Ming Pei is an Associate Professor and a Director of Stem Cell and Tissue Engineering Laboratory in Department of Orthopaedics, West Virginia University. He is also an Adjunct Professor in Exercise Physiology and Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering in West Virginia University. He spent three years as a Postdoctoral Associate in Harvard - M.I.T. Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST) focusing on Bioreactor and Cartilage Tissue Engineering Projects during 1999 and 2002, and three years as a Research Fellow in Department of Orthopaedics, Brown University focusing on Stem Cell Projects during 2002 and 2005. He received his MD from Xuzhou Medical College, China in 1991, MS from Fudan University, China in 1996, and PhD from Beijing University, China in 1999. He is an Active Member of Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS, since 2002), Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS, since 2002), and Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI, since 2006). He serves as a reviewer for 22 journals and 8 grant agencies and annual ORS conference abstracts. He also serves as an Editorial Board Member for 8 journals. He has more than 50 papers published in peer-review journals.
Dr. Ming Pei's research focuses on Cartilage Tissue Engineering and Regeneration and Defect Repair of Bone Tissue Engineering and Regeneration, Defect Repair and Fracture Healing of Adult Stem Cell Proliferation and Differentiation, including but not limited to Synovium-Derived Stem Cells, Bone Marrow Stromal Cells, Adipose Stem Cells, and Dermal Fibroblasts of Chondrocyte Proliferation and Differentiation, including but not limited to Articular Chondrocytes, Meniscus Cells, and Nucleus Pulposus Cells of In Vitro 3D Microenvironment and Extracellular Matrix of Signaling Pathway in Chondrogenesis.