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 broken bones and acute traumatic wounds through the use of engineered scaffolds, nanomaterials, and drug delivery systems. We are applying biomedical engineering principles to common injuries and in particular, rob fractures. We lack minimally invasive approaches to their rib fracture repair and I have focused my lab on developing therapeutic solutions to this common injury. Using biologically derived materials we have studied the innate immune response to wound healing. I have been actively involved in the development of instruments and devices related to the treatment of rib fractures and chest wall injury. I have extensive expertise in the handling of tissue-engineered constructs for soft tissue healing and boney repair as well as 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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