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NSU Research Spotlight: Stem Cells

Peter Murray, Ph.D.

Peter Murray, Ph.D.

Peter E. Murray, BSc (Hons), Ph.D. is a Pathologist, Professor, and the Director of NSUs Regenerative Medicine Laboratory at Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine. The professor’s research focuses on isolating stem cells from patients, and growing teeth, gum, bone, and other tissues that a patient might need because of trauma or disease.  New teeth have been grown in NSUs laboratories, which gives hope to patients who are missing their natural teeth.  This technology is being used in clinical trials at NSU to regenerate injured teeth in children.  The research is already paying dividends by saving the teeth of the children.  Murray and research students at NSU anticipate a future, where healthcare providers have a much improved ability to regenerate lost or damaged tissues for their patients.  They expect the increasing use of stem cell therapies will bring an end to disability and provide improved cures for diseases.