Liang Ye

Assistant Professor


Dr. Liang Ye works and lives in Minneapolis with his son RJ, who was born in Minneapolis in May 2023. Dr. Ye received rigorous training in bone biology and got his Ph.D. at Harvard University. During this period, he performed bone biology projects using molecular biology tool, cell biology tool and genetics tool. Dr. Ye also has research experience in craniofacial biology. He continued to further his research abilities at The Forsyth Institute doing research as well as developing original research ideas when serving as a  research assistant and then postdoc research fellow. 

At the University of Minnesota Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Dr. Ye is an Assistant Professor. His research covers balancing between osteogenesis and adipogenesis and orofacial rehabilitation & TMD. Recently his work has been published by highly ranked journals such as Nature Genetics and IJOS, and he is the corresponding author.

Research Summary

Research Summary/Interests

  • Orofacial rehabilitation & TMD
  • Osteoclast differentiation & activity
  • Balancing between osteogenesis and adipogenesis

Funding & Grants

The Minnesota TMD IMPACT Collaborative: Integrating Basic/Clinical Research Efforts and Training to Improve Clinical Care
R34 1R34DE033580-01: NIH/NIDCR
Role: Project PI
Federal Award Date: 09/19/2023

PVA23_R_00071: Paralyzed Veterans of America Research Foundation
Role: Co-Investigator
01/01/2023 – 01/01/2025
Validation of hsa-MiR-19a-3p and hsa-MiR-19b-3p as novel biomarkers of SCI-induced neuropathic pain

25084 - Orofacial Rehabilitation and Craniofacial Biology Research Fund
Role: PI
until 01/01/2027

24513 - Rehabilitation Medicine Translational Medicine Research Fund
Role: PI
until 01/01/2026

R01 AR064793-01A1: NIH/NIAMS
Role: Co-Investigator
04/01/2021 – 03/31/2022
Regulation of gastric and osteoclast acidification by Snx10