Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
My goal is to use stem cell biology as a tool for the treatment of chronic wounds in diabetic patients, hypertrophic scar in burn patients and a variety of other disorders. I am interested to elucidate how bone marrow cells can incorporate and regenerate wounded skin tissues contributing to wound healing process. Considering that bone marrow provides the cellular substrates for many organs and that bone marrow derived progenitor cells are recruited to areas of injury or wounds. I am eager to understand the dynamics of homing and recruitment of these bone marrow cells to the skin and also their potential to engraft and reconstitute skin structures in wounded skin.
Wound healing, stem cell biology, hypertrophic scar, hair regeneration, cell signaling in tissue remodeling, clinical research, wound repair and burn treatment.