PIs: Kacey G. Marra, PhD
Co-PIs: Douglas Weber, PhD
Title: Surface Modified Polymer Conduits for Peripheral Nerve Repair
Description: The project seeks to increase the understanding of the effects of biomaterial surface properties on nerve regeneration, and also to enhance the integrated research and education activities of graduate, undergraduate and pre-college students. The plan includes outreach programs and innovative research in the exciting areas of biomaterials and tissue engineering. Specifically, the research plan is focused on developing biodegradable conduits with modified inner luminal surfaces that enhance peripheral nerve repair over long gaps, and the educational plan is focused on enhancing and maintaining the involvement of women and underrepresented minorities in engineering.
Source: NSF-Biomaterials Program-Division of Materials Research
Term: 3 years