Casey Vantucci


Graduate Research Assistant

Office: EBB 3110
NSF Graduate Research Fellow

Research Focus: Immunomodulatory Particle Delivery for Severe Musculoskeletal Trauma

Following major trauma, systemic immune dysregulation can result in poor wound healing and rehabilitation, and can limit the success of tissue engineering strategies. Currently, this systemic immune dysregulation has not been adequately characterized, and it is unknown how it contributes to the patient variability in wound healing success. We aim to rigorously characterize the systemic immune dysregulation to better understand how it contributes to wound healing and rehabilitation. Additionally, we aim to develop immunomodulatory microparticle or nanoparticle therapeutics that can re-invigorate and stabilize the immune system, enabling increased success of healing and tissue engineering strategies following severe trauma.