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Office Location:
Salk Pavilion, Room 427

Mailing address:
3501 Terrace St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15261


Phone: 212-363-0476

Michele Leahy

Other Affiliations:
Center for Craniofacial Regeneration, McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine


Konstantinos Verdelis, DDS, PhD

Assistant Professor, Departments of Endodontics and Oral Biology
University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine

Research Interests

Dr Verdelis is in charge the microcomputed Tomography Core at the Center for Craniofacial Regeneration. The Core collaborates with numerous UPitt, Carnegie-Melon University, Duquesne University and other institutes over the U.S. PI’s providing ex vivo 3D imaging services (consultation, acquisition, processing) through a high resolution system. The Core employs a separate in vivo microCT imaging system, which is in the process of being relocated at the UPitt BST3 animal research facility. The projects the Core has worked in during recent years involved a vast array of applications (medical, non-medical biology, bioengineering, engineering) and analyzed materials (hard and soft tissues, scaffolds for tissue regeneration, medical and non-medical materials, anthropology artifacts). The Verdelis lab also studies the effect of several bone and dental tissues matrix proteins in hard tissue mineralization through microCT and vibrational spectroscopy imaging. A third part of the lab research is related to ex vivo and clinical imaging applications in dental research.

Technique Expertise or Resources to share

microCT 50 (Scanco, Switzerland) scanner, multi-GPU cluster-based reconstruction system, HP processing workstations/ VivaCT40 (Scanco, Switzerland) in vivo microCT scanner; bone densitometry, bone 3D morphometry; FTIR-Raman Imaging processing


microcomputed tomography, 3D imaging, bone densitometry, bone 3D morphometry, vibrational spectroscopy imaging


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Lab Members

Lukashova Lyudmila, MSc MicroCT Core Manager