Plastic Surgery Research Council
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Primary Lab Contact
Name Hi'ilani Potemra
Title Research Assistant
Phone 8082776031

Additional Lab Contact
Name Fransia De Leon
Title Research Assistant
Phone 3235422424

Laboratory Craniofacial Regeneration Laboratory and Craniofacial Outcomes Research Team
Lab Location UCLA
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Lab Category Clinical Outcomes Research
Tissue Engineering
Other: Bone Regeneration
General Lab Setup Justine C. Lee, MD, PhD is an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She currently is the Principal Investigator of two research teams. Our Craniofacial Regeneration Laboratory focuses on safe, simple, and surgically practical solutions for bone regeneration of the craniofacial skeleton. Our laboratory functions primarily as a translational laboratory with expertise in cell biology, biochemistry, signal transduction between materials and progenitor cells, and preclinical in vivo testing of calvarial regeneration. Our laboratory is composed of 1 Senior Scientist, 2 Post-Doctoral Fellows, and a Technician. The Craniofacial Outcomes Research Team is committed to identifying and finding methods for improving long term outcomes in the care of patients with both congenital and acquired craniofacial differences (i.e. cleft lip and palate, craniofacial microsomia/hemifacial microsomia, microtia, craniosynostosis including Apert, Crouzon, Pfeiffer, Saethre Chotzen syndromes, mandibular dysostosis including Treacher Collins, Nager, and cerebrocostomandibular syndromes). Our outcomes team is composed of 2 Research Coordinators, Residents, and Medical Students.
Lab Facilities In vitro and in vivo facilities; office space
Animal Facility Yes (Rabbits, Mice, Rats)
Type of Research Craniofacial Bone Regeneration and Craniofacial Clinical Outcomes
Grants Our work is generously supported by the National Institutes of Health, the Bernard G. Sarnat Endowment for Craniofacial Biology, the Jean Perkins Foundation, the Plastic Surgery Foundation, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, and the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
Opportunity for Student Degree Program No  
Research Fellowship Available No
Funding Available Dependent upon applicant
Educational or Prior Experience Requirements Regeneration Laboratory: 1. Postdoctoral fellows, clinical fellows, residents, graduate students, and medical students. Plastic surgery and general surgery residents will receive priority consideration 2. 3 years of prior basic lab experience 3. Familiar with the following techniques: cell culture, Western blots, QPCR, fluorescent microscopy, and basic experimental design 4. Commitment: 2 years, full-time Clinical Outcomes Team: 1. Postdoctoral fellows, clinical fellows, residents, graduate students, and medical students 2. Commitment: 1 year