People @ Dr. Yokota's Lab

Principal Investigator

Hiroki Yokota, PhD

Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Professor, Mechanical Engineering (Adjunct)

Professor, Anatomy and Cell Biology (Adjunct)

Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering

Director, Biomechanics and Biomaterials Research Center

PhD, Astronautics, The University of Tokyo, Japan (1983)

PhD, Biology, Indiana University (1993)

Research: bone biology, cancer biology, systems biology

e-mail: hyokota@iupui.edu

Postdoctoral Fellows

Kazumasa Minami, MD/PhD

MD, University of Tokushima, Japan (2009)

PhD, Osaka University (2012)

Research: breast cancer, bone metastasis, calcium metabolism

email: kaminami@iupui.edu

Wenxiao Xu, MD

MD, Harbin Medical University, China (2010)

Research: chondrosarcoma, bone fracture

email: xuwenx@iupui.edu

Shinya Takigawa, MD

MD, Mie University, Japan (2009)

Research: osteogenesis imperfecta, osteoclastogenesis, osteoporosis

email: stakigaw@iupui.edu

Graduate Students

Andy Chen

MS, Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University (2013)

BS, Bioengineering, UC San Diego (2011)

Research: biomechanics, bioinformatics, physiological modeling, mechanotransduction

email: andychen@umail.iu.edu

ThucNhi TruongVo

BS, Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University (2014)

Research: protein analysis, cancer biology

email: ttruongv@umail.iu.edu


Collaborating Past Lab Members

Ping Zhang, MD

Professor and Chair,

Department of Anatomy and Histology

School of Basic Medicine, School of Biomedical Engineering

Tianjin Medical University (China)

MD, Taishan Medical University, China (1986)

MS, Beijing Medical University, China (1992)

Research: osteoporosis, mechanical loading, bone fracture

Kazunori Hamamura, DDS/PhD

DDS, Hokkaido University, Japan (1999)

PhD, Nagoya University, Japan (2005)

Research: bone biology, cancer biology

Yunlong Liu, PhD

Associate Professor

Medical and Molecular Genetics

Indiana University School of Medicine

PhD, Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University (2004)

Research: bioinformatics, breast cancer

Herb Sun, PhD

Associate Professor

Director of Orthopaedic Research

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

PhD, Norman Bethune University, China (1989)

Research: cartilage, tendon, arthritis