May 14-18, 2024 | Orlando, FL |
Dr. Koh is Professor in the Department of Kinesiology & Nutrition at the University of Illinois at Chicago; the major focus of his research is the role of macrophages in tissue damage, repair and regeneration. His laboratory has published findings that macrophages play important roles in repair of both skin and skeletal muscle and that these cells display tremendous heterogeneity while helping to guide a wound through each phase of healing. His laboratory has also demonstrated that macrophage dysregulation contributes to chronic inflammation and impaired skin wound healing in diabetes as well as impaired healing of traumatic muscle injuries. Importantly, his laboratory has targeted macrophages in a variety of ways to induce resolution of inflammation and improve healing. His laboratory is currently focused on better understanding the broad heterogeneity of macrophage phenotypes during wound healing and the regulation of this heterogeneity. His laboratory also studies the potential for low-intensity vibration to be a therapeutic approach to improve the healing of diabetic wounds.