Philadelphia — Adding to the strength and depth of its research faculty, Penn Dental Medicine announces a recent addition to its Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, welcoming Shuying (Sheri) Yang, MD, MS, PhD, as Associate Professor. Her appointment was effective June 1. Dr. Yang comes to Penn Dental Medicine from the School of Dental Medicine at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, where she has been Associate Professor in the Department of Oral Biology since 2014 and a member of the faculty there since 2008.
“Dr. Yang brings a strong portfolio of research and scholarship to the School and her work in bone development has potential for impacting patient care not only within the field of dental medicine, but beyond,” says Morton Amsterdam Dean Denis Kinane. “We are pleased to have her here at Penn Dental.”
Dr. Yang’s research interests focus on exploring the mechanism of craniofacial and bone development and bone remodeling as well as gene/stem cell therapy of bone diseases. During her time as an independent researcher at SUNY at Buffalo, her lab has pursued innovative research on the mechanisms of bone formation and resorption, including craniofacial and bone development, metabolism and mechanostransduction, and stem cell-mediated bone regeneration. She is presently the principal investigator of three R01 grants from the NIH.
Dr. Yang holds a PhD in microbiology and immunology and an MS in molecular biology and cancer biology from Zhengzhou University, China, and she earned her MD at ShanXiChangzhi Medical University, China. She also completed postdoctoral fellowships in bone biology at The Forsyth Institute & Harvard School of Dental Medicine and the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. Prior to her time at SUNY at Buffalo, she held posts at Harvard School of Dental Medicine and The Forsyth Institute.