Yang Chai, DMD, PhD, DDS
|Title||Professor and Associate Dean, Research and Director, Center For Craniofacial Molecular Biology|
|School||Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC|
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles California 90089-9062
|Phone||+1 323 442 3480|
Yang Chai, DMD, PhD, DDS is the chair of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research Board of Scientific Counselors.
Professor Chai, who holds the George and Mary Lou Boone Chair in Craniofacial Biology and is the associate dean of research and director of the Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology at the Ostrow School, has been a member of the board since 2008 and will serve a one-year term as chair. A total of nine board members, including the chair, are selected from among the most accomplished and celebrated experts in biomedical, dental and craniofacial science.
Chai is internationally renowned for his research into the genetics, cellular signaling, and development of cranial and facial structures, including the causes of and potential preventive measures for facial deformities such as cleft palate. Among his many honors, he has received a National Institutes of Health MERIT Award, has been elected as an American Association for the Advancement of Sciences Fellow, has received an International Association for Dental Research Distinguished Scientist Award, and has served on the editorial boards of several scientific journals. He is also an alumnus of the Ostrow School of Dentistry and is an award-winning educator and a practicing dentist at the school.
|NIDCR, NIH||2013||Chair of the Board of Scientific Counselors|
|Craniofacial Biology Research Award||2011||IADR Distinguished Scientist Award|
|Journal of Bone and Mineral Research||2010
|NIH||2010|| NIH MERIT Award|
|2010||American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS) Elected Fellow|
||2012||Member of the Board of Scientific Counselors|
||2014||Editorial Board DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY|
|The Chinese Journal of Dental Research||2006
||2008||Regular member of SBDD study section CSR NIH|
|2004||Chair, Gordon Research Conference on Craniofacial Morphogenesis and Tissue Regeneration|
|2006||Chair, Gordon Research Conference on Craniofacial Morphogenesis and Tissue Regeneration|
||2014||NIH Ad hoc grant reviewer (OBM-2, ODCS) and Reviewer for the Welcome Trust, UK|
|University of Southern California||2001
||2003||Award of Excellence in Teaching|
|University of Southern California||1997||James H. Zumberge Faculty Research and Innovation Award|
|University of Southern California||2007||James H. Zumberge Faculty Research and Innovation Award|
|University of Southern California||1997||Annual Excellence in Teaching Award|
|1996||OKU Scholarship award for outstanding academic performance|
|1996||Special Recognition by the Dean for outstanding service and contribution to the University of Southe|
|University of Southern California, School of Dentistry||1995||Annual Teaching Award|
|University of Southern California, (GPA 4.0)||1991||PHI KAPPA PHI, All-University Honor Society|
|University of Southern California||1990||Certificate for Outstanding Academic Achievement|
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