top of page

Peer Reviewed Journal Publications

     Garg Lab Publications at SLU (2017 - Present)
  1. D Johnson, A Dunn, G Haas, J Madsen, J Robinson, C Tobo, N Ziemkiewicz, A Nagarapu, S Shringarpure, K Garg, Treatment of volumetric muscle loss in female rats with biomimetic sponges, European Cells and Materials, 2023.
  2. West C, Tobo C, Au J, Johnson D, Mottaleb MA, Robinson J, Shringarpure S, Griggs DW, Garg K, Combined application of biosponges and an antifibrotic agent for the treatment of volumetric muscle loss, Am J Physiol- Cell Physiol 2023. 
  3. Ziemkiewicz N, Au J, Chauvin H, and Garg K, Electrically Stimulated Eccentric Contraction Training Enhances Muscle Mass, Function, And Size Following Volumetric Muscle Loss, Journal of Orthopedic Research, 2023. 
  4. Genovese P, Patel A, Ziemkiewicz N, Paoli A, Bruns J, Case N, Zustiak SP, Garg K, Co-delivery of fibrin-laminin hydrogel with mesenchymal stem cell spheroids supports skeletal muscle regeneration following trauma. Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, 2021, 15(12):1131-1143. 
  5. Ziemkiewicz N, Hilliard G, Dunn A, Madsen J, Haas G, Au J, Genovese P, Chauvin H, West C, Paoli P, Garg K, Laminin-111 Enriched Fibrin Hydrogels Enhance Functional Muscle Regeneration Following Trauma. Tissue Engineering Part A. 2021, 28(7-8):297-311.
  6. Dunn A, Haas G, Madsen J, Ziemkiewicz N, Au J, Johnson D, West C, Chauvin H, McBride Gagyi, Garg K, Biomimetic sponges improve functional muscle recovery following composite trauma. Journal of Orthopedic Research, 2021, 40(5):1039-1052.
  7. Haas G*, Dunn A*, Madsen J, Genovese P, Chauvin H, Au J, Ziemkiewicz N, Johnson D, Paoli A, Lin A, Pullen N, Garg K. Biomimetic sponges improve muscle structure and function following volumetric muscle loss. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2021 May 7. doi: 10.1002/jbm.a.37212.
  8. Ziemkiewicz N, Hilliard G, Pullen NA, Garg K. The Role of Innate and Adaptive Immune Cells in Skeletal Muscle Regeneration. Int J Mol Sci. 2021;22(6):3265.
  9. Patel K, Talovic M, Dunn A, Patel A, Vendrell S, Schwartz M, and Garg K (2020), Aligned nanofibers of decellularized muscle ECM support myogenic activity following trauma, Journal of Biomedical Materials: Part B - Applied Biomaterials, doi: 10.1002/jbm.b.34584.
  10. Growney EA, Linder HR, Garg K, Bledsoe JG, Sell SA. Bio-conjugation of platelet-rich plasma and alginate through carbodiimide chemistry for injectable hydrogel therapies. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2020;108(5):1972‐1984.
  11. Patel A, Gonzalez-Vendrell S, Haas G, Marcinczyk M, Ziemkiewicz N, Talovic M, Patel K, Fisher J, Garg K (2019), Regulation of Myogenesis by Substrate and Stimulation in vitro, BioResearch open access, 8(1): 129-138.
  12. Talovic M, Patel K, Schwartz M, Madsen J, and Garg K (2019), Decellularized extracellular matrix gelloids support mesenchymal stem cell growth and function in vitro, Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, 13(10):1830-1842.
  13. Patel K, Dunn A, Talovic M, Haas G, Marcinczyk M, Elmashhady H, Growney E, Sell SA, Garg K (2019), Aligned nanofibers of decellularized muscle ECM support myogenic activity in primary satellite cells in vitro, Biomedical Materials, 14(3):035010.
  14. Dunn A, Talovic M, Patel K, Patel A, Marcinczyk M, Garg K (2018), Biomaterial and stem cell-based strategies for skeletal muscle regeneration, Journal of Orthopedic Research, 37(6):1246-1262.
  15. Marcinczyk M, Dunn A, Haas G, Madsen J, Scheidt R, Patel K, Talovic M, Garg K (2018), The effect of laminin-111 hydrogels on muscle regeneration in a murine model of injury, Tissue Engineering Part A, 25(13-14):1001-1012.
  16. Haas G, Dunn A, Marcinczyk M, Talovic M, Schwartz M, Scheidt R, Patel A, Hixon K, Elmashhady H,  McBride-Gagyi S, Sell S, Garg K (2018), Biomimetic sponges for regeneration of skeletal muscle following trauma, Journal of Biomedical Materials: Part A, 107(1):92-103.
  17. Ziemkiewicz N, Talovic M, Madsen J, Hill L, Scheidt R; Patel A, Haas G,  Marcinczyk M, Zustiak S, Garg K (2018), Laminin-111 functionalized polyethylene glycol hydrogels support myogenic activity in vitro, Biomedical Materials, 13 (6): 065007.
  18. Elmashhady HH, Kraemer BA, Patel KH, Sell SA, Garg K (2017), Decellularized extracellular matrices for tissue engineering applications, Electrospinning, 1;87-99.
  19. Marcinczyk M, Elmashhady HH, Talovic M, Dunn A, Bugis F, Garg K (2017), Laminin-111 enriched fibrin hydrogels for skeletal muscle regeneration, Biomaterials, 141, 233-242. 

