Weintraub Center for Reconstructive Biotechnology

The UCLA School of Dentistry Weintraub Center for Reconstructive Biotechnology is unlike any other translational research center in the world. It is home to cutting-edge advances at the interface of engineering, biology and medicine that are being translated into important breakthroughs in patient care. A major focus of the Weintraub Center is the development of advanced technologies for regenerative medicine, cancer therapeutics, immune modulation, drug delivery, implants, sensing and imaging.

Biomedical science now stands on the threshold of a new and uncharted era of discovery which promises to revolutionize the treatment of facial defects. Advances in stem cell biology, gene therapy and nanotechnology are increasing the likelihood that in the not-too-distant future we will be repairing the devastation caused by birth defects, cancer, or trauma by regenerating skin, bone, and soft tissue. The impact of such an achievement will be remarkable and far-reaching.

Special note: Mr. Jerry Weintraub, a legendary producer and a longtime UCLA Dentistry supporter whose name graces the UCLA Jerry & Jane Weintraub Center for Reconstructive Biotechnology passed away on Monday, July 6th. He was 77.

Touching nearly every corner of the entertainment world, Mr. Weintraub prided himself on his ability to mount ambitious efforts, whether that meant producing a blockbuster movie or overseeing a national concert tour. Mr. Weintraub has forever enriched not only the entertainment industry, but also the lives of countless members of the Los Angeles community through his family's generous support of UCLA School of Dentistry. His visionary philanthropy will continue to help develop methods to improve the quality of life for people who have experienced loss of oral or facial structures secondary to cancer, trauma or birth defects.

We mourn the loss of a distinguished leader, philanthropist and friend, and we extend our deepest sympathy to the Weintraub family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The UCLA Weintraub Center for Reconstructive Biotechnology in Jerry Weintraub's memory. Donation checks should be made payable to the UCLA Foundation (mailing address: UCLA School of Dentistry Weintraub Center, 10833 Le Conte, CHS – 53-038, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1784). Donations by credit card can be made by phone at 310-206-6063.

Alternatively, you can make a donation online to the Jane and Jerry Weintraub Center Fund at the UCLA School of Dentistry.