Qiong Yang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Biophysics


Chemistry Building, Room 3301
930 N University Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1055


(734) 764-4669

Primary Website

YANG Laboratory

Research Interests

My lab is interested generally in the questions of how molecules and cells self-organize during early embryo development of zebrafish and Xenopus, with a current focus on processes driven by biological clocks including cell cycles and a developmental clock called segmentation clock. We use both cell-free synthetic cells and live embryos, and employ interdisciplinary approaches (modeling, molecular biology tools, fluorescence microscopy, microfluidics, biomechanics, etc.) for a quantitative understanding of these complex processes over a range of scales (at the molecule, cellular, and tissue levels). These will help us pin down the physical mechanisms underlying the collective spatiotemporal patterns arising from interactive networks of cells and molecules. For more information, please check our website.

Research Areas:

Artificial Organs, Bio-MEMS and Microfluidics, Biomaterials, Biomechanics, Biomedical Computation and Modeling, Biomedical Imaging, Biomedical Imaging and Optics, Functional and Molecular Imaging, Molecular and Cellular Biomechanics, Organ and Whole Body Biomechanics, Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Additional Title(s)

  • Associate Professor, Physics