Johnny Huard, PhD

Henry J. Mankin Professor
Vice Chair for Musculoskeletal Cellular Therapeutics,

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Professor, Pediatrics, Microbiology

and Molecular Genetics, Physical Medicine

and Rehabilitation
Director, Stem Cell Research Center
UPMC Sports Medicine

E-mail: Jhuard@pitt.edu

   

At the University of Pittsburgh / Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Stem Cell Research Center (SCRC), scientists and physicians are working around the clock to expand the possibilities of tissue engineering by unlocking the potential of gene therapy and adult stem cell research and transferring research findings into the development of effective treatments for damaged or diseased tissues. Medicine has moved from treating the pain of injuries to treating their cause and the SCRC has taken the initiative to lead this movement in the area of cellular therapeutics.

Led by Dr. Johnny Huard, the faculty and staff of the SCRC are using cutting edge technology in cellular techniques, observation, and analyzation to seek out the answers to the cellular therapies of tomorrow. Muscular injuries, including muscular dystrophy, bone fractures, nervous system conduction pathways, cardiac repair, and vascular blockages are all being targeted by the Center as areas of keen interest in medicine. Each member of the center along with their projects and individual skills are focused on the translation of their research from the Center's laboratories into your clinic.

  

The SCRC is a fully collaborative center spanning many disciplines throughout the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Many of the Center's collaborative colleagues reside in the focus groups within its laboratories.

 

The Departments of Orthopaedics, Cardiothroacic Surgery, and Rehabilitation along with the Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and the McGowan Center for Regenerative Medicine, among others, each share in the SCRC's goals for the future of cellular regenerative medicine.