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Name David L. Brown, MD, Paul S. Cederna, MD, Melanie G. Urbanchek, PhD, & William M. Kuzon, Jr., MD, PhD

Laboratory Muscle Mechanics
Lab Location University of Michigan, Biomedical Sciences Research Building,
Stop 2200MI
Lab Category
Lab Facilities 9000 sq. feet, animal housing, microsurgical suite, nerve electro-physiology, muscle mechanical properties measurement (single fibers, in vitro whole muscle, in situ whole muscle, motor units, in vivo muscle groups), facilities for confocal, EM and histology, computerized histomorphometry, cell and tissue culture, molecular biology, hernia development and wound healing.
Animal Facility Yes (Small animal on site, large animal off)
Type of Research full spectrum of peripheral nerve interface development for prosthesis, nerve and skeletal muscle biology, tissue engineering, gerontology, hernia reconstruction, wound healing
1. Investigator's Name David L. Brown, MD, Paul S. Cederna, MD, Melanie G. Urbanchek, PhD & William M. Kuzon, Jr., MD, PhD
Project Title By arrangement
Brief Description Training in basic and applied research in the areas of muscle and nerve biology, tissue engineering, and gerontology

Opportunity for Student Degree Program PhD  
Research Fellowship Available Yes
Funding Available NIH training grant, Department of Defense, various others
Funding Available from Supervisor: Funding available from supervisor by arrangement. Usually FULL funding available
Educational or Prior Experience Requirements Please specify: Full assessment of credentials required.