Actively seeking postdocs and graduate students interested in:
Epigenetic regulation/mechanistic function of coronary artery TFs
Coronary artery regeneration
Evo/dev comparisons in coronary anatomy among different species
We use cardiovascular development as a model to study the signals that instruct cell fate and guide morphogenesis during organ formation in the mammalian embryo. Our current focus is to fate-map the different cellular sources that give rise to the coronary arteries of the heart and to identify the molecules that direct their migration and differentiation. Our long-term goal is to use this information to better understand and treat cardiovascular diseases.