Dr. Alejandro Jose Almarza
Alejandro Jose Almarza
Research Associate

Mechanobiology Laboratory
University of Pittsburgh
Musculoskeletal Research Center
405 Center for Bioengineering
300 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Telephone: (412) 648-9242
Fax: (412) 648-2001

Rice University, May 2005, Ph.D. Bioengineering
Florida State University, May 2001, B.S. Chemical Engineering
His research interests are as follows:
  • Functional tissue engineering techniques involving the use of small intestinal submucosa (SIS) to improve the healing of injured ligaments
  • Development of novel bioreactors to further enhance healing potential of bioscaffolds
  • Identifying appropriate cell sources for ligament tissue engineering approaches amongst newly discovered stem cell sources such as bone marrow, muscle, fat
  • Genetic manipulation of cells seeded on scaffold to promote faster healing and regeneration