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Primary Lab Contact
Name Reza Jarrahy, MD
Title Principal Investigator
Phone 3108252448

Laboratory Regenerative Bioengineering and Repair (REBAR) Laboratory at UCLA
Lab Location Center for Health Sciences at UCLA, 650 Charles E Young Drive
RM 7V-128
Los Angeles , CA 90024-6502
Lab Category Fat Grafting & Stem Cell Research
Tissue Engineering
Tumor Immunology/Cancer Biology
General Lab Setup Reza Jarrahy, MD (Principal Investigator): Dr. Jarrahy is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at UCLA. He is also an independent research PI in the Regenerative Bioengineering and Repair (REBAR) Laboratory at UCLA. Dr. Jarrahy has extensive experience in the clinical aspects of craniofacial reconstruction, microsurgery, and burn wound care. This clinical experience specifically informs his perspective on the clinical problem addressed in this proposal. He has extensive research experience in experimental design, data analysis, and interpretation. Dr. Jarrahy will be responsible for the overall design and execution of all experiments. Akishige Hokugo, DDS, PhD (Co-Investigator): Dr. Hokugo is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at UCLA. He is also an independent research PI in the REBAR Laboratory at UCLA. Dr. Hokugo has extensive experience in this field of regenerative medicine, having conducted biomaterials and tissue engineering research on a full-time basis for the past ten years, and molecular cell biology research for the past five years. Dr. Hokugo will be responsible for the overall design and execution of all experiments, including data analysis and manuscript preparation.
Lab Facilities Regenerative Bioengineering and Repair (REBAR) lab is located in rooms 7V-136,-128,-122 and -319 contains dedicated labs for molecular biology, biochemical and cell biology studies in the Department of Surgery at the Center for Health Sciences (CHS) at UCLA. Animals are housed in the UCLA Vivarium in the same building as our laboratory. This facility is maintained by licensed veterinarians and certified animal care technicians. We have full access to the CRUMP Institute for Molecular Imaging in the California Nanosystems Institute at UCLA including in vivo imaging facility, the Weintraub Center in UCLA Dentistry at CHS provides microCT service, and UCLA Department of Pathology for histology. The REBAR facility contains 3 cell culture hoods, 7 tissue culture incubators, 3 -20C freezers, 2 -80C freezers, 5 refrigerators, a dedicated cold room, centrifuges, spectrophotometer, PCR machine, protein and DNA work stations, histology work station, biochemical fume hood, microplate reader, pH meter, bacterial incubator and shaker, inverted microscope equipped with fluorescent filters, and a digital camera. The Weintraub Center contains a microCT with experienced staff at hand. The UCLA Department of Pathology histology lab is capable of histological processing.
Animal Facility Yes (Small )
Type of Research Adipose-derived Stem Cells, Burns, Regenerative Medicine, Craniofacial Surgery, Bone Regeneration, Peripheral Nerve Regeneration
1. Investigator's Name Reza Jarrahy, MD

Grants Recent work has been generously supported by the Annenberg Fund for Craniofacial Surgery and Research at UCLA, the Plastic Surgery Education Foundation, Komedyplast Craniofacial Research, the Cleft Palate Foundation/Craniofacial Anomalies Research and the PSF National Endowment for Plastic Surgery.
Opportunity for Student Degree Program No  
Research Fellowship Available Yes
Funding Available Laboratory Director to assist with grant preparation
Educational or Prior Experience Requirements Medical students and residents are encouraged to apply.