Biomaterials and Regeneration Program

Focus

The Biomaterials and Regeneration Program explores how cells—in particular, stem cells and progenitor cells—are involved in the cardiac regeneration process and how this process can be manipulated and augmented. We are developing strategies to grow new cardiac muscle, to vascularize ischemic tissue, to design blood vessel substitutes, as well as studying the importance of different cell types in these strategies. Researchers are also interested in how the state of a patient’s disease may affect the function of the repair cells and what methods might be useful to reverse this loss of function. This research is being recognized at the national and international level.