  20. Talovic M, Marcinczyk M, Ziemkiewicz N, Garg K (2017), Laminin Enriched Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering Applications,  Advances in Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine: open access, 2(3):00033.
  21. Hixon, K. R., M. N. Carletta, S. M. Neal, M. Talovic, A. J. Dunn, K. Garg and S. A. Sell (2019), Mineralization and antibacterial potential of bioactive cryogel scaffolds in vitro, International Journal of Polymeric Materials and Polymeric Biomaterials, 68(15): 901-914.
  22. Lu, T., K. R. Hixon, W. J. Ona, M. N. Carletta, K. Garg and S. A. Sell (2018), An in vitro analysis of injectable methacrylated alginate cryogels incorporated with PRP targeting minimally invasive treatment of bone nonunion, Biomedical Physics & Engineering Express, 4(5): 055001.
      Dr. Garg's Publications (2008 - Present)
  1. Garg K*, Mahmassani ZS*, Dvoretskiy S, Valero MC, Huntsman HD, Lapp S, Wu YW, Hauschka MS, Burkin DJ, Boppart MD# (2020), Laminin-111 Improves the Anabolic Response to Mechanical Load in Aged Skeletal Muscle, The Journals of Gerontology: Series A, *co-first authors.
  2. Dvoretskiy S, Garg K, Munroe M, Pincu Y, Mahmassani Z, Coombs C, Blackwell B, Garcia G, Waterstradt G, Lee I, Drnevich J, Rhodes J, Boppart MD (2019), The impact of skeletal muscle contraction on CD146+Lin− pericytes, American Journal of Physiology-Cell Physiology, C1011-C1024.
  3. Hurtgen BJ, Henderson BEP, Ward CL, Goldman SM, Garg K, McKinley TO, Greising SM, Wenke JC, Corona BT (2017), Impairment of early fracture healing by skeletal muscle trauma is restored by FK506, BMC musculoskeletal disorders, 18(1), 253.
  4. Hurtgen BJ, Ward CL, Wager CML, Garg K, Goldman SM,  Henderson BEP,  McKinley TO, Greising SM, Wenke JC, Corona BT (2017), Autologous minced muscle grafts improve endogenous fracture healing and muscle strength after musculoskeletal trauma, Physiological reports, 5 (14):e13362. 

  5. Garg K, Boppart MD (2016), Influence of Exercise and Aging on Extracellular Matrix Composition in the Skeletal Muscle Stem Cell Niche, Journal of Applied Physiology, 121 (5), 1053-1058.

