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Claudio Maldonado, PhD

Claudio Maldonado, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Physiology and Surgery and Co-Director of the Plastic Surgery Research Laboratories at the University of Louisville. Dr. Maldonado’s research interests involve composite tissue auto- and allo-transplantation.  Specifically, his research focuses on developing novel therapies that protect the endothelial barrier from ischemia/reperfusion injury following tissue transplantation. His laboratory has developed a novel technology to rapidly deliver drugs to the surface of cells. One application of this technology consists of delivering anti-complement and anti-thrombotic targeted therapies to protect grafts from ischemia/reperfusion induced damage. Dr. Maldonado serves as a reviewer for various scientific journals including the American Journal of Physiology, the Journal of Orthopaedic Research, and the Journal of Surgical Research. He also serves as an ad hock member of the immunology NIH Study Section for SBIR applications.

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