedical Engineering Society Anuual Conference!
  • Dr. Yang gave an invited talk to the 2011 Bio-X Undergraduate Summer Research Program participants.
  • Stephanie Yu joined Yang lab and has been awarded funding through Human Biology Research Exploration program! Congratulations Stephanie!


  • Shaheen was awarded the VUPE minor grant to support her summer research in Yang lab. Congratulations Shaheen!
  • Yang lab had a fun outing event at Straits Cafe and Palo Alto Bowling night!


  • Michael and Janice's paper has come out in "Current Opinion in Biotechnology".
  • Michael, Anusuya and Michelle each gave a platform presentation of their work at the Annual Materials Research Society Conference in San Francisco.
  • Michelle Nii has been awarded the Bio-X Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship. Congratulations Michelle!
  • Janice Lai has successfully passed her Ph.D. qualify exams! Congratulations Janice!
  • Anusuya has been awarded the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship. This competitive program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions. Congratulations Anusuya!
  • Dr. Yang gave a talk at the Society for Biomaterials Annual Conference.
  • Two outstanding undergraduates from our lab, Anusuya and Chang, have got into multiple top Ph.D. programs including Harvard, Stanford, UC Berkeley, Johns Hopkins, Columbia etc. Anusuya will join UC Berkeley and Chang will join Columbia University for their Ph.D. studies. Congratulations Anusuya and Chang!
  • Anusuya's paper is published online in Pharmaceutical Research.
  • Dr. Yang has been selected to receive the 2010 McCormick Faculty Award!The McCormick Funds were established to support the advancement of women in medicine and/or medical research directly, or by supporting the mentoring, training and encouragement of women pursuing the study of medicine, in teaching medicine, and engaging in medical research.


  • Welcome Cheen Euong Ang to join the Yang lab for a rotation!
  • Anusuya and Lorenzo each presented their work at the Bio-X Symposium poster session!


  • Anusuya Ramasubramanian's paper on non-viral delivery of inductive and suppressive genes to stem cells for osteogenesis has been accepted for publications in Pharmaceutical Research. Congratulations Anusuya!
  • Michelle, Michael and Anusuya's work has been accepted to give platform presentations at the upcoming annual conference of Materials Research Society!


  • Michael Keeney's joint manuscript with members of Richard Zare's group was accepted for publications in Nano Letters.
  • Welcome Sylvie Liong, Linsey Seitz and Qian Yi Lee to join the Yang lab for rotations!
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