Organ Transplant Surgery Research


The surgeons and investigators in the Division of Transplant Surgery are engaged in research aimed at improving treatments for and access to donor organs for transplant patients.

Leo Otterbein, PhD
Research Focus: Therapeutic strategies to limit maladaptive inflammatory responses that contribute to acute injury, chronic disease, and cancer
Leo Otterbein Lab

James Rodrigue, PhD
Research Focus: Behavioral health aspects of organ transplantation and organ donation

Barbara Wegiel, PhD
Research Focus:Heme degradation pathway and the cytoprotective protein heme oxygenase-1 in the development and prevention of cancer