Susan W Volk

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Assistant Professor, Small Animal Surgery, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA

Contact information
Section of Surgery
Department of Clinical Studies - Philadelphia
University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
312 Hill Pavilion
380 S. University Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4539
Office: 215-898-0635
Fax: 215-573-6050
Education:
B.A.
University of Pennsylvania College of Arts and Sciences, 1991.
V.M.D.
University of Pennsylvania, 1995.
Ph.D.
Univesity of Pennyslvania, 1998.
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Description of Research Expertise

The research interests of my laboratory focus on defining regulatory cues important to direct progenitor cell homing to sites of injury, as well as, in vitro and in vivo signals important to direct their differentiation into appropriate target cell types for use in tissue engineering strategies in human and veterinary medicine. Current work focuses on defining cellular and molecular mechanisms by which mesenchymal progenitor cells improve cutaneous wound repair and elucidating the role of the extracellular matrix in modulation of reparative and progenitor cell activities during tissue repair and regeneration.

Description of Itmat Expertise

The research interests of my laboratory focus on defining regulatory cues important to direct progenitor cell homing to sites of injury, as well as, in vitro and in vivo signals important to direct their differentiation into appropriate target cell types for use in tissue engineering strategies in human and veterinary medicine. Current work focuses on defining cellular and molecular mechanisms by which mesenchymal progenitor cells improve cutaneous wound repair and elucidating the role of the extracellular matrix in modulation of reparative and progenitor cell activities during tissue repair and regeneration.

Selected Publications

Gordillo G, Bernatchez S, Diegelmann R, Di Pietro L, Eriksson E, Hinz B, Hopf HW, Kirsner R, Liu P, Parnell LKS, Sandusky G, Sen C, Tomic-Canic M, Volk SW, Baird A.: Pre-clinical Models of Wound Healing: Is Man the Model? Advances in Wound Care 2012-in press.

Volk SW*, Wang Y, Hankenson KD: Effects of donor characteristics and ex vivo expansion of canine mesenchymal stem cell properties: Implications for MSC-based therapies. Cell Transplan, ePub 2012. Cell Transplant Page: epub, 2012.

Adams SL, Margulies S, Volk SW: Phoebe S. Leboy, Groundbreaking Activist for Women in STEM. DNA Cell Biol 31(8): 1439, 2012.

Anwer CC, Schwarz T, Volk SW and Vite CH: Brainstem auditory evoked response testing in a dog with bilateral external ear canal atresia. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc 47(5): 370-4, 2011.

Mauldin EA, Wang YJ and Volk SW: Type III collagen modulates reepithelialization and neovascularization of healing cutaneous wounds. Wound Rep Regen 19(2): A37, 2011.

Volk SW*, Y Wang, EA Mauldin, KW Liechty and SL Adams: Diminished type III collagen promotes myofibroblast differentiation and increases scar deposition in cutaneous wound healing. Cells, Tissues, Organs 194(1): 25-37, 2011.

Volk SW: Mesenchymal stem cells in ischemic wound healing. Advances in Wound Care. Sen (eds.). Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., New Rochelle, NY, 1: 271-6, 2010.

Volk SW and Holt D: Hepatic and Splenic Emergencies. Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 516 (eds.). Elsevier, St Louis,(7th edition), 513, 2010.

Puerto DA and Volk SW: Pneumothorax. Disease Mechanisms in Small Animal Surgery. Bojrab (eds.). Lea & Febiger, Philadelphia,(3rd Edition), 311-315, 2010.

Volk SW, Wang YJ, Cohen AJ, Liechty KW and Adams SL: Diminished type III collagen expression improves wound contraction and promotes myofibroblast differentiation. Wound Rep Regen 17: A22, 2009.

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Last updated: 08/29/2013
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