(2017-2019) Mentor: Robert Galiano, MD
Dr. Wu is a research fellow in the Laboratory for Tissue Repair and Regenerative Surgery under the mentorship of Dr. Robert Galiano and Dr. Thomas Mustoe. The primary focus of her research is tissue engineering of skeletal muscle for the treatment of volumetric muscle loss and its associated functional impairments. Her research is performed through the use of a rat latissimus dorsi defect model, decellularized muscle matrix, myoblast stem cells, and implantable bioreactors. She will also be developing a method for neurotization of the newly regenerated muscle in order to create functionalized muscle tissue in vivo.
Wu Young M. Mesh Sutured Repairs of Contaminated Abdominal Wall Defects. Oral presentation at Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting 2017, Chicago, IL, April 15, 2017.