The Effect of Electrical Stimulation on Schwann Cell States Along Nerve Grafts

American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Leslie Bernstein Resident Research Grant

PI: Derakhshan, Adeeb

To determine whether intravital electrical stimulation of denervated nerve grafts impacts Schwann cell phenotypes in a rat model.

2020-2021

2019-2021

Gene Therapy for Peripheral Nerve Repair

Charles H. Hood Foundation Child Health Research Awards

Principal Investigator: Jowett  , Co-I Vandenberghe

To characterize the ability of benign viruses incorporated within bioengineered nerve guidance conduits to deliver gene therapies to enhance neural regeneration

The Effect of Electrical Stimulation on Schwann Cell States Along Nerve Grafts

New England Otolaryngological Society Resident Research Award

PI: Derakhshan, A

To determine whether intravital electrical stimulation of denervated nerve grafts impacts Schwann cell phenotypes in a rat model.

2020-2021

Facial EMG for Neuroprosthetic Device Control in Facial Palsy

AAFPRS Research Scholar Award

Principal Investigator: Jowett

To characterize relationships between facial surface electromyography signals and facial displacements as a means for control of a neuroprosthetic device for hemifacial palsy.

2019-2022

Quantitative Model of Decompression Surgery for Bell’s Palsy

AAO-HNSF Resident Research Award

PI: Malka

To establish the impact of facial nerve decompression following various periods of neural compression on long-term facial function outcomes in a rodent model.

2019-2020

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Neuronal and Schwann Cell Transcriptional States in Peripheral Nerve Regeneration

Plastic Surgery Foundation / American Society for Peripheral Nerve Combined Pilot Research Grant

PI: Mohan

To characterize the heterogeneity of Schwann cell transcriptional states during prolonged peripheral nerve denervation and reinnervation.

2019-2020

Surgical and Rehabilitative Management of Facial Nerve Injury

NIH - 2R01NS071067 – 06A1

PI: Hadlock, Co-I: Jowett

This project seeks to establish in a rodent model a paradigm for hemi-facial reanimation using an implantable neuroprosthetic device.

2016-2021

Surgical Photonics and Engineering Laboratory Seed Funding

Berthiaume Family

PI – Jowett, Tan

To support new knowledge discovery and development of novel therapies for complex deformities of the head & neck in the new Surgical Photonics & Engineering Laboratory at Massachusetts Eye and Ear

2016-2021

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Enhancement of Axonal Penetration through Cross-Facial Nerve Grafts

AAFPRS Leslie Bernstein Resident Research Grant

PI: Mohan

To study the effects of various surgical strategies on improving axonal regeneration along cross-facial nerve grafts.

2018-2020