The focus of the Laboratory of Calcified Tissues and Biomaterials is on understanding the cell biology of calcified tissues using a variety of approaches integrating morphology, biochemistry, cell/tissue culturing, and molecular biology. Research interests include improving our understanding of the development, physiology, and pathology of calcified tissues in order to develop new strategies for the prevention of disease and for repair and regeneration of hard tissues. We have been applying information derived from recent studies to create "intelligent" biomaterials capable of guiding and accelerating tissue healing and improving the integration of these materials within host tissues. Technology developed for nanotexturing metals and covalent attachment of bioactive molecules at their surfaces is now being extended to the production of unique biosensors.
Dr. Nanci receives the CP Leblond Award
On November 9, 2012, Dr.Nanci was awarded The " CP Leblond Award " by the Network for Oral and Bone Health Research's Scientific Day) in recognition of his ‚Ä?exceptional contribution to the ultrastructural characterization of calcified tissues and mechanisms of mineralization, and to the development of biomaterials‚Ä?/p>
New Optical Microscope
A new optical microscope, the Zeiss Axio Imager M2 has been added to the labratory`s state-of-the-art microscopy facility
Prof. Nanci is a member of the CDMC-CREATE program. The members of the CDMC program will be recruiting graduate students and postdocs for September 2012 as well as January and May 2013 start dates. The deadline for the submissio of applications is July 1st 2012. For more information visit the CDMC-CREATE program website