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Albert Almada, PhD

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine


Albert E. Almada, PhD is investigating one of the greatest mysteries in muscle regenerative biology—how stem cells rebuild functional muscle tissue after traumatic injury. His multidisciplinary team integrates state-of-the-art experimental and bioinformatic approaches to study this biological phenomenon at the molecular, cellular, and organ level in various animal models and in humans.

Recently, his laboratory discovered a new “Super-Healing” gene regulatory program, and they are exploring the biology and therapeutic potential of these pro-regenerative molecules in pre-clinical mouse models. Dr. Almada’s long-term goal is to translate his basic science discoveries into effective stem cell-based therapies that restore muscle function to injured athletes, wounded soldiers, the elderly, and patients suffering from degenerative muscular pathologies.

Email: aealmada@usc.edu