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Yizhi Meng


Office: 246 Heavy Engineering Bldg. Stony Brook, NY
Phone:  631-632- 8552

Our laboratory seeks to study new approaches to developing bio-inspired materials and strategies for tissue engineering. Currently we are investigating cell-ECM interactions during the bone differentiation process using an   in vitro  model. By examining cellular mechanics, adhesion and spreading, motility, and biomineralization, we hope to gain a better understanding of how cellular functions can be modulated by the materials properties of the substrate. Our group collaborates with researchers across several disciplines and utilizes a wide array of techniques, including scanning probe microscopy, X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infrared microspectroscopy (FTIRM), SEM, TEM and optical microscopy. 


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  • 2007 Young Investigator Travel Award, 8th International Bone Fluid Flow
  • 2001-2002 U.S. National Needs Fellowship
  • 2000-2001 VitaSoy & Lo Fellowship


  • Ph.D., Food Engineering, 2003, Cornell University, USA. 
  • M.S., Food Engineering, 2001, Cornell University, USA.              
  • B.S., Food Science, 1998, Cornell University, USA. 



  • Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Stony Brook University, 2009-present.
  • Postdoc, Stony Brook University, Biomedical Engineering, 2005-2009.
  • Postdoc, Plant Pathology, 2003-2005.

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