Simon Tang

Simon Tang, PhD

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

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(314) 514-3500

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.

Academic Office Mailing Address

  • Washington University School of Medicine

    Campus Box 8233

    660 Euclid Avenue

    Saint Louis, MO 63110

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Research Interests

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.

Background

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.

Bachelors Degree

  • University of California, Berkeley; Mechanical Engineering

Doctorate

  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Troy, NY; Biomedical Engineering

Fellowship

  • University of California, San Francisco; Orthopaedic Surgery

Honors and Awards

  • Harold M. Frost Young Investigator Award – Sun Valley Workshop on Musculoskeletal Biology and American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, 2012
  • Ellison Medical Foundation Fellow – Fellowship for Molecular Biology of Aging at the Marine Biology Labs in Woodshole, MA, 2012
  • John Haddad Young Investigator in Bone and Mineral Metabolism – Advances in Mineral Metabolism, 2012
  • President’s Poster Competition Finalist – American Society of Bone and Mineral Research, 2010
  • Young Investigator Award – World Spine Research Forum, Montreal, 2010
  • Young Investigator Award – Bone Hierarchical Simulation Workshop, UCLA, 2010
  • Univ. Calif. San Francisco Postdoctoral Travel Grant – UCSF, 2008
  • Karen and Lester Gerhardt Prize in Science and Engineering – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2008
  • Zelda and David Gisser Prize in Biomedical Engineering – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2008
  • Alice Jee Young Investigator Award - NIH Sun Valley Workshop on Skeletal Biology. 2007
  • Ph.D. paper competition – finalist. American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Bioengineering. 2006
  • Webster Jee Young Investigator Award - winner. International Chinese Hard Tissue Society. 2006
  • Paul D. Fitch Travel Grant. Dept. Biomedical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. 2005

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Dr. Tang’s Office Locations

BJC - Institute of Health

11th floor - RM 11621

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