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Caroline N. Dealy, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Craniofacial Sciences, School of Dental Medicine
Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Dental Medicine
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, School of Medicine
Department of Cell Biology, School of Medicine
Academic Office Location:
Department of Reconstructive Sciences
University of Connecticut Health Center
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-3705
Phone: 860-679-1193
Fax: 860-679-2910

Dealy Website

Accelerate UConn Technology Entrepreneurship Training Program, Institutional Faculty Liaison

UConn-TIP Innovation Fellows Program, Founder and Director

B.S.University of New HampshireAnimal Science / preVeterinary
Ph.D.University of ConnecticutMolecular Cell Biology / Developmental Biology
PostdocUConn HealthCartilage Biology

Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
2012 Finalist, Connecticut Women of Innovation Award In Entrepreneurial Innovation and LeadershipConnecticut Technology Council
Basil O’Connor Research Scholar Award: 1993-1996 March of Dimes Foundation
New Investigator Award: 1992-1995 Donaghue Medical Research Foundation
Eli Lilly Award Eli Lilly Corporation and the American Teratology Society
James G. Wilson Award for Research Excellence American Teratology Society

Dr. Dealy’s research is based on her long standing interest in the human skeleton.  Her research is exploring the cells and signals that control cartilage development and growth, as well as the response of adult cartilage to injury and aging that lead to disabling conditions like osteoarthritis.  

Not accepting students for Lab Rotations at this time

Lab Rotation Projects
Ongoing projects include:

• Identifying growth factor signals that promote regenerative responses in injured articular cartilage

• Developing translatable therapeutic aproaches for osteoarthritis 

Journal Articles

Conference Papers


  • The potential of human embryonic stem cell for articular cartilage repair and osteoarthritis treatment
    Fisher M, Ferrari D, Li Y, Shepard JB, Patterson S, Anderson N, Dealy CN Rheumatology Current Research 2012 Jan;((S3)):
Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Balancing Articular Cartilage Homeostasis in Joint Health and AgingTalkUConn-Jackson Conference on Aging2014Storrs, CT
Developing a Therapy for Osteoarthritic Cartilage Damage using hESC-derived Chondrogenic CellsTalkTherapeutics Discovery Symposium2013Boston, MA
The Future of Stem CellsOtherColin McEnroe Show, National Public Radio2013Hartford, CT
Developmental, Molecular and Cellular Strategies in Cartilage RepairTalkLehigh University Dept of Biology2013Bethlehem PA
Opportunity at the Interface of Academics and BiotechnologyTalkUCHC School of Dental Medicine Dean’s Seminar2012UConn Health Center, Farmington, CT
Genetic and Cellular Strategies in Cartilage DiseaseTalk2011 Howard Hughes Lecture Series2011Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
Stem Cells for Profit?Panel DiscussionStemConn 20112011Farmington, CT