Welcome to the Transformative Biomaterials and
Biotechnology Lab (TBBL) at The Penn State University. Our research
interests are to investigate a methodology for functional biomaterial
development and use biomaterials as a tool to solve unmet clinical
Currently, our research projects include: 1) Methodology for
new biomaterial development; 2) soft and hard tissue engineering;
3) cancer drug delivery and imaging; 4) stem cell/biomaterial
interactions; 5) micro-/nano-medical device fabrication; 6) biosensing.
Yang will give an invited talk at Northwestern University Center
for Advanced Regenerative Engineering Launch Event on May 31,
Yang will give an invited talk at Regenerative Engineering Society
Event being held October 27-28, 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA.
Yang will give an invited talk at 2018 MRS Fall Meeting &
Exhibit, Sympoisum BM04-Biomaterials for Regenerative Engineering
on November 25-30, 2018.
celebrates the graduation of Dingying and Jimin. Congratulation
to Dr. Dingying Shan and Dr. Jimin Peter Kim.
||Congratulation, Dingying's paper regarding dual-imaging
enabled biodegradable electroactive polymers was accepted
by "Advanced Functional Materials".
||Dr. Yang received a R01 grant from NIH/NIAMS to study
citrate metabonegenesis regulation for new orthopedic biomaterial
||Congratulation to Jessica Smith, Maria Hudock for winning
2018 Erickson Discovery Grants and Sarah Knappman for winning
COE REU summer research grant.
||Gloria Kim's citrate chemical and mechanical regulation
on nerve regeneration paper was accepted by "Biomaterials".
||News reports on our biodegradable optical fiber work in
10 news; Medgadget.com.
||Congratulation to Gloria Kim who has successfully defended
her PhD dissertation.
Congratulation to the following students.
Graduate students, Dingying Shan, Chuying Ma both received
CAB-BM Young Investigator Merit Award
at the 254th American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting
held in Washing DC. They both presented at the ACS Symposium
of Biomaterials Science and Translational Medicine.
Graduate student, Qiyao Li recieved Best
Poster Award at
the 254th American Chemical Society National Meeting.
(only 3 poster awards out of nearly 200 posters)
Summer REU student, Kelly Miller won the first
place in the poster competition out of 65
posters of the PSU Multi-Campus REU program.
||Congratulation to Jimin Kim to receive Leighton Riess Graduate
Fellowship in Engineering.
||Yang laboratory has published 100 papers (92 journal articles
and 8 book chapters) as of 3/3/2017. Many thanks to all our
collaborators, current and past students and postdocs.
Adv Mater 2014 (click polymer)
Adv Mater 2014 (BPLP-PLA)
PNAS 2009 (BPLP)
ACS Nano 2014 (In situ endothelium repair)
Chemical Science 2017 (Fluorescent sensor for cystic fibrosis
Small 2017 (Immune cell-mediated drug delivery)
Acta Biomaterialia 2017 (Complete story of citrate fluorescence