Yi-Xian Qin
Stony Brook University, USA

Dr. Qin is the SUNY Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at SUNY Stony Brook University. He also serves as Co-Director of Institute for Engineering-Driven Medicine at Stony Brook University. He is a pioneer and an internationally recognized expert in the musculoskeletal tissue adaptation and cellular regulation research field. His research has been focused on developing novel approaches for promoting bone tissue engineering and regeneration and translation through physical regulation and characterization of tissue quality, cellular mechanisms of tissue remodeling, and ultrasound imaging. He has patented diagnostic imaging and therapeutics using ultrasound technologies, and mechanical stimulation technologies for musculoskeletal disorders such as osteoporosis and fracture healing. Dr. Qin is among the pioneers who discovered bone’s ability to rapidly adapt to its functional environment, particularly to the dynamic mechanical signals, e.g., through Piezo1 ion channels. He has developed innovative ultrasound imaging for the early detection of musculoskeletal disorders using scanning confocal acoustic navigation (SCAN) technology, which can overcome the limitation of traditional ultrasound and energy absorption in the hard tissue and provide bone strength assessment. Dr. Qin has published more than 175 peer-reviewed journal papers and book chapters in the dedicated research field. He is Fellow of AIMBE, BMES, ASBMR, and IAA.