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Professor Yang

Fan Yang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Departments of Bioengineering and Orthopaedic Surgery
Director of Stem Cell and Biomaterials Engineering Laboratory
Stanford University School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Dr., Edwards R152
Stanford, CA, 94305
Office: 650-725-7128
Lab URL:


1997 - 2001 Shanghai Jiaotong University, P.R. China.
B.S. in Biomedical Engineering
2001 - 2006 Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
Ph. D. in Biomedical Engineering, Advisor: Prof. Jennifer Elisseeff
2006 - 2009 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoroal Fellow, Advisor: Prof. Robert Langer


2017 - present Associate Professor with Tenure, Stanford University
Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and Bioengineering
2009 - 2017 Assistant Professor, Stanford University
Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and Bioengineering
2010 - present Associated Faculty Member
Stanford Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine

Honors and Awards

2016 Biomaterials Science Lectureship Award (one winner/year). This award is selected by the Biomaterials Science Editorial Board to honors an early-stage career researcher for their significant contribution to the biomaterials field. [Link]
2016 SFB Young Investigator Award from the Society for Biomaterials (one winner per year). This award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding achievements in the field of biomaterials research. SFB is the world's leading society in the field of Biomaterials.
2015-2018 CIRM Tools and Technologies Award, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine
2014-2019 NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award, National Science Foundation
2014 Rising Star Award, Biomedical Engineering Society-Cellular and Molecular Engineering
2013-2016 Young Investigator Award, Alliance for Cancer and Gene Therapy
2013-2018 Mission for Learning Faculty Scholar Award in Pediatric Translational Medicine, Stanford
2013 Stanford-Coulter Translational Grant Award, Stanford University
2013 Stanford Asian American Faculty Award, Stanford University
2012-2014 Basil O'Connor Starter Scholar Research Award, March of Dimes Foundation
2012-2015 3M Nontenured Faculty Grant Award, 3M
2011 Named to the 2011 Technology Review TR35 Global list. TR35 recognizes the world’s 35 most outstanding innovators who are younger than 35, whose superb technical work promises to shape the coming decades [Link]
2011 McCormick Faculty Award, Stanford University
2010-2016 Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Award, Stanford University
2010 2010 Faculty Scholar of the Donald E. and Delia B. Baxter Foundation
2009-2013 National Scientist Development Grant Award, American Heart Association
2008-2009 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Postdoctoral Fellowship, NIH
1999 Elite Student Honor, Shanghai Jiaotong University
1998 Wanbang Scholarship, Shanghai Jiaotong University
1997-2000 Outstanding Student Scholarship, Shanghai Jiaotong University

Professional Memberships

Biomedical Engineering Society
Orthopaedic Research Society
Society for Biomaterials
Tissue Engineering International & Regenerative Medicine Society
The American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy
International Society for Stem Cell Research

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