Phone: +1 765 496-1465
Fax: +1 765 494-1193
Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering
Martin C. Jischke Hall of Biomedical Engineering, Box 74
206 S. Martin Jischke Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2032
- My interests lie in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, with emphasis on biomaterials and stem cell biology. The focus of my current work is the development of vascularized tissue-engineered human skin equivalents as therapy for large full-thickness or nonhealing wounds such as diabetic ulcers. I will be using oligomeric collagen matrices in combination with progenitor and multipotent cell populations including skin-derived epidermal and dermal cells, adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells, and vasculogenic endothelial colony forming cells, and I will optimize design parameters to improve mechanical and biological characteristics. I will investigate these constructs both in vitro, and using in vivo animal wound models.