Stanford Cardiovascular Institute Seed Grants


2020 Seed Grant Award Recipients

Research Co-funded by the MCHRI

"Development of Optogenetic Thrombin for Light-directed Hemostasis During Unifocalization Surgery"


PI: Mark Skylar-Scott, PhD

Assistant Professor, Bioengineering

Collaborator: Doff McElhinney, MD

Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery (Pediatric Cardiac Surgery) and Pediatrics (Cardiology)

Co-PI: Michael Ma, MD

Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Collaborator: Steven Boxer, PhD

Camille Dreyfrus Professor of Chemistry

"The Heart of the Matter: Functional Impact of Prenatal Nicotine Exposure"


PI: Ronglih Liao, PhD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)

Collaborator: Sean Wu, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)

Research Funded by the Steven M. Gootter Foundation

"Human Bone Marrow Derived Bilayer Smooth Muscle -Endothelial Progenitor Cell sheets Augment Post-infarction Ventricular Function: Implication for Multi-lineage Cellular Tissue Engineering Clinical Translation"


PI: Yasuhiro Shudo, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Collaborator: Y. Joseph Woo, MD

Norman E. Shumway Professor and Chair, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

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