Our Focus and Goals
The overall focus of the Peripheral Nerve Surgical Research Laboratories (PNSRL) is to investigate the pathology, mechanisms, and treatments for peripheral nerve injuries. The PNSRL is a consortium of investigators with a common objective of investigating the pathology, mechanisms, and current/prospective clinical treatments of peripheral nerve injury. The laboratories utilize animal models of peripheral nerve injury combined with surgical and experimental treatments to test prospective clinical treatments and provide insights into biological processes of nerve regeneration. The laboratory quantifies regeneration via histology, electrophysiology, in vivo imaging, and functional outcomes. The work from the lab has led directly to changes in the clinical treatment of patients with peripheral nerve injury and to new understanding of nerve regeneration.