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.

Lab News...

March 25, 2021

Congratulations to our amazing trainees for reaching career milestones - Harvard graduate student Felicia Wranitz aced her preliminary qualifying exam and lab manager/research technician Katherine Copenhaver is off to complete her MD/PhD at LSU! 

January 09, 2020

Congratulations to Dr. Michka Sharpe for successfully defending her thesis and earning her PhD from Harvard Medical School! She is off to Flagship Pioneering in Cambridge, MA later this month. 

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