Congratulations to Dr. W. James Melvin on being awarded the 2020-2021 Resident Research Scholar Award!
W. James Melvin, MD
University of Michigan
Project: Macrophage-specific Transforming Growth Factor Beta Receptor Stimulation Regulates Prostaglandin-mediated Inflammation and Improves Healing in Diabetic Wounds
Dr. W. James Melvin, M.D. is a 4th year general surgery resident at the University of Michigan. He graduated from the Ohio State University School of Medicine and studied biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins University. His primary mentor is Katherine Gallagher, M.D., an SUS member and Associate Professor of Vascular Surgery at the University of Michigan. Dr. Melvin is studying the role of transforming growth factor β (TGFβ)-mediated pathologic inflammation in diabetic wounds. The Gallagher Lab is investigating the use of topical anti-TGFβ nanoparticles targeted at macrophages to mitigate this inflammation and improve wound healing.