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Basic Research

Our investigations of the basic mechanisms behind such processes as fibrosis, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, and angiogenesis are ultimately leading to better outcomes for surgical patients.

To learn more, please click on a research program below.

Fibrosis and Wound Healing
Researchers in this lab investigate the mechanisms of fibrosis and tissue remodeling and aim to develop a novel small molecule inhibitor to prevent fibrocontractile disease progression.

Stem Cell Therapy
This laboratory seeks to harness the angiogenic potential of adipose-derived adult stem cells, which may have application to ischemic flaps, rebuilding body parts using scaffolds from natural or synthetic sources.

Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation
Vascularized composite allotransplantation (VCA) refers to the transplantation of multiple tissues, such as skin, muscle, tendon, nerve, and bone, as a functional unit (e.g. a hand). This laboratory aims to facilitate the translation of VCA from the bench to the bedside.