Dr. Yong Yang is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at University of North Texas. Dr. Yang is the Director of the Micro and Nanoengineering in Medicine (MiNiMedicine) Laboratory, and his research focuses on elucidating cell-microenvironment interactions by creating defined biomimetic platforms, and therefore regulating cell fates for regenerative medicine and engineering microscale physiologically relevant systems, or tissue chips for understanding, diagnosis and treatment of human diseases. The lab is supported by research grants from NIH and NSF. Dr. Yang has authored over 30 publications in high-profile journals such as Advanced Materials, ACS Nano, JACS and Nano Letters, 80 scientific presentations, and 4 patents. Dr. Yang obtained his Ph.D. from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at The Ohio State University (OSU), and did postdoctoral research in The National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center (NSEC) for Affordable Nanoengineering of Polymer Biomedical Devices (CANPBD) at OSU and then the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University.