The findings from this study provide an important stepping stone for developing smarter skin grafts that can help facilitate wound healing while minimizing infection for those hard to heal skin wounds.

Dr. Hongjun Wang

This important advance demonstrates the benefits of bringing together creative approaches from polymer science and biomaterials. It also illustrates the breadth of NSF’s mission, which is not only ‘to promote the progress of science’ but also ‘to advance the national health’.

Andrew Lovinger, National Science Foundation