Yangzi Jiang, PhD
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Prof. JIANG Yangzi, Research Assistant Professor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, institute for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (iTERM), and Assistant Professor (by courtesy) at Department of Orthopaedics & Traumatology. Prof. Jiang has extensive multi-discipline expertise in stem cells and regenerative medicine, particularly in development of therapeutic strategies for musculoskeletal tissue regeneration, the mechanism for degenerative and inflammatory diseases, cell-based therapy and translational medicine. Prof. Jiang has more than 40 research output, serve as a reviewer for over 20 journals in the field of orthopaedic research, and 2 international funding agencies. The major scientific achievements and social impact of Prof. Jiang are: (1) revealed the origin, characterization and functions of tissue specific stem/progenitor cells from human adult articular cartilage, and successfully used these cells to repair large-size of osteochondral defects in patients (Stem Cells Transl Med, 2016, J Ortho Transl, 2014); (2) developed the concept and theory about disease activated tissue specific stem/progenitor cells in osteoarthritis (Nat Rev Rheum, 2015), and revealed the potential cellular and molecular targets and related signaling pathways (Arthritis Res Ther, 2015; FASEB J, 2019, Front Cell Dev Biol, 2021).