March 19, 2021

Congratulations to former lab member Jan Buikema and post-doctoral fellow Soah Lee for publishing a detailed protocol of Wnt activation and cell contact inhibition-mediated hiPSC-CM expansion in the new Cell Press journal STAR Protocols.

March 1, 2021

Congratulations to Sharon Paige, an Instructor of Pediatric Cardiology at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital (LPCH) at Stanford, on her new position as the Associate Medical Director at Cytokinetics, Inc. We wish her great success in this new adventure. She will continue to see congenital heart disease patients in the cardiogenomics clinic at LPCH as a clinical adjunct faculty.

February 20, 2021

Congratulations to Julia Ryan for being accepted to George Washington School of Medicine where she will begin her medical career starting August, 2021.

February 4, 2021

Congratulations to former lab member Orlando Chirikian, Vahid Serpooshan, Elda Dzilic, Jan Buikema, Guang Li, and Aimee Beck and current lab members Will Goodyer, Soah Lee, Francisco Galdos, and Sharon Paige for their Scientific Reports paper describing the labeling of atrial and ventricular cardiomyocytes from in vitro differentiated hiPSCs using CRISPR/Cas9-based targeting of fluorescent reporter genes.

January 15, 2021

Congratulations to Drs. Sean Wu, Sharon Paige, Tahmina Samad for receiving the Additional Venture Research Fund for their study to identify metabolic biomarkers of heart failure in single ventricle patients. This 3 year award will allow them to recruit patients with single ventricle congenital heart disease from Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford and profile their metabolites in blood and urine for heart failure-specific metabolite.

January 12, 2021

Congratulations to Francisco Galdos, Sharon Paige, and former lab member Adrija Darsha on their protocol article in Methods in Molecular Biology describing the generation of fluorescent reporter lines to purify pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes.

January 6, 2021

Congratulations to lab members Han Zhu and Daniel Lee who along with colleagues in Stanford cardiology and internal medicine published a review article on the basic mechanism and clinical characteristics of immune checkpoint inhibitor cardiotoxicity in the journal Annual Reviews in Pharmacology and Toxicology.