The multidisciplinary team consisting of seven McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine affiliated faculty members from four University of Pittsburgh Schools:

  • Giuseppe Intini, DDS, PhD, Associate Professor of Periodontics and Preventive Dentistry at the School of Dental Medicine and an Associate Professor of Medicine at the School of Medicine
  • Dobrawa Napierala, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Dental Medicine, Center for Craniofacial Regeneration
  • Juan Taboas, PhD, Associate Professor with the Department of Oral and Craniofacial Sciences in the School of Dental Medicine and the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the Swanson School of Engineering
  • Deborah Galson, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology and of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, School of Medicine
  • Peter Alexander, PhD, Assistant Director of the Center for Cellular and Molecular Engineering and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Shilpa Sant, PhD, Associate Professor at University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
  • Partha Roy, PhD, Associate Professor of Bioengineering, Cell Biology, and Pathology

has been awarded $60,000 from the University of Pittsburgh’s Momentum Teaming grants program.

The award will be used to advance the Pittsburgh Center for Interdisciplinary Bone and Mineral Research (PCIBMR), a 73-member consortium of faculty whose research interests converge around musculoskeletal disorders, bone injuries, osteoporosis, cancer, and regenerative medicine.

The team will organize a multidisciplinary scientific retreat, a hands-on workshop on bioengineered models for bone research, and will develop a Bioengineered Models resource core and a Mechanosensing resource core.

Illustration:  Pittsburgh Center for Interdisciplinary Bone and Mineral Research

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University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering News Release