Ayman Grada, MD, MS

Postdoctoral Fellow in Cutaneous Wound Healing

Boston University School of Medicine, Dept of Dermatology

609 Albany St. J600-A, Boston, MA 02118
Tel: 617-638-5500
Fax: 617-638-5515


2014 – Present Postdoctoral Wound Fellow Boston University School of Medicine, MA, USA
2012-2015 Dermatology Trainee Boston University School of Medicine, MA, USA
2010-2012 Research Associate Laboratory for Tissue Regeneration, Department of Chemical Engineering, Oklahoma State University, OK, USA
2010-2012 MS in Healthcare Administration Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, USA
2004-2005 Medical Internship University of Tripoli, Libya
1997-2004 MD University of Tripoli, Libya

Clinical Specialties and Research Interests

The Wound Healing Translational Research Laboratory

  • Medical Dermatology
  • Chronic Wounds and Lymphedema
  • Stem Cell Therapies
  • Collective Cell Migration
  • Transdermal Drug Delivery
  • Heuristics in Clinical Decision-making


  • Clinical Dermatology
    • Pigmentation Disorders
    • Wound Healing
    • Bounded Rationality in Clinical Decision-making
  • Systems Biology of Wound Healing
    • Understanding the pathobiological mechanisms of wound repair and regeneration enables us to design better therapeutic models. Wound healing is a complex dynamical process that involves an interplay of several internal and external agents, with high degree of interdependence. I am particularly interested in applying network-based approach to study the biochemical interactions that influence wound healing.  Moreover, recent advances in network science, machine learning, and computational modeling can be utilized to model and simulate collective cell migration, identify patterns in cellular behavior, and perhaps predict responses to perturbations.  Such in-silico models can complement traditional experimental research and help in narrowing research questions.

Selected Publications

  1. Grada A, Otero-Vinas M, Prieto-Castrillo F, Obagi Z, Falanga V. Research Techniques Made Simple: Analysis of Collective Cell Migration Using the Wound Healing Assay. Journal of Investigative Dermatology. 2017 Feb 28;137(2):e11-6.
  2. Grada A, and Phillips TJ. Lymphedema: A Review of Literature Part-1. Pathophysiology and Clinical Manifestations. J Am Acad Dermatol. In press.
  3. Grada A, and Phillips TJ. Lymphedema: A Review of Literature Part- 2. Diagnosis and Management. J Am Acad Dermatol. In press.
  4. Grada A, Falanga V. Cryofibrinogenemia-Induced Cutaneous Ulcers: A Review and Diagnostic Criteria. American Journal of Clinical Dermatology. 2016 Oct 12:1-8.
  5. Grada A, Falanga V. Novel Stem Cell Therapies for Applications to Wound Healing and Tissue Repair. Surgical technology international. 2016 Oct 6;29.
  6. Grada A, Weinbrecht K. Next-generation sequencing: methodology and application. Journal of Investigative Dermatology. 2013 Aug 31;133(8):1-4.
  7. Grada A, Falanga V. Comparative analysis of animal models of wound healing. J Invest Dermatol. June 2017