Dr. Yufeng Dong


Dr. Yufeng Dong, Ph.D is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation and the Center for Musculoskeletal Research (CMSR) in University of Rochester.  Dr. Dong received his Ph.D degree from Shanghai Jiaotong University in 2000, and finished his postdoctoral training in Penn Stat University and University of Rochester. Dr. Dong is an expert on signaling mechanisms that regulate cartilage and osteoblast development from mesenchymal stem cell using various in vitro cell models. He has published his research in several prestigious journals such as: Development, Oncogene and Molecular Endocrinology. He has also received a significant funding from the Airlift Research Foundation and NIH to investigate the critical effects of Notch signaling on skeletal stem cells, cartilage, and bone.

Research Interests

My research focuses primarily on 1) the molecular and cellular events underlying stem cell differentiation that leads to skeletal tissue regeneration, including Notch, Wnt and TGF beta signaling; and 2) an emphasis on challenging clinical problems and translational solutions, including stem cell based cartilage, bone defect and fracture repair.