Center for Regenerative Medicine
The mission of the Center for Regenerative Medicine at Nationwide Children's Hospital is to serve as a leader in tissue and organ regeneration therapies in bettering pediatric healthcare. This will be accomplished by:
- Advancing research, both basic and clinical, in the field of regenerative medicine
- Fostering a global network of collaborations between biologists, clinicians, engineers, and other related fields
- Educating the next generation of researchers and clinicians in the study and implementation of regenerative therapies
- Advocating for public education and support of regenerative medicine
Meet Our Team
Learn more about director Christopher Breuer, MD, and his team of principal investigators at the Center for Regenerative Medicine.
The Barker Lab studies wound healing and disorders of abnormal wound healing. As the primary research laboratory for the Department of Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Jenny Barker facilitates innovative and collaborative translational science for would care and plastic surgery patients.
The focus of the Breuer and Shinoka Labs is to design a tissue engineered vascular graft (TEVG) that can be used during surgery that, over time transitions to a normal blood vessel that will grow with our pediatric patients.
The Chiang Lab is devoted to the design of tissue-engineered trachea for the management of complex long-segment airway defects. An ideal tracheal graft will allow for the replacement of diseased for absent tissue with a living construct capable of renewal and regeneration.
The Kelly Lab's research is focused on improving the care of children born with congenital heart disease, with a particular interest in single ventricle heart disease. Our work is translational in nature, centered on the discovery, development and dissemination of new diagnostics and treatments for patients with single ventricle heart disease.
Toshiharu Shinoka, MD, PhD, is a Co-Director of the Tissue Engineering Program at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Dr. Shinoka's laboratory works closely with Dr.
Look Inside the Center for Regenerative Medicine
Christopher Breuer, MD, discusses the research being done in the Center for Regenerative Medicine at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Dr. Breuer and his team are working on a tissue engineered heart valve and a tissue engineered vascular graft that grows with the patient.