Jorge Berlanga Acosta

Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Cuba


Jorge Berlanga Acosta (54 yrs old) is a Cuban Research Scientist who has majored in the field of regenerative medicine. He is a Doctor of veterinary medicine and surgery and has an M.S. degree in anatomical pathology and a Ph.D. degree in pharmacology. He is a full chair member of the Cuban Academy of Sciences (Biomedical Council) and the Diabetic Foot Global Conference Faculty. His research focus has centered in the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in wound healing and internal and peripheral tissues repair, spanning from severely burned patients to chronic ulcers as pressure and diabetic foot ulcers. Dr. Acosta runs the Tissue Repair and Wound Healing Research Laboratory at the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology in Havana. He has pioneered the development of different medications in Cuba to enhance the healing of acute and chronic wounds and opened the way for the expanding procedure of intralesional infiltration of growth factors as a safe method for polypeptides delivery into chronic wound environments, thus avoiding biofilm and ensuring bioavailability. Dr. Acosta has more than 80 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and chapters in three international textbooks focusing on chronic wounds. He has been speaker at several international meetings and maintains an active research activity branching with different surgery and chronic wound services, as well as teaching duties. He enjoys an intense exchange and collaboration with groups in the USA and Canada. During his career he has received different honors, awards, and grants for scholarships. Above all, he is a simple and down-to-earth man.

Biography Updated on 16 April 2018

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