Holly Lewis, MD, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Engineering biomaterials, culturing tolerance. Holly is an MD/PhD surgical resident with Duke Plastic, Maxillofacial & Oral Surgery who joined us as a postdoctoral fellow in the lab. She brings to the Segura Lab a breadth of clinical knowledge, including transplant surgery, lymph node mapping, skin grafting, and abdominal, breast, and extremity surgery. Her interests include tissue engineering, reconstructive microsurgery, and transgender health. She completed her MD and PhD at Emory University, focusing on cellular immunology, chemical biology, and mesenchymal stem cell therapy. Holly pursued her undergraduate at Harvard University, where she concentrated in Chemistry with a secondary field in Romance languages (Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan). Her lab skills include synthetic chemistry, stem cell therapy, flow cytometry, and mammalian models of skin-antigen signaling. Holly has led partnerships with clinical researchers in Plastic Surgery, Immunology, Pathology and Transplant, as she aims to develop biomaterials for reconstructive skin grafting and transplantation tolerance.
Kloer C, Lewis HC, and Rezak K. “Delays in gender affirming healthcare due to COVID-19 are mitigated by expansion of telemedicine.” Am J Surg, September 23, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjsurg.2022.09.036.
Lewis HC, Hart AL, Fobare A, Styblo TM, Losken A. “Preoperative Body Image Factors Are Associated with Complications after Breast Reconstruction.” Plastic &Amp; Reconstructive Surgery 149, no. 3 (March 2022): 568–77. https://doi.org/10.1097/prs.0000000000008825.
Lewis HC, Cendales LC. “Vascularized composite allotransplantation in the United States: a retrospective analysis of OPTN data after five years of the Final Rule.” American Journal of Transplantation. 2020 Jun 2. 1-6. doi:10.1111/ajt.16086
Lewis HC, Chinnadurai R, Bosinger SE, Galipeau J. “The IDO inhibitor 1-methyl tryptophan activates the aryl hydrocarbon receptor response in mesenchymal stromal cells.” Oncotarget 2017 Nov 3;8(54): 91914-91927
Oyoshi MK, He R, Kanaoka Y, ElKhal A, Kawamoto S, Lewis CN, Austen KF, Geha RS. “Eosinophil-derived Leukotriene C4 Signals via Type 2 Cysteinyl Leukotriene Receptor to Promote Skin Fibrosis in a Mouse Model of Atopic Dermatitis.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA). 2012. 109(13): 4992-7.