Isabelle Lombaert, M.S., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Biologic and Materials Sciences, School of Dentistry, Biointerfaces Institute


Biointerfaces Institute, Bldg 10, Rm A149
2800 Plymouth Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48109


(734) 763-1135

Primary Website

Lombaert Lab

Research Interests

Research in our group is broadly focused on the design of new therapies to treat injured and/or diseased secretory organs, such as the salivary glands. We study the molecular mechanisms by which epithelial stem/progenitor cells interact with their environment during organ development, adult tissue homeostasis, radiation-induced damage, auto-immune disease, and/or malignancies. Our research uses a wide range of approaches, including organ development, in vivo cell and gene therapies, molecular and epigenetic assays, ex vivo and in vivo engineering and hydrogel-based techniques, and various animal models to better understand the diseased/injured organ and move regenerative therapies forward into the clinic.

Research Areas:

Biomedical Ultrasonics and Image-Guided Therapy, Drug Delivery and Therapeutics, Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine