Ge Yang – Bio

Ge Yang – Brief Bio

Ge Yang received Bachelor of Science degrees in mechanical engineering and electrical engineering from Tsinghua University in Beijing. He earned his M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the Institute of Automation at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing. Ge continued his graduate training in the United States, receiving his Ph.D. degree in 2004 in microrobotics from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. He conducted his doctoral studies in computational cell biology at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California. Since January 2009, he has been an assistant professor of biomedical engineering and computational biology at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Ge is interested in the interfaces between computation, engineering, and cell biology. He integrates computational and experimental approaches, seeking deep understanding of basic cellular processes, including spatial-temporal dynamics, signaling, and regulation. Tools used in his laboratory include computational analysis and modeling, fluorescence live imaging of cell and animal models, computer vision and pattern recognition techniques, and molecular genetics perturbation and analysis. The lab group has a strong focus on the mechanisms of cargo transport within individual neuronal cells and on the dynamics of cytoskeletal organization in cell division.