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Tissue Engineering

LOUIS TERRACIO, PhD
Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology; Vice Dean for Research

EXPERTISE:
Biomedical uses of tissue engineering of skeletal muscle.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
Principal or co-principal investigator on over $15 million in NIH grants, including a study of the potential use of stem cells to regenerate facial muscles to enable people with traumatic injuries to speak, eat, and smile again.

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PUBLICATION HIGHLIGHTS:
"Tissue Engineering of Skeletal Muscle." Tissue Engineering (2007).

"A Model of Tissue-Engineered Ventral Hernia Repair." Journal of Investigative Surgery (2006).

"Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering I. Perfusion Bioreactors: A Review."
Journal of Long-Term Effects of Medical Implants (2006).


CRISTINA TEIXEIRA, DMD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Orthodontics

EXPERTISE: Tissue-engineered cartilage.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND: Recipient, NIH grant to study how to manipulate the spread of nitric oxide, a powerful gas that signals temporary cartilage cell to grow bone

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PUBLICATION HIGHLIGHTS:
"Apoptosis of Growth Plate Chondrocytes Occurs Through a Mitochondrial Pathway." Angle Orthodontist (2007)

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"Biphasic Calcium Phosphate: A Scaffold for Growth Plate Chondrocyte Maturation." Tissue Engineering (2006).

"Nitric Oxide-Nitric Oxide Synthase Regulates Key Maturational Events During Chondrocyte Terminal Differentiation." Bone (2005)

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