John S. Colombo, PhD, BSc (Hons)

Research Interests

  • Connective Tissue
  • Cell-Matrix Junctions
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Mesenchymal Stem Cells
  • Dental Pulp


  • English

Academic Information

  • Departments: Dentistry - Research Assistant Professor

Academic Office Information

  • 801-585-0802
  • Ray and Tye Noorda Oral Health Sciences Building
    530 South Wakara Way, Room: 3320
    Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Education History

Type School Degree
Doctoral Training Cardiff University
Undergraduate University of Bristol
B.Sc. (Hons)

Global Impact

Education History

Type School Degree Country
Doctoral Training Cardiff University
Ph.D. United Kingdom
Undergraduate University of Bristol
B.Sc. (Hons) United Kingdom


Institution Description Country
Department of Tissue Engineering and Reparative Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Cardiff University Medical Research Council Funded Post Doctoral Researcher United Kingdom

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Moore AN, Perez SC, Hartgerink JD, DSouza RN, Colombo JS (2015). Ex Vivo Modeling of Multidomain Peptide Hydrogels with Intact Dental Pulp. J Dent Res, 94(12), 1773-81.
  2. Colombo JS, Howard-Jones RA, Young FI, Waddington RJ, Errington RJ, Sloan AJ (2015). A 3D ex vivo mandible slice system for longitudinal culturing of transplanted dental pulp progenitor cells. Cytometry A, 87(10), 921-8.
  3. Lee CP, Colombo JS, Ayre WN, Sloan AJ, Waddington RJ (2015). Elucidating the cellular actions of demineralised dentine matrix extract on a clonal dental pulp stem cell population in orchestrating dental tissue repair. J Tissue Eng, 6, 2041731415586318.
  4. Colombo JS, Moore AN, Hartgerink JD, DSouza RN (2014). Scaffolds to control inflammation and facilitate dental pulp regeneration. J Endod, 40(4 Suppl), S6-12.
  5. Kang MK, Colombo JS, DSouza RN, Hartgerink JD (2014). Sequence effects of self-assembling multidomain peptide hydrogels on encapsulated SHED cells. Biomacromolecules, 15(6), 2004-11.
  6. Daw AE, Kazi HA, Colombo JS, Rowe WG, Williams DW, Waddington RJ, Thomas DW, Moseley R (2013). Differential cellular and microbial responses to nano-/micron-scale titanium surface roughness induced by hydrogen peroxide treatment. Journal of Biomaterials Applications, 28(1), 144-60.
  7. Colombo JS, Satoshi S, Okazaki J, Crean SJ, Sloan AJ, Waddington RJ (2012). In vivo monitoring of the bone healing process around different titanium alloy implant surfaces placed into fresh extraction sockets. Journal of Dentistry, 40(4), 338-46.
  8. Colombo JS, Carley A, Fleming GJ, Crean SJ, Sloan AJ, Waddington RJ (2012). Osteogenic potential of bone marrow stromal cells on smooth, roughened, and tricalcium phosphate-modified titanium alloy surfaces. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants, 27(5), 1029-42.
  9. Colombo JS, Balani D, Sloan AJ, Crean SJ, Okazaki J, Waddington RJ (2011). Delayed osteoblast differentiation and altered inflammatory response around implants placed in incisor sockets of type 2 diabetic rats. Clinical Oral Implants Research, 22(6), 578-86.
  10. Smith EL, Colombo JS, Sloan AJ, Waddington RJ (2011). TGF-beta1 exposure from bone surfaces by chemical treatment modalities. Eur Cell Mater, 21, 193-201.
  11. Waddington RJ, Alraies A, Colombo JS, Sloan AJ, Okazaki J, Moseley R (2011). Characterization of oxidative stress status during diabetic bone healing. Cells, Tissues, Organs, 194(2-4), 307-12.