The focus of the Laboratory for Transplantation and Tissue Engineering's research is the design of new tissues that are created in the laboratory using functional cells plus biodegradable polymer scaffolds appropriately configured.
The focus of the Laboratory for Lung Growth has been to tap the processes responsible for lung development in healthy fetuses and newborn infants to treat children who are born with underdeveloped lungs due to conditions such as congenital diaphragmatic hernia. The laboratory has been successful in stimulating normal lung growth and has begun to investigate the mechanisms responsible for this growth. Clinical trials have begun in humans to evaluate the usefulness of some of the techniques developed in the laboratory.
Featured researchers in the Department of General Surgery hold faculty appointments at Harvard Medical School.
Latest Research in General Surgery:
|Terry L. Buchmiller, MD||Fetal gut development|
|Catherine C. Chen, MD, MPH||Neonatal surgery|
|Dario Fauza, MD, PhD||Fetal tissue engineering|
|Steven J. Fishman, MD||Vascular anomalies & malformations|
|Tom Jaksic, MD, PhD||Repair of congenital defects|
|Russell W. Jennings, MD||Maternal-fetal treatment, CDH, TTTS, esophageal reconstruction|
|Heung Bae Kim, MD||Transplantation tolerance|
|Khashayar Vakili, MD||Transplantation tolerance|
|Craig Lillehei, MD||General Surgery|
|Bradley C. Linden, MD||Minimally Invasive Surgery|
|David P. Mooney, MD, MPH||Trauma care|
|Mark Puder, MD, PhD||Neonatal surgery|
|Shawn J. Rangel, MD, MSCE||Reducing incidence and severity of surgical complications|
|Robert Shamberger, MD||Cancer and bowel surgery|
|Christopher Weldon, MD, PhD||chemo-resistance pathways in solid tumors|
|Jay Wilson, MD||Fetal and neonatal lung growth, Congenital lung growth|