Plastic Surgery Research Council
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Primary Lab Contact
Name Timothy King
Title Director of Research
Phone (205) 638-5388

Laboratory Tissue Engineering, Regenerative Medicine and Wound Healing
Lab Location UAB
Birmingham, AL 35294-3411
Lab Category Composite Tissue Allotransplantation (CTA)
Tissue Engineering
Wound Healing
Lab Facilities Dr. King's lab is located within the surgery departments research laboratory facilities located on 4 floors of conjoined buildings which also include the animal research center, small animal microsurgery core, mass spectrometry facility, and contiguous with the Advanced Imaging Facility and Animal Research Core facilitating in vivo studies including those using the MTC animal model. Dr. King's laboratory is part of a 15,000 square feet open laboratory space located on the 10th floor of the Tinsley Harrison Research Tower at The University of Alabama Birmingham Medical Center. The laboratory includes: 1. An equipment/supply room (500 square feet) 2. A biochemical/molecular area (900 square feet) 3. A chemical room (200 square feet) 4. Two tissue culture rooms (1100 square feet) 5. A shared physiology suite (1200 square feet) The department includes over 5,000 additional square feet of newly renovated research space for the department. This space is contiguous with the King laboratory, which represents an integrated part of the surgery research laboratories. These laboratories, built and operated under the open laboratory design, represent substantial additional resources with regard to special equipment and laboratory personnel with expertise in a wide variety of advanced techniques. This includes the following facilities: 1. Three equipment rooms (500 square feet total) 2. Tissue culture laboratory (300 square feet) 3. Computer resource room (300 square feet) 4. Cellular imaging suite (500 square feet) 5. Dark room (50 square feet) 6. Cold room (200 square feet)
Animal Facility Yes (large and small)
Type of Research Tissue Engineering, Regenerative Medicine, 3D Bioprinting and Wound Healing
1. Investigator's Name Timothy King
Project Title The Role of Notch2 and Notch3 in Cutaneous Wound Healing
Brief Description The goal of this project is to determine the molecular mechanism of the Notch family in human and murine cutaneous wound healing

2. Investigator's Name Timothy King
Project Title Development of a 3-D Printer for Tissue Engineering
Brief Description The goal of this project is to develop a 3D bioprinter capable of printing a functional skin substitute to aid in cutaneous wound healing

Grants Current: NIH (GMS), Southeastern Society of Plastic Surgery Past: NSF, PSF, AAPS, ACS, ASMS
Opportunity for Student Degree Program yes  
Research Fellowship Available Yes
Funding Available Possibly. Funding through University grants, non-profit foundation grants, society and association grants
Educational or Prior Experience Requirements Full assessment of credentials required