Since 2014, Dr. Talbot has collaborated with the Wyss Institute to examine the use of hydrogels impregnated with growth factors and their effect on nerve and muscle regeneration. These studies have been performed in both mice and rabbits. Currently, these studies have progressed from small animals onto large animals. This work is being conduced in collaboration with the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
Upper Extremity Transplant
Since 2012, Dr. Talbot has studied immunosuppression in upper extremity transplants and the gradual withdrawal of these medications.
Relating Psychosocial Factors to Transplant
Beginning in 2016, Dr. Talbot began to evaluate the psychosocial factors related to success in upper extremity transplant. This is an ongoing project involving transplant centers worldwide.
Instrument RFID Tagging
Since 2011, Dr. Talbot has collaborated with the Georgia Institute of Technology and Wyss Institute to develop RFID tags that can be applied to metal surfaces. This technology can be applied to instrument identification to allow better automation of instrument sorting and cleaning.