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...

December 14, 2021

Congratulations to Warlen Pereira Piedade, PhD for receiving an American Heart Association postdoctoral fellowship award to study a new zebrafish congenital heart disease model. 

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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

receiving an

American Heart

Association

fellowship award

to study a new

zebrafish model of

hypoplastic left heart syndrome. 

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