Research & Faculty

Research Interests

The mission of the Center for Wound Healing and Tissue Regeneration is to provide a comprehensive center that supports creative and innovative research in the area of wound healing and seeks to encourage interaction and collaboration between members of the academic and clinical communities who have an interest in understanding and advancing the treatment of wounds.

Current areas of research include:

  • Inflammatory Cell Recruitment in Acute Injury
  • Angiogenesis in Wound Repair
  • Effects of Stress on Wound Healing
  • Gender Differences Between Dermal and Mucosal Wounds
  • Impact of Aging, Ischemia and Cytokines on Wound Healing
  • Modulation of Scarring by Gene Therapy

Faculty

Satish Alapati, PhD, DDS
UIC College of Dentistry, Department of Endodontics

Amelia M. Bartholomew, MDUIC Department of Surgery

Youfang Cao, PhDUIC Department of Bioengineering

Lin Chen, PhD
UIC College of Dentistry, Department of Periodontics

Luisa DiPietro, DDS, PhD
UIC College of Dentistry, Department of Periodontics
Director, Center for Wound Healing and Tissue Regeneration

William Ennis, D.O.
UIC College of Medicine, Department of Surgery
Chief, Section of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair

Praveen Gajendrareddy, BDS, PhD
College of Dentistry, Department of Periodontics

Anne George, PhD
College of Dentistry, Department of Oral Biology

Shujuan Guo, PhD
UIC College of Dentistry, Department of Periodontics

Timothy Koh, PhD
UIC Department of Bioengineering
Associate Director, Center for Wound Healing and Tissue Regeneration

Thomas Mustoe, MD
Northwestern University Medical School
Department of Surgery, Plastic

Steven Olson, PhD
UIC College of Dentistry
Director, Center for Molecular Biology of Oral Diseases

Leah M. Pyter, PhD
UIC College of Dentistry, Department of Periodontics

Sasha Shafikhani, PhD
Rush University Medical Center, Department of Immunology/Microbiology

Herve Sroussi, DDS, PhD
UIC College of Dentistry, Department of Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
Center for the Molecular Biology of Oral Diseases

Norifumi Urao
UIC Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition

Xiaofeng Charles Zhou, PhD
UIC College of Dentistry, Department of Periodontics
Center for the Molecular Biology of Oral Diseases