Dr. Sammarco received her PhD in Genetics from LSU Health Sciences Center in 2005. Dr. Sammarco's primary research interest focuses on the relationship between cell metabolism and cell function during regeneration and after traumatic injury. These projects utilize the mouse digit amputation model of bone and soft tissue regeneration. Our current studies show that cell metabolism modulates gene expression, and that genes involved in regeneration also modulate cell metabolism. A better understanding the synergy between these mechanisms will aid regenerative approaches and help clarify the relationship between cell metabolism and gene expression.
The Sammarco Lab welcomes summer, undergraduate, and graduate researchers who are interested in pursuing a career in basic science research. Our research includes in vivo and in vitro research approaches, immunohistochemistry, imaging, Seahorse analysis of cell metabolism, microCT analysis, and molecular assays. Please contact Dr. Sammarco directly for openings in the lab and additional information on current projects.
The influence of cell metabolism on tissue regeneration and healing
Publication listing for Dr. Mimi Sammarco.