Weintraub Center

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.