Alejandro J Almarza PhD

Associate Professor

Dr. Almarza is an assistant professor in Oral Biology 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 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.