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Archived Seminar: Re-establishing Developmental Pathways for Heart Regeneration

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Seminar presented by the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC

Archived Seminar: Re-establishing Developmental Pathways for Heart Regeneration

Date: Feb. 26, 2021
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

About this Seminar

Developing organisms create tissues de novo, and the underlying instructions could inform organ regeneration. With this mindset, Kristy Red-Horse and her lab study coronary arteries—which bring blood flow to heart muscle—in hopes of eventually treating coronary artery disease, the number one killer worldwide. The lab has discovered how mouse coronary arteries are built, and reinstated developmental pathways in adults to aid recovery following cardiac injury.

Additional Details 

This is a free event hosted by the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute and co-sponsored by the institute's Center for Heart and Reparative Medicine Research. The Pioneers in Biomedical Research Seminar Series, which runs annually from September to May, has featured leading biomedical researchers from throughout the country since the program began in 2012. Presented virtually via Zoom primarily for research and clinical audiences, the lectures are also open to all members of the Virginia Tech community including graduate students, undergraduates, faculty, and staff, as well as the public.

 

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