Director and Chief Scientific Officer
Huard, a native of Quebec, Canada, first joined the University of Pittsburgh (UP) faculty in 1996 as an assistant professor. He strengthened his focus on regenerative medicine in 2001 when he was named the deputy director of Cellular Therapeutic Research for the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine at UP. Huard became a full-time professor in 2004 and added the title of vice chair of Musculoskeletal Cellular Therapeutics in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Three years later, he was also named the director of the Stem Cell Research Center at UP. Huard earned his B.S. degree in biology from Rimouski University U.Q. A. R., Quebec, Canada, in 1988. He received his M.S. degree in neurobiology from Laval University in Quebec in 1991 and was awarded his Ph.D. in neurobiology from Laval in 1993.