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  • Phillip C. Yang, MD

    Phillip C. Yang, MD

    Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine) at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests The emergence of regenerative medicine created a paradigm shift in how we approach cardiovascular diseases. This innovation has required a careful evaluation of the interaction between the recipient tissue and stem cells at a fundamental cellular and molecular level. My laboratory is advancing cellular and molecular imaging technology to characterize the injured myocardium as a biological niche for stem cells and to discover novel cardiovascular stem cells and their derivatives to cure heart failure.

    Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are positioned to create a medical breakthrough. Translational effort of these cells and their cardiovascular derivatives is now underway in my laboratory in collaboration with the NIH/NHLIB-sponsored Cardiovascular Cell Therapy Research Network (CCTRN). This dedicated effort will establish the foundation to utilize the cardiovascular derivatives of iPSCs for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. Novel applications are developed in my lab to use patient-specific iCMs to conduct clinical trial in a test tube to individualize the therapeutic efficacy while also developing innovative treatment strategy for heart failure, employing genome edited iCMs and their secretomes.

    My research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association, California Institute of Regenerative Medicine, Stanford Cardiovascular Institute, Boehringer Inc., and private organizations.

  • Samuel Yang, MD

    Samuel Yang, MD

    Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Yang's research is focused on bridging the translational gap at the interface of molecular biology, engineering, and acute care medicine. The investigative interest of the Yang lab falls within the general theme of developing advanced molecular diagnostic technologies for acute care medicine and is divided into 2 areas: 1) Integrating novel molecular, sensor, and microfluidic technologies into high-content diagnostic system for broad-range pathogen detection and characterization, and 2) discovering epigenetic and transcriptional biomarkers for improved diagnosis and prognosis of critical systemic illnesses.

  • Yanmin Yang

    Yanmin Yang

    Associate Professor of Neurology

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Elucidate biological functions of cytoskeletal associated proteins in neurons. Define the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration in null mice.

  • Yunzhi Peter Yang

    Yunzhi Peter Yang

    Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and, by courtesy, of Materials Science and Engineering and of Bioengineering

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests YangÂ’s research interests are based on bio-inspired biomaterials and approaches for re-creating a suitable microenvironment for cell growth and tissue regeneration, including enabling technology for bone regeneration, nanotechnology for dental and orthopedic implant devices, and naturally-based biomaterials for cancer treatment.

  • Veronica Yank

    Veronica Yank

    Instructor, Medicine - General Medical Disciplines

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Veronica Yank, MD, is a general internal medicine physician and researcher in the Division of General Medical Disciplines at Stanford and the Center of Innovation to Implementation at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. Her research focuses on health services research using mixed methods—how to optimize care of chronic conditions commonly treated in primary care settings (e.g., obesity, pre-diabetes and diabetes, chronic kidney disease, hypertension, depression). She has expertise in effective behavior change strategies among patients (self-management, patient activation), their family members, and health professionals, the adaptation of information technology and marketing approaches to improve chronic disease management, and research on the strength of evidence supporting medical practice, sources of bias that might distort the evidence, and approaches to closing the gap between evidence and practice.

  • Jeffrey Yao, MD

    Jeffrey Yao, MD

    Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and, by courtesy, of Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests 1. Minimally invasive and arthroscopic treatment alternatives for common hand and wrist disorders
    2. Biologic augmentation of tendon repair strategies utilizing stem cells

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