Denise Hocking Honored with UR Research Award
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Pharmacology & Physiology and BME professor, Denise Hocking has been honored with a UR Research Award for her project, Bacterial Pathogens, Fibronectin Mimicry and Intestinal Permeability.
Research in the Hocking lab focuses on understanding the mechanisms by which the extracellular matrix protein, fibronectin, affects cell and tissue functions that are critical for wound repair. We study both the structural mechanisms and intracellular signaling events that mediate cell and tissue responses to matrix fibronectin. In turn, we are using this information to develop novel technologies for tissue engineering, and therapeutic approaches to promote tissue regeneration in chronic wounds.