Yen-Chih Huang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor in Residence
Regenerative medicine, pluripotent stem cells, tissue engineering, biomaterials, micro/nanofabrication.
A.B. Bronwell Building, Room 210
260 Glenbrook Road, Unit 3247
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 06269-3247
Office Phone: 860-486-7911
Office Fax: 860-486-2500
BS National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
MS National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
PhD University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
My research areas focus on the development of functional skeletal, cardiac muscles, cartilages and neural tissues by combining pluripotent stem cells, biomaterials and tissue engineering strategies. Pluripotent stem cells have the potential to differentiate into any cell lineages. Direct differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells into musculoskeletal and neural lineages is one of my major research areas. For biomaterial part, design, synthesis and fabrication of biodegradable polymers for tissue engineering scaffolding materials and molecular (DNA, RNA and small molecular drug) delivery is the second major research topic. Furthermore, another active research interest is the utilization of tissue engineering strategies for making functional engineered tissues in vitro for physiological studies, drug testing, and novel therapeutic application of regenerative medicine.