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The Gallego-Perez Nanomedicine Lab works with numerous collaborators on projects related to our research initiatives. Click the links below to learn more about our collaborators and their research efforts.

Dave Arnold

W. David

Arnold, M.D.

Dr. Arnold is the Executive Director of the NextGen Precision Health initiative at the University of Missouri. His lab focuses on translational neuromuscular physiology in health and disease, especially in spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).

Ben Carson

William E.

Carson, M.D.

Dr. Carson is a professor of Surgical Oncology with Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center. His research focuses on how the immune system responds to cancer and how to use this information to devise new treatments, especially for patients with melanoma and breast cancer.

Samir Ghadiali


Ghadiali, Ph.D.

Dr. Ghadiali is a professor and the chair of Biomedical Engineering at Ohio State. His lab investigates how mechanical forces in the human body can alter the development of respiratory and critical care disorders.

Niki Kokiko-Cochran

Olga N.

Kokiko-Cochran, Ph.D.

Dr. Kokiko-Cochran is an assistant professor of Neuroscience at Ohio State. Her research focuses on how pre- and post-injury immune challenges may influence the immune response to brain injury, as well as its influence on post-injury pathology and behavioral recovery.

Stephen Kolb


Kolb, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Kolb is a professor of Neurology with Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center. His lab aims to understand the molecular consequences of genetic variants associated with motor neuron diseases (i.e., amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, spinal muscular atrophy) in order to develop effective therapies of genetic and non-genetic forms of these diseases

Raghu Mirmira


Mirmira, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Mirmira is a professor in the Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism with the University of Chicago's Department of Medicine. His research focuses on the pathogenesis of Type 1 diabetes mellitus and the biology of the islet.

Amy Moore


Moore, M.D.

Dr. Moore is a Professor and the Chair of the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center's Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. She works with a multidisciplinary team of specialists to provide individualized, comprehensive care to restore the health and well-being of severely injured military members.

Jose Otero


Otero, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Otero is an associate professor of Neuroscience with Ohio State's College of Medicine. His work aims to elucidate the etiologies of perinatal breathing disorders such as apnea of prematurity, congenital central hypoventilation syndrome (CCHS) and, ultimately, the sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

Andre Palmer


Palmer, Ph.D.

Dr. Palmer is a professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and the Asssociate Dean of the College of Engineering. His lab aims to engineer novel hemoglobin-based oxygen carriers for various applications in transfusion medicine, including to improve oxygen transport in tissue engineered constructs as well as solid organs and limbs.

Ben Poulose


Poulose, M.D.

Dr. Poulose is a professor of Surgery at Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center. His research finds new ways to combine treatments including surgery, physical therapy, integrative medicine, and alternative medicine to optimize abdominal core health and minimize complications.

Heather Powell


Powell, Ph.D.

Dr. Powell is an associate professor of Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science Engineering with Ohio State. Her lab is interested in developing technologies that can help heal large burn injuries on skin, reduce scarring post-injury, and improve the quality of life for these patients.

Devina Purmessur


Purmessur, Ph.D.

Dr. Purmessur is an assistant professor of Biomedical Engineering at Ohio State. Her focus is on understanding the biochemical, biomechanical, and cellular mechanisms underlying pathophysiology in discogenic back pain with translation from 2D to 3D and in vivo models.

Ben Segal


Segal, M.D.

Dr. Segal is the chair of the Department of Neurology and the director of the Neuroscience Research Institute, as well as the co-director of Ohio State's Neurological Institute. His lab studies interactions between the immune system and central nervous system (CNS), focusing on innovative research in multiple sclerosis.

Aleks Skardal


Skardal, Ph.D.

Dr. Skardal is an assistant professor of Biomedical engineering at Ohio State. His research focuses on the design and implementation of extracellular matrix-inspired hydrogel biomaterials for the biofabrication of tissue and tumor organoids, organ-on-a-chip systems, and cancer-on-a-chip systems for drug screening, disease modeling, and personalized medicine.

Kristin Stanford


Stanford, Ph.D.

Dr. Stanford is an associate professor of Physiology and Cell Biology with Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center. Her research focuses on the novel molecular mechanisms of exercise that improve metabolic health, especially as it relates to exercise-induced adaptations to white and brown adipose tissue.

Ian Valerio


Valerio, M.D., M.S., M.BA., FACS

Dr. Valerio is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon who currently resides at the Harvard Medical School. His research interests lie in adipose-derived stem cell therapies, targeted muscle re-innervation and craniofacial restoration strategies.

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