BioE260/Ortho260: Tissue Engineering

This 3-unit course addresses the principles of tissue engineering and design strategies for practical applications for tissue repair. Topics to cover include tissue components and dynamics, morphogenesis, stem cells, cellular fate processes, controlled drug and gene delivery, bioreactors, cell-materials interactions, and host integration. Towards the end of the course, students will present a research proposal to solve a real life tissue engineering problem using principles and tools learnt from the class.

Independent Research in Yang Lab

In addition to conventional classroom teaching, Prof. Yang actively mentor highly motivated students for independent research in a laboratory setting. Students (both undergraduate or graduate levels) conducting research in Yang lab are encouraged to register for courses designed for independent research:

BioE191: Bioengineering Problems and Experimental Investigation
BioE392: Directed Investigation
Ortho199: Undergraduate Research


Educational Outreach

Prof. Yang is passionate about integrating research and education, and developing outreach activities to positively impact students ranging from elementary schools to high schools. We have also hosted visiting undergraduate students from other universities to conduct summer research in Yang lab, via various research internships or exchange programs such as Amgen Scholar Program, NIH-STEP UP programs, and Chinese Undergraduate Visiting Research Program etc. We mentor high school students for lab research through the RISE (Raising Interest in Science and Engineering) Summer Internship Program, which is sponsored by the Stanford Office of Science Outreach. RISE is designed for bright low-income students and those who will be the first in their families to attend college. Interested students should apply directly via RISE program. To help sparkle interests in science and medicine in young children, we have also developed educational outreach activities for local elementary schools, in which we went out to elementary classrooms to introduce the concept of tissue repair via formats of story-telling and interactive games.