Yang to serve as member of National Institutes of Health study section

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Jian Yang, professor of biomedical engineering at Penn State, has accepted an invitation to serve as a member of the Biomaterials and Biointerfaces (BMBI) Study Section for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Center for Scientific Review.

Members are selected on the basis of their demonstrated competence and achievement in their scientific discipline as evidenced by the quality of their research accomplishments, publications in scientific journals and other significant scientific activities, achievements and honors.

As a member of the BMBI Study Section, Yang will work with a team of peers to review grant applications submitted to the NIH and make appropriate recommendations to the NIH national advisory council. He will also be responsible for surveying the status of research in related fields of science.

“I have received several NIH grants throughout my career, all of which were peer reviewed,” Yang said. “I understand that providing fair and objective scientific reviews is critical for the role of the NIH, and by serving as a standing member of the study section, I will be able to show my appreciation -- both to the NIH and to the biomedical research community.”       

A Penn State faculty member since 2012, Yang currently heads the Transformative Biomaterials and Biotechnology Lab. His research is funded by a total of five grants awarded by the NIH and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

In 2010, Yang was awarded the NSF Early Career Development Award. He has also been featured in the American Society for Engineering Education’s “First Bell” publication for his outreach work with high school students.

Yang has published 75 peer-reviewed journal articles, eight issued patents, and seven book chapters.

His four-year term with the BMBI Study Section began July 1, 2015.

Last Updated July 14, 2015