Soft Tissue Reconstruction Laboratory

The soft tissue reconstruction laboratory focuses on tissue engineering strategies for adipose tissue regeneration.  Particularly, we are interested in examining biodegradable, injectable materials as ASC carriers.  We are also interested in using microsphere technologies to delivery growth factors.



Please see these recent publications:

Fisher, C.;# Grahovac, T.L.;# Schafer, M.; Shippert, R.D.; Marra, K.G.; Rubin, J.P.* “Comparison of Harvest and Processing Techniques for Fat Grafting and Adipose Stem Cell Isolation,” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2013, 132(2):351-61. PMCID: PMC23584621

Kelmendi-Doko, A.; Marra, K.G.; Vidic, N.; Tan, H.; Rubin, J.P.* “Adipogenic Factor-Loaded Microspheres Increase Retention of Transplanted Adipose Tissue,” Tissue Engineering Part A, 2014, 20(17-18):2283-2290. PMCID: PMC24593222

Philips, B.J.; Grahovac, T.L.; Valentin, J.E.; Chung, C.W.; Bliley, J.; Pfeifer, M.E.; Roy, S.B.; Dreifuss, S.; Kelmedi-Doko, A.; Kling, R.E.; Ravuri, S.K.; Marra, K.G.; Donnenberg, V.S.; Donnenberg, A.D.; Rubin, J.P.* “Prevalence of endogenous CD34+ adipose stem cells predicts human fat graft retention in a xenograft model,” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2013, 132(4):845-58. PMCID: PMC23783061


Upcoming articles:

Bourne, D.A.; James, I.J.; Wang, S.B.; Marra, K.G.; Rubin, J.P.* The Architecture of Fat Grafting: What Lies Beneath the Surface,” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2015, In Press.


Bliley, J.M.; Satish, L.; McLaughlin, M.; Kling, R.; Day, J.R.; Grahovac, T.L.; Kokai, L.E.; Zhang, W.; Marra, K.G.; Rubin, J.P.* “Imaging the Stromal Vascular Fraction Suring Soft Tissue Reconstruction,” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2015, In Press.




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