Dr. Luisa DiPietro

Dr. Luisa A. DiPietro is professor of Periodontics, Director of the Center for Wound Healing and Tissue Regeneration, and an Associate Vice Chancellor for Research at UIC. Dr. DiPietro received both her DDS and PhD in Immunology from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and completed a residency in hospital dentistry at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago.  Research in the DiPietro lab focuses on wound healing in both human and animal model systems and is funded by NIH, the DoD, and private partners. The ultimate goal of her lab research is to develop therapies that will allow humans to regenerate perfect tissue after wian injury. Their major contributions include the discovery of the mechanisms that guide capillary growth and regression in healing wounds, and studies of the regulation of inflammation at sites of injury. Dr. DiPietro is also an active mentor to young scientists and has served as the primary mentor for more than 70 research trainees. Dr. DiPietro currently directs the UIC KL2 Career Development Program in Clinical and Translational Sciences and is the faculty advisor to the UIC Postdoctoral Association.  

Degree: DDS, PhD

Title:  Professor

College:  College of Dentistry

Department: Periodontics

Program: Cancer Biology

Member Type:Associate Member