The Human Injury Research and Regenerative Technologies (H.I.R.R.T.) Laboratory at Purdue University has a broad mission. We explore the development of novel treatment methods for a variety of pathologies including traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury (SCI), musculoskeletal damage, atherosclerosis, and cancer metastasis. Our methods are collaborative and focus on improving our understanding of the damage mechanisms, and simultaneously developing treatment and delivery methods that target those mechanisms. Towards these ends, Dr. Nauman (EAN_CV_MAIN_v9_web) and his students often employ mixture theory, cell biology, mechanics of materials, and nanotechnology.
Here you will find an overview of our research mission, some of the courses taught by members of the laboratory, and other endeavors that have evolved from our efforts.