Plastic Surgery Research Council
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Primary Lab Contact
Name Michael Morykwas, PhD
Title Professor and Director of Research
Phone 336-716-2722

Additional Lab Contact
Name Nicole Levi, PhD
Title Associate Professor

Laboratory Department of Plastic and reconstructive Surgery
Lab Location Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Medical Center Blvd
Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1075
Lab Category Microsurgery/Flap Physiology
Tissue Engineering
Wound Healing
Other: hyperthermic medicine
General Lab Setup There are four full time research faculty, with several clinical faculty with dedicated research time. We have 2-3 Post-doctoral personnel, three research associates, a variety of technicians for surgery, histology, wet chemistry, material and nanomaterial fabrication, etc. We also have 3-4 Doctoral students and additional Master's students. There are approximately 25 total in the lab
Lab Facilities Our lab has 8,500 sq ft, including a dedicated rodent surgery/microsurgery room, two tissue culture rooms (mammalian and bacterial), histology and immunohistochemistry abilities, microscopy, nanomaterial fabrication, material and device prototyping abilities, electrospinning facility, wet chemistry, etc. facility. Tissue culture, histology, light and electron microscopy and experimental surgery. Additionally, we are not also conducting research with novel materials and nanoparticles.
Animal Facility Yes ( Large animal (pig, sheep), small animals (mice, rats, rabbits) and small primates)
Type of Research Wound healing, molecular biology, tissue culture, craniofacial and cranial reconstruction, nanomaterials, hyperthermic medicine, peripheral nerve repair, tissue and organ preservation following trauma, polymeric biomaterial fabrication and testing.
1. Investigator's Name Michael J. Morykwas, PhD and Loius C. Argenta, MD
Project Title Multiple
Brief Description multiple projects on wound healing and craniofacial biology

Opportunity for Student Degree Program MSc or PhD  
Research Fellowship Available Yes
Funding Available Federal, Industrial, and Institutional
Educational or Prior Experience Requirements BS, MD, PhD