Joseph Steven Fernandez-Moure
Assistant Professor of Surgery

Current Research Interests

My work has focus on enhancing the innate capacity of the body to heal acute traumatic wounds through the use of engineered scaffolds, nanomaterials, and drug delivery systems. Using biologically derived materials such as platelet rich plasma (PRP) or amniotic fluid allograft we have studied the innate immune response to these agents and their effect on scaffold incorporation. I have been actively involved in the development of prosthetics related to abdominal wall reconstruction and chest wall injury. Another facet of our work is center on the localized and controlled release of nitric oxide for surgical applications. I have extensive expertise in the handling of tissue-engineered constructs for abdominal wall reconstruction and in the establishment and optimization of large and small animal models for the evaluation of engineered and commercially available prosthetics. 

Current Appointments & Affiliations

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