Dr. Yang graduated in 2003 from the West China College of Stomatology at Sichuan University, China. In 2009, he completed his PhD in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Connecticut. In 2012, he completed his postgraduate residency training in Endodontics (a second MSc and a certificate) from the University of Connecticut. He received an AAE (American Association of Endodontists) grant award in 2009 for his research project titled “Induction of angiogenesis in tissue-engineered injectable scaffold designed for dental pulp tissue regeneration” and an additional award for submitting the AAE’s “Highest Scoring Research Proposal” as a graduate student. In 2010, he was the winner of AAE Endodontic Educator Fellowship Award and the winner of the John and Joyce Ingle Fellow.
He has published 15 research articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented his research work at approximately 10 national or international meetings. He has served as a reviewer for more than 10 journals in the field of dental research and molecular cell biology. He currently serves on the AAE Research and Scientific Affairs Committee. His research area will strength Temple University research program in bioengineering and regenerative medicine.