The Role of Epidermis in Regulating Scarring - The Animal Model in Study of Wound Healing and Scarring

Event Date: March 18, 2011
Speaker: Dr. Thomas Mustoe
Speaker Affiliation: Northwestern University
Sponsor: Nanotechnology Seminar Series
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: MRGN, Room 121
Contact Name: Host: Prof Marshall Porterfield
Contact Phone: (765) 494-1190
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This talk will explain applications of animal models in rabbit ear to solving wound healing problems, and defining the problem of scarring.

Dr. Mustoehas been Professor and Chief of Plastic Surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine since 1991. He has been NIH funded in wound healing research with a focus on utilizing animal models to elucidate basic mechanisms of wound healing and scarring since 1989, and also had multiple collaborations with biotech and pharmaceutical companies. He has also carried out FDA sponsored clinical trials in scarring and wound healing, which has complement his focus on translational research. He has coauthored more than 150 peer reviewed papers, with multiple chapters, and invited articles. Dr. Mustoehas served on multiple editorial boards, served on NIH study sections, Industry Scientific Advisory Boards, and been a consultant to the FDA. He has been a Past President of the Wound Healing Society, and received their Lifetime Achievement Award. He also has an active clinical practice.