Dr. Juan Taboas is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Oral Biology in the School of Dental Medicine and the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the Swanson School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. He is also an Assistant Professor in the Clinical and Translational Science Institute.
Dr. Taboas earned his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Florida and then went to Stanford University for a master’s in Engineering Science (Biomechanical Engineering). He then entered the MS/PhD program at the University of Michigan, where he earned a doctorate in Biomedical Engineering. He did postgraduate work at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and at the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases before he came to Pittsburgh.
Dr. Taboas is a member of Tau Beta Pi, the Orthopaedic Research Society, the Tissue Engineering International and Regenerative Medicine Society (TERMIS), and the American Association for Dental Research (AADR). He is a grant reviewer for the Collaborate Health Research Projects Program, and he reviews manuscripts for many journals, including but not limited to, Bone,International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, PLOS One, Journal of Dental Research, Journal of Combinatorial Chemistry and High-Throughput Screening, and Journal of Biomechanics. Dr. Taboas is an Advisory Council Member of the Pittsburgh Center for Bone and Mineral Research.
Dr. Taboas’s research seeks to create skeletal and craniofacial tissue regeneration therapies through the study of normal tissue development and degenerative disease progression in engineered cellular microenvironment models.
View a list of Dr. Taboas’ publications here.