Dr. Deborah McK. Ciombor's research focuses on cell-based tissue engineering to create a transplantable biocomposite cartilage replacement that may be able to restore function lost to trauma or disease. A stem cell population has been identified in joint lining tissues (synovium) that can be differentiated into cartilage cells by exposure to specific sequences of growth factors.
Dr. Deborah McK. Ciombor is Associate Professor of Orthopaedics (Research) and Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology (Research). She is the Associate Director of the Center for Restorative and Regenerative Medicine, Providence VA Medical Center/Brown University.
DEBORAH CIOMBOR, PhD
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