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Last updated: August 16th, 2015

  • James H-C. Wang, PhD will be the President of International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Society (ICMRS) from 2015-2017. ICMRS is a vibrant society consisting of more than 1700 members across 24 countries in musculoskeletal research and related fields [ICMRS]

  • Yiqin Zhou, MD gave a poster presentation on "Use of Kartogenin to Augment Tendon-Bone Tunnel Healing." at Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering and Biotransport Conference, Snowbird, Utah, June 19, 2015.

  • Jianying Zhang, PhD gave a talk on "Excessive mechanical loading causes aberrant differentiation of tendon stem cells (TSCs) that leads to the development of degenerative tendinopathy." at Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering and Biotransport Conference, Snowbird, Utah, June 17, 2015.

  • James H-C. Wang, PhD gave a presentation on "Mechanobiology of cell-matrix interactions." at Seminar in Beihai Hospital, Guangxi Medical Univ., April 16, 2015.

  • James H-C. Wang, PhD gave a speech at a Regenerative Medicine Forum on "Tendon stem cells, tendinopathy, and tendon repair." at Guangxi Medical University, Guangxi, April 15, 2015.

  • James H-C. Wang, PhD gave a talk on "TSC-based mechanism of tendinopathy and treatment with PRP." at International stem cell biology and bone conference, Chengdu, April 13, 2015.

  • James H-C. Wang, PhD presented on "Tendon stem cell mechanobiology." at 2015 ICMRS-ASBMR Meeting, Changsha, April 10, 2015.

  • James H-C. Wang, PhD gave a presentation on "Aberrant differentiation of tendon stem cells causes the development of degenerative tendinopathy." at ISL&T-XIV, Las Vegas, March 28, 2015.

  • Jianying Zhang, PhD presented a talk on "High CCN-1 levels in aging tendons promote tendon stem cell senescence and tendon degeneration" at the Orthopaedic Research Society 2015 Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, March 28-31, 2015.

  • Jianying Zhang, PhD gave a presentation on "Mechanical over-loading induced non-tenocyte differentiation of TSCs is not reversible by rest" at the Orthopaedic Research Society 2015 Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, March 28-31, 2015.

  • Jianying Zhang, PhD gave a presentation on "An irradiation-and-injection approach to study TSC differentiation in a mouse treadmill running model" at the Orthopaedic Research Society 2015 Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, March 28-31, 2015

  • Jianying Zhang, PhD gave a talk on "The effect of ketorolac tromethamine on tendons - an in vitro and in vivo study." at Orthopaedic Research Society 2015 Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, March 28, 2015.

  • James H-C. Wang, PhD talked about "The efficacy of PRP treatment for tendinopathy." at AOSSM Workshop, Colorado Springs, Co. Feb. 28, 2015.

  • James H-C. Wang, PhD presented a talk on "Aberrant differentiation of tendon stem cells causes degenerative tendinopathy." at The 7th International Conference on Osteoporosis and Bone Research, Xiamen, China, Oct. 16-19, 2014.

  • James H-C. Wang, PhD gave a talk on "Tendon stem/progenitor cell and its role in the development of degenerative tendinopathy." at The 3rd International Scientific Tendinopathy Symposium, Oxford University, UK, September 5, 2014.

  • Jianying Zhang, PhD gave a presentation on "Kartogenin (KGN) accelerates repair of injured meniscus." at the Orthopaedic Research Society 2014 Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 15-18, 2014.

  • Jianying Zhang, PhD gave a presentation on "Kartogenin (KGN) promotes chondrogenesis in vitro and in vivo." at the Orthopaedic Research Society 2014 Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 15-18, 2014.

  • Jianying Zhang, PhD gave an invited speech on "Future perspectives in pharmaceuticals." at The 16th pharmaceutical analysis conference, Shenyang, China September 30, 2013.

  • Jianying Zhang, PhD gave a keynote speech on "Pharmaceutical analysis in tissue engineering and regeneration medicine." at The First International Symposium on Pharmaceutical Analysis, Shenyang, China, September 29, 2013.

  • Jianying Zhang, PhD gave an invited speech on "Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine." at Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, September 20, 2013.

  • Jianying Zhang, PhD gave an invited speech on "Stem cells and wound healing." at Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Nanjing, China September 19, 2013.

  • Jianying Zhang, PhD gave a presentation on "The effects of dexamethasone on human patellar tendon stem cells: Implications for dexamethasone treatment of tendon injury." at the Orthopaedic Research Society 2013 Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, January 26-29, 2013.

  • Jianying Zhang, PhD gave a presentation on "While Blood Cells in Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Cause Inflammatory and Catabolic Responses in Tendon Stem Cells." at the Orthopaedic Research Society 2013 Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, January 26-29, 2013.

  • Jianying Zhang, PhD gave an invited speech on "The effect of platelet-rich plasma gel on tendon stem cells." at the Orthopaedic Research Society 2013 Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, January 26-29, 2013.

