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Dr. Wood directs the Peripheral Nerve Research Laboratory at Washington University School of Medicine. He is interested in the study of peripheral nerve injury and regeneration. To treat and identify peripheral nerve injury, he is actively researching strategies such as cell-based drug delivery, neural tissue engineering, surgical options and targeted imaging to nerve. Specific projects of interest include imaging strategies to identify peripheral nerve injury and regeneration, mechanisms of failure associated with long nerve grafts, and development of relevant therapeutics to treat nerve injury.


To be engaged, you must feel included and valued. My lab strives to build and nurture a culture where inclusiveness is a reflex, not an initiative. We believe that when people feel respected and included they can be more creative, innovative, and successful. 

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