J.D. Potts, Ph.D.

Jay D. Potts, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Cell Biology & Anatomy
University of South Carolina School of Medicine

Office: 803-216-3820
Lab:    803-216-3838
Fax:     803-216-3846
Email: jay.potts@uscmed.sc.edu


1982-1986 Wartburg College – Bachelors of Arts, Biology & Chemistry
1987-1991 University of Iowa – Ph.D. – Anatomy & Cell Biology

Research Focus

The focus of the Potts lab is to use the principles of developmental biology and marriage it to regenerative medicine. Millions of people suffer from a vast assortment of diseases and complications that are now treated with new regenerative medicine therapies. The goal of the lab’s research is to develop biocompatible tissues and treatments for numerous diseases and pathologies. Heart valves, cartilage, bone, cornea and wound healing are examples of the tissues our lab studies. Furthermore, we have incorporated the use of mesenchymal stem cells, which provide the necessary cellular component to create these in vitro constructs. As a result, the development of biocompatible tissues using the host’s own cells will be designed and created to help repair and remodel various defects.

Recent Publications

  • Moore K, Vandergriff A, Potts JD (2013) Microencapsulation of stem cells to study cellular interactions. Methods Mol Biol 1066:113-120.
  • Moore K, Bryandt, ZJ, Ghetnekar, G., Singh, UP, Amos J, Davis J, Gourdie R, Potts JD. 2013. A Synthetic Connexin 43 Mimetic Peptide Augments Corneal Wound Healing. Exp. Eye Res. In Press.
  • Moore K, Ghetnekar, G, Gourdie R, Potts JD. 2013. Impact of the Controlled Release of a Connexin 43 Peptide on Corneal Wound Closure in an STZ Model of Type I Diabetes. PLOS 1, In Press.
  • Li N, Goodwin RL, Potts JD. 2013. Zyxin regulates cell migration and differentiation in EMT during chicken AV valve morphogenesis. Microsc Microanal 7:1-13.
  • Moore K, Amos J, Davis J, Gourdie R, Potts JD. 2013. Characterization of polymeric microcapsules containing a low molecular weight peptide for controlled release. Microsc Microanal. 19:213-26
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