  • Jianying Zhang, PhD gave a presentation on "Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) exerts anti-inflammatory effect on injured tendons through hepatocyte growth factor." at the Orthopaedic Research Society 2013 Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, January 26-29, 2013.

  • Jianying Zhang, PhD gave a presentation on "The effects of labeling with superparamagnetic iron oxide on tendon stem cells in vitro and cell tracking in vivo with MR imaging." at the Orthopaedic Research Society 2013 Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, January 26-29, 2013.

  • James H-C. Wang, PhD gave a presentation on "Tendinopathy and PRP Treatment" at Fudan University Center of Sports Medicine, China, November 2012.

  • James H-C. Wang, PhD gave an invited talk entitled "The stem cell mechanism of tendinopathy" at the 2012 COA meeting, China, November 2012.

  • Guangyi Zhao received Summer Research Award from Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, May 2012.

  • James H-C. Wang, PhD gave an invited talk on "Tendon stem cells and platelet-rich plasma in orthopaedic applications." at Suzhou Univ Orthopaedic Institute Seminar, May 3, 2012.

  • James H-C. Wang, PhD presented a talk on "Tendinopathy: Basic science behind clinical treatments." at The 9th IFOSMA-Shanghai, April 25-28, 2012.

  • James H-C. Wang, PhD gave a speech on "Tendon stem cell mechanobiology." at Seminar in University of Hokkaido, Sapporo, Japan, April 24, 2012.

  • James H-C. Wang, PhD gave an invited talk on "Tendinopathy and tendon repair." 2012 AOSSM Research Meeting, Vail, Colorado, March 3-4, 2012.

  • James H-C. Wang, PhD presented a talk on "The molecular and cellular mechanisms for rehabilitation and regeneration of injured tendons" at the First Annual Symposium on Regenerative Rehabilitation, Pittsburgh, PA, on November 3, 2011.

  • James H-C. Wang, PhD gave a talk on "Defining the effects of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) on injured tendons" at the MIRM Wound Healing Seminar, Pittsburgh, PA, on October 18, 2011.

  • James H-C. Wang, PhD gave a presentation on "The stemness of tendon stem cells in vitro and tendon formation in vivo" at the Biomechanics Day, CMU, Pittsburgh, PA, on September 13, 2011.

  • James H-C. Wang, PhD gave an invited talk on "Mechanobiology of cell-matrix interactions" at the International Conference on the Structure and Function of Biomatrix, Budapest, Hungary, on July 7, 2011.

  • James H-C. Wang, PhD gave an invited talk on the "Mechanobiology of tendon and ligament cells" at the University of Malaya, Malaysia, May 31, 2011.

  • Jianying Zhang, PhD gave a presentation on the effect of platelet-rich plasma on tendon stem cells at the 2010 annual meeting of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)

  • Bin Li, PhD a former postdoctoral scientist, has accepted a professorship at Soochow University College of Medicine. Congratulations to Bin!

  • James H-C. Wang, PhD gave a keynote speech entitles "Mechanics Rules Cell Biology" at the 10th International Symposium on Ligaments and Tendons in Hong Kong, Feb. 5-6, 2010.

  • James H-C. Wang, PhD gave a talk on "Tendon and ligament stem cells" in the First Joint Symposium of ICHTS and CSOS, National Yang Ming Univ., Taipei, November 16, 2009.

  • James H-C. Wang, PhD joined the Eastern Forum of Science & Technology in Mandarine City, Shanghai, on Oct. 28, 2008. He gave a talk entitled "The Pathogenic Role of Tendon Stem Cells in Tendinopathy."

  • Joseph Wang, a MBL undergraduate researcher, received the HHMI Researcher Award from CMU Biological Sciences!

  • Bin Li, PhD presented a talk at Harvard University. The title of his talk was “Application of Surface Microengineering to Control Progenitor Cell Commitment and to Study Cell Proliferation and Differentiation Pattern Formation.”

  • Fang Li, MS published a paper entitled “Cell shape regulates collagen type I expression in human tendon fibroblasts” in Cell Motility and the Cytoskeleton.

  • Kathy Puskar, PhD accepted an associated professorship in the California State Polytech. Congratulations to Kathy!

  • James H-C. Wang, PhD attended the International Symposium on Ligaments and Tendons, Hong Kong 2008. The title of his talk was “Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms for the Development of Tendinopathy.”

  • James H-C. Wang, PhD gave an invited talk on the “Cell Traction Force Microscopy for Musculoskeletal Investigation” in the University of Hong Kong.

  • Torin Yeager an undergraduate researcher at the MBL, has been accepted into NIH Biomedical Engineering Summer Internship Program. Congratulations to Torin!

  • Jianying Zhang, PhD and James H-C. Wang, PhD have an abstract (“Identification of Novel Rabbit Tendon Stem Cells”) accepted for presentation in the 6th annual meeting of International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) at Philadelphia, June 11-14, 2008.