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Martin L. Yarmush
Address: 599 Taylor Road
  Piscataway, NJ 08854
Room: BME-231
Phone: 848-445-6528
Email: yarmush@rci.rutgers.edu
 
In our lab, we investigate a variety of biomedical problems on multiple levels (molecular, cellular, tissue, and whole animal). Our current efforts involve developing: 1) a new technique using encapsulated mesenchymal stem cells to treat spinal cord injury; 2) methodology for defatting cells and organs and regenerating spent organs; 3) new technologies for healing chronic wounds; 4) microfabricated brain-on-a-chip systems for studying traumatic brain injury; 5) allergy-on-a-chip microsystems for replacing animal testing; and 6) an automated robotic venipuncture device.
Recent Papers:

1.   Uygun BE, Soto-Gutierrez A, Yagi H, Izamis ML, Kobayashi N, Tilles AW, Berthiaume F, Hertl M, Nahmias Y, Yarmush ML, Uygun K. Organ reengineering through development of a transplantable recellularized liver graft using decellularized liver matrix. Nature Medicine 2010; 16: 814-820.

2.   Koria P, Yagi H, Megeed Z, Nahmias Y, Sheridan R, Yarmush ML. Self assembling elastin-growth factor chimeric nanoparticles for the treatment of chronic wounds. Proc Nat`l Acad Sci; 2011; 108: 1034-9.

3.   Patel SJ, Milwid JM, King KR, Li M, Bohr S, Iracheta A, Vitalo A, Parekkadan B, Jindal R, Yarmush ML. Gap junction inhibition prevents drug-induced liver toxicity and fulminant hepatic failure. Nature Biotechnol 2012; 30: 179-83.


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