Plastic Surgery Research Laboratory

The Plastic Surgery Research Laboratory at University of Massachusetts is involved with multiple projects, spanning from bench science to clinical applications. Active areas of investigation include radiation and thermal injury effects on skin and their mitigation, external volume expansion devices, wound healing, ventral hernia closure, surgical cost analysis, and applications of fat grafting. Seven Faculty are involved in the research laboratory.

Most Recent Publications:

Lancerotto, Luca, Michael S. Chin, Brian Freniere, Jorge R. Lujan-Hernandez, Qiong Li, Alessandro Valderrama Vasquez, Franco Bassetto, Daniel A. Del Vecchio, Janice Lalikos, and Dennis P. Orgill. "Mechanisms of action of External Volume Expansion devices." Plastic and reconstructive surgery (2013).

Chin, Michael S., Brian B. Freniere, Caitlin F. Bonney, Luca Lancerotto, Jonathan H. Saleeby, Yuan-Chyuan Lo, Dennis P. Orgill, Thomas J. Fitzgerald, and Janice F. Lalikos. "Skin Perfusion and Oxygenation Changes in Radiation Fibrosis." Plastic and reconstructive surgery 131, no. 4 (2013): 707-716.

Chin, Michael S., Brian B. Freniere, Sami Fakhouri, John E. Harris, Janice F. Lalikos, and Alfred J. Crosby. "Cavitation Rheology as a Potential Method for In Vivo Assessment of Skin Biomechanics." Plastic and reconstructive surgery 131, no. 2 (2013): 303e-305e.

Lee, David T., Nelson L. Jenkins, Alexandra J. Anastasopulos, A. George Volpe, Bernard T. Lee, and Janice F. Lalikos. "Transdermal Scopolamine and Perioperative Anisocoria in Craniofacial Surgery: A Report of 3 Patients." Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 24, no. 2 (2013): 470-472.

Chin, Michael S., Brian B. Freniere, Yuan-Chyuan Lo, Jonathan H. Saleeby, Stephen P. Baker, Heather M. Strom, Ronald A. Ignotz, Janice F. Lalikos, and Thomas J. Fitzgerald. "Hyperspectral imaging for early detection of oxygenation and perfusion changes in irradiated skin." Journal of biomedical optics 17, no. 2 (2012): 0260101-0260105.

Broderick, G., J. McIntyre, M. Noury, H. M. Strom, C. Psoinos, A. Christakas, K. Billiar et al. "Dermal collagen matrices for ventral hernia repair: comparative analysis in a rat model." Hernia 16, no. 3 (2012): 333-343.

O'Brien, Julie Anne, Genevieve B. Broderick, Zachary M. Hurwitz, Richard Montilla, John Castle, Raymond M. Dunn, Mustafa Akyurek, and Janice F. Lalikos. "Fleur-de-lis panniculectomy after bariatric surgery: our experience." Annals of Plastic Surgery 68, no. 1 (2012): 74-78.