Research at CDCR
Our research will evolve from the interest of the members of the Center and the broader community at Columbia University. Based on the initial interest and demonstrated strengths, we envision particularly strong and vibrant dental and craniofacial research in the following areas:
- Regenerative engineering & medicine
- Biology and genetics of craniofacial anomalies
- Bioengineering & genetic engineering models of injury and disease
- Community health
CDCR Research Labs
Laboratory of Cartilage Biology and Regenerative Medicine
The Laboratory of Cartilage Biology and Regenerative Medicine has identified adult fibrocartilage stem cells that self organize and regenerate cartilage and vascularized bone.
Regenerative Engineering Laboratory
The Lee laboratory focuses on in situ regeneration of musculoskeletal and craniofacial tissues by harnessing endogenous stem cells.
Laboratory for Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering
The research in the Laboratory for Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering is focused on tissue engineering approaches to improving human health.