Plastic Surgery Research Council
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Primary Lab Contact
Name Susan E. Mackinnon, M.D.
Title Professor
Phone 314-362-1275
Email Mackinnon@wudosis.wustl.edu

Additional Lab Contact
Name Matthew D. Wood
Title Assistant Professor
Phone 314-362-1275
Email woodmd@wustl.edu ; mooream@wudosis.wustl.edu

Website http://nervelab.wustl.edu
Laboratory Peripheral Nerve Surgical Research Lab
Lab Location Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
St. Louis, MO 63110
Lab Category Tissue Engineering
Other: Peripheral Nerve
General Lab Setup The basic science laboratories investigate nerve injury and regeneration including nerve transplantation. The lab includes 2 staff members and lab director, Dr. Wood. The research project will be conducted in the plastic surgery laboratories under the guidance of Drs. Mackinnon and Wood.
Lab Facilities 2000 sq ft laboratories with surgical and behavioral factilites for animal experiments, microscopy suite, histology suites, cell and tissue culture areas, and muscle function evaluation including electrophysiology. ~400 sq ft of office space for staff and trainees.
Animal Facility Yes (Small and large animals)
Type of Research Peripheral nerve repair and regeneration, surgical models of nerve injury, neural tissue engineering
1. Investigator's Name Peripheral Nerve Surgical Research Lab
Project Title Peripheral Nerve Research
Brief Description The Peripheral Nerve Surgical Research Lab group offers many opportunities for research projects on various topics related to plastic surgery. A project will be designed with the trainee prior to his/her acceptance to the lab. Projects which align with the research interest of the group are given preference.

Grants NIH R01 The role of Senescent Schwann cells on peripheral nerve regeneration
Opportunity for Student Degree Program yes  
Research Fellowship Available Yes
Funding Available Trainee will need to provide funding for their own salary
Educational or Prior Experience Requirements Medical student, resident/fellowship  
Additional Details Full assessment of credentials required; Minimum 1 year commitment to lab. Trainees with external salary support will be given preference.