Archived Seminar: Re-establishing Developmental Pathways for Heart Regeneration
Pioneers in Biomedical Research Seminar presented by the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
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.
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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Kristy Red-Horse, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Biology, and Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University
Robertson Stem Cell Investigator, New York Stem Cell Foundation