Biomedical engineer named fellow of largest general scientific society


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Jian Yang, professor of biomedical engineering, was named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society. Fellowships are awarded in recognition of scientifically and socially distinguished achievements in the scientific enterprise, according to the AAAS press release. Yang, who holds the Dorothy Foehr Huck and J. Lloyd Huck Chair in Regenerative Engineering, was recognized for distinguished contributions to regenerative engineering and regenerative medicine. These contributions include developing new theranostic biomaterials and his discovery of citrate metabonegenic regulation for bone regeneration, according to the award notification letter.  

“I am deeply honored to be elected a fellow of AAAS and am so glad that our efforts on advancing the science in regenerative engineering are being recognized at this level,” Yang said. “I credit this honor to many of my current and former trainees, collaborators and mentors.” 

Four other Penn State faculty were also named AAAS fellows. For more information, see the full press release. 


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