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.
June 15, 2021
Congratulations to Felicia Wranitz for receiving a two year LaDue graduate student fellowship to study cardiovascular biology.
April 3, 2021
Congratulations to Mengmeng Huang, PhD for
to study a new
zebrafish model of
hypoplastic left heart syndrome.
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!