zebrafish heart development & regeneration
Cardiovascular diseases represent the number one cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, affecting a broad spectrum of ages from babies that are born with congenital heart defects to adults that suffer acute myocardial infarctions and/or develop congestive heart failure over time. Our research program is motivated by the simple assumption that we can use the zebrafish as a model organism to understand how the cardiovascular system is established during development and how it efficiently regenerates following injury during adulthood.
February 6, 2022
Congratulations to Maryline Abrial and Sandeep Basu for
thoracic aortic root
aneurysm. Sandeep will also be featured in a "First Person" interview.
January 28, 2022
Congratulations to Michka Sharpe and Juanma González-Rosa for their new manuscript describing an essential function for Ruvbl2 (Reptin) in suppressing cardiomyocyte proliferation during zebrafish heart development and regeneration.
December 14, 2021
Piedade, PhD for
postdoctoral fellowship award to study a new zebrafish congenital heart disease model.
June 15, 2021
Congratulations to Felicia Wranitz for receiving a two year LaDue graduate student fellowship to study cardiomyocyte proliferation in the context of heart development and heart regeneration.
April 3, 2021
Congratulations to Mengmeng Huang, PhD for
to study a new
zebrafish model of
hypoplastic left heart syndrome.