Plastic Surgery Research Council
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Primary Lab Contact
Name Henry C. Vasconez, MD
Phone 859-323-6328
Email hcvasc@uky.edu

Additional Lab Contact
Name Brian Rinker, MD
Title
Phone
Email brink2@email.uky.edu

Laboratory University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lab Location Division of Plastic Surgery; Kentucky Clinic
K448, 740 S. Limestone St
Lexington, KY 40536-0284
Lab Category
Lab Facilities
Animal Facility Yes (Large and small)
Type of Research Tendon healing and repair, flap physiology, ischemia/reperfusion injury of peripheral nerves, cryopreservation, adipose cell preservation, cranial suture biology
1. Investigator's Name Henry C. Vasconez, MD
Project Title Multiple projects ongoing
Brief Description Basic science research includes interests in the role of biofilm formation in capsular contracture using the porcine model, in addition to stem cell research. Clinical research interests include the effects of high volume liposuction, bone and dermal substitutes, treatment of vascular malformations and outcomes studies

2. Investigator's Name Brian Rinker, MD
Project Title Multiple projects ongoing
Brief Description Prevention of peritendinous adhesions with hydrogel sealants, flap physiology, long-term preservation of skin, ischemia/reperfusion injury of peripheral nerves, skin elasticity and smoking, clinical studies.

3. Investigator's Name Lesley Wong, MD
Project Title Multiple projects ongoing
Brief Description Interest in skin substitutes, also adipose derived stem cell constructs and the effects of Vitamin C on burn metabolism

Opportunity for Student Degree Program no  
Research Fellowship Available Yes
Funding Available Departmental, Society, Industry
Full Funding Available: PARTIAL funding available. Student must obtain additional funding
Educational or Prior Experience Requirements