Dr. Tang is an assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University St. Louis. His research interests include biological mechanisms regulating the quality and the biomechanical function of skeletal tissues; effects of mechanical signals on bone functional adaptation; molecular mechanisms relating to degeneration and pain of the intervertebral disc; tissue engineering and regenerative strategies using novel biomaterials. Dr. Tang received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley, and a Masters and PhD in Biomedical Engineering on failure mechanisms of bone due to nonenzymatic glycation from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY). He did his postdoctoral work in examining the biological mechanisms regulating skeletal matrix quality and function under the guidance of Dr. Tamara Alliston, PhD, in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at University of California, San Francisco.