• $2.1M DOD Grant Awarded

    The Center for Craniofacial Regeneration has been awarded A Department of Defense (DOD) grant for $2.1 million to study accelerated bone healing. Read more >

  • Dr. Konstantinos Verdelis Awarded S10 Grant

    Center for Craniofacial Regeneration microCT Core Director Dr. Konstantinos Verdelis has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health totaling $323,000 for an ex vivo high resolution micro-computed tomography system for the School of Dental Medicine. Read more >

  • Dr. Dobrawa Napierala Named President of IADR's Mineralized Tissue Group

    Center for Craniofacial Regeneration (CCR) faculty member Dobrawa Napierala, PhD, recently became president of the Mineralized Tissue Group (MTG) of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Read more >

  • Pitt Dental Medicine Awarded $11.7 M Grant for Translational Research

    Drs. Charles Sfeir (right) and William Wagner (left) received an $11.7 million grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR). Read more >

  • CCR Seminar Series

    FALL 2017 Seminar Series

Center for Craniofacial Regeneration

Rooted in ground-breaking tissue regeneration and biomaterial advances made at the University of Pittsburgh, the Center for Craniofacial Regeneration (CCR) develops treatments for wounds and defects of the face and skull that restore function and appearance. Representing many scientific disciplines and interests, our team is dedicated to exploring all aspects of the varied and complex craniofacial region. The CCR's dynamic approach draws upon the expertise of scientists, from cell and molecular biologists, polymer chemists and material scientists to bioengineers, imaging experts and clinicians. The CCR encourages the transfer of developed technologies and treatments to enable new biotechnology ventures. Recently awarded funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support a translational resource center bears this out, demonstrating how the work of centers, such as the CCR, ultimately can improve the lives of patients by bridging the gap between basic science and clinical treatments.
 

Center for Craniofacial Regeneration Mission

The Center for Craniofacial Regeneration is dedicated to the development of technologies and clinical therapies for craniofacial repair and regeneration. Our Center of Excellence is a global leader in this rapidly developing field. Our strength lies in the synergistic approach to translational research by clinicians, engineers and basic scientists. To meet these challenges, the CCR strives to foster multidisciplinary approaches to regenerate mineralized and soft tissues of craniofacial structures and employ tissue engineered strategies such as cellular therapies, biomaterials and mechanobiology. Our innovation has resulted in new and unique technologies developed by CCR members.
 

Michigan-Pittsburgh-Wyss Resource Center

The Center for Craniofacial Regeneration is part of the NIH/National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)-funded Michigan-Pittsburgh-Wyss Resource Center: Supporting Regenerative Medicine in Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Technologies. Over the course of three years, this translational resource center will pair developers of the most viable dental, oral and craniofacial regeneration therapies with those in the clinical, academic and private sectors to bring cutting edge discoveries into clinical practice for patient treatments. The resource center, with funding totaling about $14 million, is one of only two that have been funded this year by the NIDCR.

 

Research

The Center for Craniofacial Regeneration strives to foster multidisciplinary approaches to regenerate the mineralized and soft tissues of craniofacial structures, employing tissue engineered strategies such as cellular therapies, biomaterials, and mechanobiology. Read more >

CCR Resources

The CCR encourages the transfer of developed technologies and treatments to enable new biotechnology ventures providing jobs and a regional economic development.  Read more >

Our People

Our vibrant intellectual environment is committed to the academic excellence and career development of a diverse team of scientists and clinicians comprising faculty members, post-docs, fellows, graduate and undergraduate students, and visiting scholars. Read more >

Opportunities to Join our team

News and Events

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