Microbial Characterization of Combat-Patient Wounds to Improve Healing

Nicholas Be | 17-ERD-031

Executive Summary

We are combining advanced capabilities in gene sequencing, protein detection, and bioinformatics analysis to develop a comprehensive portrait of combat wounds and methods for improving care. Our data will be integrated in a first-of-its-kind network model for use by field surgeons to reduce the subjective nature of wound evaluation, enable more accurate prognoses, and personalize therapeutic guidance for the wounded warrior.