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2013 New and Events

December

  • Prof. Yang has been selected to receive the 2013 Young Investigator Award in Cell and Gene Therapy for Cancer!
  • Janice's paper on " Stem Cells Catalyze Cartilage Formation by Neonatal Articular Chondrocytes in 3D Biomimetic Hydrogels" has been accepted for publication in Scientific Reports!
  • Xinming's paper on "Engineering Interpenetrating Network Hydrogel as Biomimetic Cell Niche with Independently Tunable Biochemical and Mechanical Properties" has been accepted for publication in Biomaterials!

November

  • Leo's paper on "Photocrosslinkable PEG-based Microribbons for Forming 3D Macroporous Scaffolds with Decoupled Niche Properties" has been accepted for publication in Advanced Materials!
  • Janice and Tianyi have been awarded the Bio-X travel award!
  • Prof. Yang gave an invited seminar at the Hongkong University of Science and Technology.
  • Prof. Yang gave an invited talk at the 3rd International Conference in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine.
  • Janice won the best talk in Biology category at the CORS conference!
  • Prof. Yang gave invited talks at the National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

October

  • Welcome Wanxin Wang, a first year Bioengineering Ph.D. student to join our lab for rotation!
  • Janice and Tianyi gave two podium presentations of their work in the 8th Combined Meetings of Orthopaedic Research Societies in Venice, Italy.

September

  • Michael’s paper on controlled delivery of anti-inflammatory molecules from orthopaedic implant coatings is published in Biomaterials!
  • Our joint paper with Goodman group is published in Journal of Biomedical and Materials Research!
  • Prof. Yang gave an invited talk at the Annual Biomedical Engineering Society Conference in Seattle, WA.
  • Lorenzo, Leo, and Soah presented their work at the Annual Biomedical Engineering Society Conference.

August

  • Prof. Yang gave an invited talk at the Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium.
  • Michael's paper on gene deilvery in 3D hydrogels have been accepted for publication in Biomaterials!
  • Welcome Bogi to join Fan Yang lab for Ph.D. thesis research!
  • Prof. Yang presented at the Gordon Research Conference in New Hampshire.
  • Our recent paper for ACS Nano entitled "Development of Poly(β-amino ester)-Based Biodegradable Nanoparticles for Nonviral Delivery of Minicircle DNA"has been selected to be featured in the ACS Nano podcast!

July

  • Michael Keeney's paper on developing novel biodegradable nanoparticles for minicircle DNA delivery has been published in ACS Nano!

June

  • Prof. Yang has been selected as the Mission for Learning Faculty Scholar in Pediatric Translational Medicine, and Yang lab has been awarded a grant to apply bioengineering approaches for studying pediatric brain tumor!
  • Anusuya and Shaheen's work has been accepted for publication in Drug Delivery and Translational Research! Congratulations to our talented undergraduates who have earned their own first-author papers through hard work!
  • Xinyi Jiang has been selected to receive the Dean's Postdoctoral Fellowship. Congratulations Xinyi!
  • Work from Yang group has been accepted for 6 podium presentations at the upcoming annual BMES conference. Congratulations to Leo, Lorenzo and Soah!
  • Tianyi and Janice's work has been accepted for podium presentations at the upcoming Combined Orthopaedic Research Society Conference!
  • Bonnie Zhu is joining Yang lab for Ph.D. thesis research. Welcome Bonnie!
  • Yang lab has been awarded a Coulter Translational Research Seed Grant, which encourages research that addresses unmet clinical needs and leads to improvements in health care and to commercial products.
  • Leo and Josh's paper has been accepted for publication in Tissue Engineering!

May

  • Christine and Tianyi have successfully passed their Ph.D. qualify exams. Congratulations!
  • Jeffrey Choi has been awarded a Bio-X undergraduate research fellowship for supporting his research in Yang lab!
  • Lorenzo has successfully passed his Ph.D. Qualify exam. Congratulations!

April

  • Dr. Yang gave an invited talk at the symposium on "Cell-Based Therapeutics: The Next Generation of Medicine". This symposium was hosted at UCSF and invited speakers include some of the nation's leading clinical and laboratory researchers in stem cell therapy, immunotherapy and bacterial therapeutics.
  • Leo has been selected to receive a travel award for presenting his work at the MRS conference!
  • Leo, Janice, Xinming, Soah presented their work in the Annual Materials Research Society Conference in San Francisco.
  • Welcome Xinyi Jiang, a new postdoctoral fellow to join our group!
  • Jimmy Jiang, Meelim Lee and Lisa Su has been awarded fellowships to conduct summer research in our lab. Congratulations!

March

  • Prof. Yang was selected to receive the 2013 Asian American Faculty Award for her outstanding achievements and services to Stanford and the Asian American community!

February

  • Leo's paper on dynamic tissue engineering scaffold has been accepted for publication in Biomaterials!
  • Michael's paper on layer-by-layer deposition has been accepted for publication in Biomacromolecules!

January

  • Our joint review paper with Goodman lab on biological coatings of orthopaedic implants has been accepted for publication in Biomaterials!
  • Dr. Yang gave a talk at the Annual Orthopaedic Research Society Conference in San Antonio, TX.
  • Welcome Chris Madl, a first year Bioeng Ph.D. student to join the lab for rotation!
  • Welcome Jessica Lam to join the lab!
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