Undergraduate education

University of Wisconsin-Madison, BS, 1997

Years in MSTP



Cellular and molecular biology, 2007


Lynn Allen-Hoffman, PhD

Thesis title

Cutaneous Wound Therapy: A Role for Therapeutic Skin Substitutes


Surgery, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2009-2014


Surgical critical care, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2014-2015

Current position

Assistant professor, Department of Surgery - Acute Care Surgery, University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Medicine and Public Health

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PhD publications

Gibson AL, Thomas-Virnig CL, Centanni JM, Schlosser SJ, Johnston CE, Van Winkle KF, Szilagyi A, He LK, Shankar R, Allen-Hoffmann BL. Nonviral human beta defensin-3 expression in a bioengineered human skin tissue: a therapeutic alternative for infected wounds. Wound Repair Regen. 2012 May-Jun;20(3):414-24. PMID: 22564233; PMCID: PMC3349450.

Rasmussen CA, Gibson AL, Schlosser SJ, Schurr MJ, Allen-Hoffmann BL. Chimeric composite skin substitutes for delivery of autologous keratinocytes to promote tissue regeneration. Ann Surg. 2010 Feb;251(2):368-76. PMID: 20010085; PMCID: PMC3015240.

Straseski JA, Gibson AL, Thomas-Virnig CL, Allen-Hoffmann BL. Oxygen deprivation inhibits basal keratinocyte proliferation in a model of human skin and induces regio-specific changes in the distribution of epidermal adherens junction proteins, aquaporin-3, and glycogen. Wound Repair Regen. 2009 Jul-Aug;17(4):606-16. PMID: 19614926; PMCID: PMC2743024.

Schurr MJ, Foster KN, Centanni JM, Comer AR, Wicks A, Gibson AL, Thomas-Virnig CL, Schlosser SJ, Faucher LD, Lokuta MA, Allen-Hoffmann BL. Phase I/II clinical evaluation of StrataGraft: a consistent, pathogen-free human skin substitute. J Trauma. 2009 Mar;66(3):866-73; discussion 873-4. PMID: 19276766; PMCID: PMC2679581.

Thomas-Virnig CL, Centanni JM, Johnston CE, He LK, Schlosser SJ, Van Winkle KF, Chen R, Gibson AL, Szilagyi A, Li L, Shankar R, Allen-Hoffmann BL. Inhibition of multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii by nonviral expression of hCAP-18 in a bioengineered human skin tissue. Mol Ther. 2009 Mar;17(3):562-9. PMID: 19190595; PMCID: PMC2736055.

Gibson AL, Schurr MJ, Schlosser SJ, Comer AR, Allen-Hoffmann BL. Comparison of therapeutic antibiotic treatments on tissue-engineered human skin substitutes. Tissue Eng Part A. 2008 May;14(5):629-38. PMID: 18439105.