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Alejandro J Almarza PhD


Dr. Almarza is a professor in the Department of Oral and Craniofacial Sciences in the School of Dental Medicine with a secondary appointment in the Department of Bioengineering and the McGowan Institute of Regenerative Medicine. His research interests are temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) cartilage and bone regeneration and biomechanics; Development of novel bioreactors to further enhance healing; Identifying appropriate stem cell sources for tissue engineering approaches such as bone marrow, muscle, fat; Genetic manipulation of cells seeded on scaffolds to promote regeneration; Quantitative assessment of joint movement and kinematics.