  6. Pincu Y, Huntsman HD, Zou K, De Lisio M, Mahmassani ZS, Munroe MR, Garg K, Jensen T, Boppart MD (2016), Diet-induced obesity regulates adipose-resident stromal cell quantity and extracellular matrix gene expression, Stem Cell Research, 17(1): 181-190. 
  7. Hurtgen BJ, Ward CL, Garg K, Pollot BE, Goldman SM, McKinley TO, Wenke JC, Corona BT (2016), Severe muscle trauma triggers heightened and prolonged local musculoskeletal inflammation and impairs adjacent tibia fracture healing, Journal of Musculoskeletal and Neuronal Interactions, 16(2):122-34.
  8. Walters TJ, Garg K, Corona BT (2015), Activity Attenuates Skeletal Muscle Fiber Damage after Ischemia- Reperfusion Injury, Muscle and Nerve, 52 (4), 640-648.
  9. Garg K, Corona BT, Walters TJ (2015), Therapeutic strategies for preventing skeletal muscle fibrosis after injury, Frontiers in Pharmacology, 6 (87).
  10. Garg K, Ward CL, Corona BT (2015), Asynchronous Inflammation and Myogenic Cell Migration Limit Muscle Tissue Regeneration Mediated by Acelluar Scaffolds, Inflammation and Cell Signaling, 1 (6): 530.
  11. Garg K, Ward CL, Hurtgen BJ, Wilken JM, Stinner DJ, Owens J, Wenke JC, Corona BT (2015), Volumetric Muscle Loss: Persistent Functional Deficits Beyond Frank Loss of Tissue, Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 33 (1): 40-46.
  12. Aurora A, Garg K, Corona BT, Walters TJ (2014), Physical Rehabilitation Improves Skeletal Muscle Function following Volumetric Muscle Loss Injury in Rats, BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation, 6(1): 41.
  13. Garg K, Corona BT, Walters TJ (2014), Effect of Losartan Treatment on Muscle Fibrosis and Regeneration after Volumetric Muscle Loss Injury, Journal of Applied Physiology, 117 (10): 1120-31.
  14. Garg K, Ward CL, Rathbone CR, Corona BT (2014), Transplantation of Minced Devitalized Muscle Scaffolds is Insufficient for De Novo Muscle Fiber Regeneration after Volumetric Muscle Loss Injury, Cell and Tissue Research, 358 (3): 857-873.
  15. Corona BT, Garg K, Roe JL, Zhu H, Park KH, Ma J, Walters TJ (2014), The Effect of Recombinant Human MG53 Protein on Tourniquet-Induced Ischemia Reperfusion Injury in Rat Muscle, Muscle & Nerve, 49 (6): 919-921.
  16. Corona BT, Garg K, Ward CL, McDaniel JS, Walters TJ, Rathbone CR (2013), Autologous Minced Muscle Grafts: A Tissue Engineering Therapy for the Volumetric Loss of Skeletal Muscle, American Journal of Physiology: Cell Physiology, 305 (7): C761-C775.
  17. Garg K, Pullen NA, Oskeritzian CA, Ryan JJ, Bowlin GL (2013), Macrophage Functional Polarization in Response to Varying Fiber Dimensions of Electrospun Scaffolds, Biomaterials, 34 (18): 4439-4451.
  18. McClure MJ, Garg K, Simpson DJ, Ryan JJ, Sell SA, Bowlin GL, Ericksen J (2013), The Influence of Platelet Rich Plasma on Myogenic Differentiation, Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, doi: 10.1002/term.1755.
  19. Madurantakam P, Rodriguez IA, Garg K, McCool JM, Moon PC, Bowlin GL (2012), Compression of Multilayered Composite Electrospun Scaffolds: A Novel Strategy to Rapidly Enhance Mechanical Properties and Three Dimensionality of Bone Scaffolds, Advances in Material Science and Engineering, 561273.
  20. Sell SA, Wolfe PS, Spence AJ, Rodriguez IA, McCool JM, Petrella RL, Garg K, Ericksen JJ, Bowlin GL (2012), A Preliminary Study on The Potential of Manuka Honey and Platelet-Rich Plasma in Wound Healing, International Journal of Biomaterials, 313781.
  21. Garg K, Bowlin GL (2011), Electrospinning Jets and Nanofibrous Structures, Biomicrofluidics, 5(1): 013403.
  22. Garg K, Ryan JJ, Bowlin GL (2011), Modulation of Mast Cell Adhesion, Proliferation and Cytokine Secretion on Electrospun Bioresorbable Vascular Grafts, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research: Part A. 97(4):405-13.
  23. Sell SA, Wolfe PS, Garg K, McCool JM, Rodriguez IA, Bowlin GL (2010), The Use of Natural Polymers in Tissue Engineering: A Focus on Electrospun Extracellular Matrix Analogues, Polymers, 2 (4): 522-553.
  24. Garg K, Bowlin GL (2010), Creation of Bioresorbable Vascular Prosthetics Using Electrospinning, ACS Polymer Preprints, 51(2): 90.
  25. Garg K, Sell SA, Madurantakam P, Bowlin GL (2009), Angiogenic Potential of Human Macrophages on Electrospun Bioresorbable Vascular Grafts, Biomedical Materials, 4(3): 031001.
  26. Wolfe PS, Madurantakam P, Garg K, Sell SA, Beckman MJ, Bowlin GL (2009), Evaluation of Thrombogenic Potential of Electrospun Bioresorbable Vascular Graft Materials: Acute Monocyte Tissue Factor Expression, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research: Part A., 92(4):1321-8.
  27. Sell SA, McClure MJ, Garg K, Wolfe PS, Bowlin GL (2009), Electrospinning of Collagen / Biopolymers for Regenerative Medicine and Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering, Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews, 61(12):1007-19.
  28. Sell SA, Francis MP, Garg K, McClure MJ, Simpson DG, Bowlin GL (2008), Cross-Linking Methods of Electrospun Fibrinogen Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering Applications, Biomedical Materials, 3 (4):045001.

Book Chapters

  1. Dunn A, Marcinczyk M, Talovic M, Patel KH, Haas G, and Garg K (2018), Role of Stem Cells and Extracellular Matrix in Skeletal Muscle Regeneration, In Muscle Cell and Tissue, Editor: Prof. Kunihiro Sakuma, Publisher: InTechOpen.

  2. McClure MJ, Garg K, Rodriguez IA, McCool JM, Bowlin GL (2011), ECM Analogues Obtained by Electrospun Nanofibers, In Electrospinning for Advanced Biomedical Applications and Therapies, iSmithers Rapra Publishing.

  3. Garg K, Sell SA and Bowlin GL (2009), Electrospinning and its Influence on the Structure of Polymeric Nanofibers, In Handbook of Textile Fibre Structure. Woodhead Publishing in Textiles: Number 88, Eichhorn, S.; Hearle, J.W.S.; Jaffe, M. and T. Kikutani, Eds. Woodhead Publishing Limited, Cambridge, UK, 958-981.

bottom of page