December 24, 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Sean Wu for receiving the iAward from Sanofi USA, Inc. for studying the immune related adverse events in cancer patients treated with immune checkpoint inhibitor.

August 15, 2019

Congratulations to Han Zhu for receiving a 3 year NIH/NHLBI NRSA F32 Post-doctoral fellowship award to study the mechanism of myocarditis caused by treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors in cancer patients.

August 2, 2019

Congratulations to Will Goodyer and former lab members Benjamin Beyersdorf, Guang Li, Jan Buikema, Sneha Venkatraman for their paper on single cell transcriptomic profiling of the entire developing cardiac conduction system published in Circulation Research. This is the first report of transcriptomic profiling of cells in the cardiac conduction system at single cell resolution and identified many sinoatrial and atrial-ventricular node as well as Purkinje fiber-specific genes.

August 2, 2019

Congratulations to Francisco Galdos for his editorial article on first and second heart field progenitor cell identification at single cell resolution in Circulation Research.

July 27, 2019

Congratulations to Nazan Puluca and Soah Lee and former lab member Markus Crane for their review article on bioprinting approaches to engineering vascularized 3D cardiac tissue published in Current Cardiology Reports.

July 1, 2019

Congratulations to Francisco for receiving the NIH/NHLBI NRSA F30 for his PhD thesis project on identifying the transcriptional mechanism regulating first and second heart field cells using biocomputational approaches and single cell RNA sequencing data as well as using CRISPR/Cas9-mediated incorporation of fluorescent reporters to isolate these cells from in vitro differentiated hiPSCs.

July 1, 2019

Congratulations to Sharon Paige for receiving the NIH/NHLBI K08 Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award for her research project to understand the molecular mechanism of congenital heart defects in patients with hypoplastic right heart syndrome using in vitro differentiated patient-specific hiPSCs.

June 14, 2019

Congratulations to former lab members Guang Li, Adele Xu, and Jan Buikema, and current lab member Will Goodyer on their paper describing the anatomical and cell cycle-dependent transcriptional shift during mouse heart development published in the journal Development.

May 15, 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Sean Wu for receiving the multi-PI 5 year $10M RM1 team research funding from the NIH/NIGMS to address the effects of myosin heavy chain 7 mutations on muscle contractile function from molecules to cells to tissues. Dr. Wu’s role will be to examine the transcriptional changes in MYH7 mutant iPSC-CMs at different stages of development using single cell RNA sequencing technology.

April 1, 2019

Congratulations to James Hu for being accepted to UC Irvine School of medicine where he will begin his medical career starting August, 2019.

March 25, 2019

Congratulations to former lab member Jan Buikema for publishing a preview article in Developmental Cell on the role of Yap signaling in adult cardiomyocyte regeneration.

March 1, 2019

Congratulations to Guang Li who will start his own lab as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Development Biology at the University of Pittsburgh.

March 1, 2019

Congratulations to Adrija Darsha for being accepted to UCSD School of Medicine where she will begin her medical career starting August, 2019.

February 1, 2019

Congratulations to Will Goodyer for being awarded a research grant from the SPARK Translational Research Program at Stanford. This award will support the use of antibodies specific for the cardiac conduction system to image and label the conduction system in vivo for avoidance of iatrogenic injury during congenital and adult heart surgeries.