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Office Location:
Bridgeside Point Building II

Mailing address:
450 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219


Phone: 412-657-1525

Kaitlyn Lacey

Other Affiliations:
McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine; Director of the International Consortium for Regenerative Rehabilitation; co-director of the NIH-funded Alliance for Regenerative Rehabilitation Research & Training


Fabrisia Ambrosio, PhD, MPT

Associate Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Research Interests

Our laboratory is interested in the elucidation of extrinsic factors controlling muscle stem cell fate and function. In addition, we are evaluating the impact of the skeletal muscle secretome on distal organ and tissue function. For this latter work, we have been primarily focusing on the muscle-brain axis. However, we are interested in extending this work to better understand molecular communication mechanisms between muscle and bone.

Technique Expertise or Resources to share

skeletal muscle anatomic and functional testing, muscle stem cell isolation and characterization, extracellular vesicle isolation and characterization, biomarker discovery


Regenerative medicine, musculoskeletal disorders, aging, skeletal muscle injury and repair, stem cells, tissue engineering