Charles Sfeir, DDS, Ph.D.

Dr. Charles Sfeir is an Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh Dept. of Oral Medicine and Pathology.  Dr. Sfeir also has secondary appointments within the departments of Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. He received a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the Université Louis Pasteur - Strasbourg France in 1990. He also has a degree in Periodontology and holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Northwestern University.

Dr. Sfeir is actively involved in research focusing on two major topics: (1) Role of extracellular matrix in tissue engineering and biomineralization (2) The use of bioceramic nanoparticles in non-viral DNA gene delivery.

Dr. Sfeir has been featured in several publications for his efforts in understanding the role of post-translational modifications of bone/dentin extracellular matrix proteins, mineralized tissue differentiation and cell surface interactions at the molecular level. Additionally,  Dr. Sfeir and his research team in collaboration with Dr. Kumta from the Materials Science and Engineering Dept. at Carnegie Mellon University, are focused on molecular biology and are concentrating their efforts towards the development of ceramic nano-particles for  non-viral gene therapy vectors mainly to be utilized in bone regeneration and other tissues.


CONTACT INFORMATION

Dr. Charles Sfeir
Phone: (412) 648-1949
Email: csfeir@pitt.edu