Molly’s work has primarily focused on elucidating endogenous mechanisms of tissue repair and regeneration for the design of targeted biomaterial and drug-delivery therapeutic strategies utilizing natural repair pathways and endogenous cell sources. She is particularly interested in the complex role of the immune system in directing tissue repair and regeneration under normal, aged, or diseased states. She utilizes an array of in vivo and in vitro experimental models to track the origin, fate, phenotype, localization, and function of specific subtypes of myeloid cells during tissue inflammation and repair processes.
Molly received her B.S. from University of Virginia in 2004 and PhD in Biochemistry, Cell, and Developmental Biology from Emory University in 2012. She has worked as a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Botchwey from 2012 to present.