Kent Leach

Kent Leach

Position Title
Lawrence J. Ellison Endowed Professor of Musculoskeletal Research
Vice Chair of Research

  • Orthopedic Surgery (School of Medicine)
  • Biomedical Engineering
4860 Y St., Suite 3800, Sacramento CA 95817
Biomaterials, tissue engineering, cell and drug delivery 

Dr. Leach focuses on the design of biomaterials and the application of stimuli to regulate cell function to engineer replacement or model tissues. The Leach Lab uses various materials, mechanical stimulation and advanced manufacturing methods to generate platforms with engineered properties that meet the functional and biological demands of native tissue. The team aims to discover new strategies for accelerating the repair and regeneration of lost or diseased tissues and translate these findings to help animal and human patients in need.

Accepting students per funding availability.

Research Interests & Expertise
  • Application of tissue engineering principles to repair and replace lost or defective tissues, cellular manipulation, drug delivery, biomaterials.