Available: 10/11/18, Expires: 02/01/21
You will join one of the main areas of investigation in our lab (advanced scaffold-based tissue engineering, diabetic wound healing, modulation of soft tissue regeneration, mechanobiology of wound healing) and will be supported in the drafting/proposal of a comprehensive research plan related to innovative strategies for therapeutic wound healing and induction of tissue regeneration in pre-clinical models and in vitro. As a member of a lab uniquely encompassing translational model-based investigations as well as clinical outcomes-based studies, students will have ample and diverse opportunities to find and pursue projects customized to their interests.
Students will be participating in all aspects of the research process, including but not limited to familiarization with and critical appraisal of the literature, application of sound scientific methodology, development of a research plan, drafting of experimental protocols for funding applications, and driving the data toward research publications. They will be taught hands-on pre-clinical techniques as well as histological processing and staining methods.
Our research program fosters a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary environment in which students can work with many investigators and labs (muscle regeneration, vascular surgery, general surgery, dermatology, orthopedics, diabetes, transplantation surgery, cell biology) in the surrounding region. Lab meetings are held weekly where students can share the progress of their research and hear updates on projects by fellow researchers.
Main ongoing investigations include but are not limited to:
- Application of a murine diabetic chronic wound model to test and investigate novel wound healing therapeutics
- Investigation of the effects of negative pressure wound therapy (and other mechanical forces) on inflammatory lymphangiogenesis
- Investigation of full-thickness “micrografts” and other novel techniques in diabetic murine models.