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.
May 20, 2020
Burns Lab meeting in the new normal.
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.
September 12, 2019
Congratulations to Alex Akerberg and our collaborative team on acceptance of our
describing a deep
network for assessing
chamber volumes in
embryonic zebrafish hearts. (Disease Models and Mechanisms) https://dmm.biologists.org/content/dmm/12/10/dmm040188.full.pdf). Including
cover photo and
First Person interview: