Dr. Gary Bowlin awarded new NIH Grant

Dr. Gary Bowlin, Professor and Herff Chair of Excellence in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, in collaboration with Dr. Marko Radic in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Biochemistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has received a new grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study how neutrophils interact with tissue regeneration templates. In addition, they will design near-field electrospun templates used to promote regeneration of new tissues in the body to delivery and release compounds, focus on natural compounds, to regulate or attenuate (i.e., anti-inflammatory agents) the neutrophil responses associated with implanted templates (see template sample image below).

picture of template