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Lead Investigator Bio

Yang Laboratory
Tao Yang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Skeletal Disease and Cancer Therapeutics, Center for Cancer and Cell Biology
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Areas of expertise: Skeletal development and aging, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, skeletal stem cells, sumoylation, signaling pathways

Biography

Dr. Yang received his B.S. in biochemistry from Wuhan University, and his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (SIBCB, CAS).  He then joined Baylor College of Medicine as a postdoctoral fellow working with Drs. Paul Overbeek and Brendan Lee. In 2009, he began serving as an instructor in the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor. Dr. Yang joined VARI as an assistant professor in February 2013.