Fabrisia Ambrosio, PhD, MPT
Principal Investigator; Co-Director of the Mechanotransductive Methods Core, and Pittsburgh Site Lead
Dr. Ambrosio is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at the University of Pittsburgh. She holds secondary appointments in the Departments of Physical Therapy, Orthopaedic Surgery, and Microbiology & Molecular Genetics. In addition, she is a faculty member in the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Ambrosio completed a Master of Science in Physiology-Endocrinology at Laval University. She then went on to complete a Master of Physical Therapy at Hahnemann University (Drexel University). In 2005, Dr. Ambrosio completed a PhD in Rehabilitation Science & Technology at the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Ambrosio’s research focuses on developing Regenerative Rehabilitation approaches to improve skeletal muscle healing and functional recovery. Her laboratory uses murine and human models to investigate the underlying mechanisms by which targeted and specific mechanotransductive signals can be used to enhance donor and/or host stem cell function.