AN RNA-BASED STRATEGY FOR HEART REGENERATION

Grant number: 1108127 | Funding period: 2017 - 2019

Completed

Abstract

The adult heart has an extremely limited capacity for regeneration. In contrast, I recently discovered that the newborn heart can completely regenerate following a heart attack. How and why the heart loses this regenerative capacity after birth is not known. This Fellowship aims to unravel the genetic circuits that govern cardiac regenerative capacity. The proposed research program will develop novel therapies for heart regeneration through molecular targeting of regulatory RNA molecules.

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