McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine affiliated faculty member Peter Alexander, PhD, is the Assistant Director of the Center for Cellular and Molecular Engineering and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery both within the University of Pittsburgh. His background includes research in developmental biology, mechanisms of teratology and reproductive toxicology, orthopaedic surgery, stem cell biology, and tissue engineering. Common themes that run through active areas of his research are the use of stem cells in tissue engineering either as a participant or mediator of regenerative processes, the development of in vitro and/or in vivo models with which to test specific cell and tissue interactions, developmental or pathogenic processes, and the use of bioreactors to recapitulate specific cell and tissue interactions to produce physiological systems that more faithfully report disease processes and therapeutic outcomes.

Dr. Alexander recently spoke with Regenerative Medicine Today host John Murphy, McGowan Institute Executive Director, about

  • Orthopaedic tissue engineering repairs as a result of trauma and the aging process
  • Cell-laden hydrogel development for orthopaedic in vitro studies and in vivo repairs
  • Bone and cartilage differentiation
  • Orthopaedic in vitro and in vivo modelling

Listen to their conversation here.