|Present||Assistant Professor, Nova Southeastern University ‐ Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, Department of Biological Sciences|
|August 2015||Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, University of Miami|
|January 2015||Six Sigma Green Belt Certified, University of Miami ‐ Institute of Industrial Engineers|
|March 2014||Certified PEER Research Ethics Educator, University of Miami|
|May 2005||B.S. Biomedical Engineering, University of Miami|
Progress of Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy for Neural and Retinal Diseases World Journal of Stem Cells (2014)
Complex circuitry and limited regenerative power make central nervous system (CNS) disorders the most challenging and difficult for functional repair. With elusive disease mechanisms, traditional surgical and medical interventions merely slow down the progression of ...
Neurogenesis from Stem Cells Recent Patients on Regenerative Medicine (2014)
This review discusses the present field of neurogenesis using adult stem cells. The authors highlight different methods of differentiating adult stem cells into neural cells: Growth factor and chemical induction, transfection, scaffold and/or 3D culture, ...
Neurogenesis of Neural Crest-Derived Periodontal Ligament Stem Cells by EGF and bFGF Journal of Cellular Physiology (2013)
Neuroregenerative medicine is an ever-growing field in which regeneration of lost cells/tissues due to a neurodegenerative disease is the ultimate goal. With the scarcity of available replacement alternatives, stem cells provide an attractive source for ...
Concise Review: Stem Cell Therapies for Neuropathic Pain Stem Cells Translational Medicine (2013)
Neuropathic pain is a chronic condition that is heterogeneous in nature and has different causes. Different from and more burdensome than nociceptive pain, neuropathic pain more severely affects people's quality of life. Understanding the various ...
Stem Cell Based Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine: A Review Focusing on Adult Stem Cells Current Tissue Engineering (2012)
Tissue engineering has emerged as a field that attempts to harness the bodies' own developmental and repair features to treat diseases and illnesses. Many of these illnesses are caused by necrosis or loss of functionality ...
Books and Book Contributions (1)
Pluripotent Adult Stem Cells: A Potential Revolution in Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering Biology Faculty Books and Book Chapters (2013)
Stem cells have generated a lot of excitement among the researchers, clinicians and the public alike. Various types of stem cells are being evaluated for their regenerative potential. Marginal benefit resulting by transplanting autologus stem ...
Novel Pluripotent Adult Stem Cell Source for Neurogenesis SBEC 2013: 29th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference (2013)
A novel pluripotent stem cell population discovered by our laboratory, periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSCs) are a viable source for regenerative medicine. We have demonstrated that these cells form all three germ layers in-vivo, and ...
Work in Progress: Video Tutorials that Enhance Laboratory Learning 2012 Frontiers in Education Conference Proceedings: Soaring to New Heights in Engineering Education (2012)
Laboratories are a means by which students take a hands-on approach and practice concepts learned in class lectures under real or close-to-real world settings. This provides a kinesthetic method of learning which rounds out the ...