Alejandro J Almarza

Alejandro J Almarza

Contact

412-648-3101


PhD

Associate Professor

Biography

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.

Departments

Oral Biology
Center for Craniofacial Regeneration (CCR)