Department of Internal Medicine
Associate Director of the Musculoskeletal Health Research Center
University of California
United States of America
Dr. Wei Yao is currently an Associate Professor in Department of Internal Medicine, Associate Director of the Musculoskeletal Health Research Center in UC Davis Medical Center, University of California at Davis (UC Davis). She serves as member in the UC Davis Federal Academic associations, UC Davis School of Medicine Admission Committee, Internal Medicine member of the academic Research Council and the director for the "histomorphometry" core and advising broad of director for "combinatorial chemistry and nanoparticles" core facility. These research efforts are currently supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). In recent years, she was rewarded the most outstanding Research Award in UC Davis School of Medicine in 2012 and the most outstanding research team award from UC Davis Dean's Team Award in 2013, UC Davis Academic Federal Excellency in Research Award and Best Instructor Award from the Department of Internal Medicine. Dr. Wei Yao research interests includes seeking novel treatment options for osteoporosis and other bone disorders, espectially in the area of using bone-targeted delivery of mesenchymal stem cells or bone active agents to enhance bone growth, to treat osteoporosis, osteonecrosis, fracture healing or other bone disorders.