About the Lab
We in the Laboratory for Cardiac Regeneration in the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine are studying under an NIH grant whether cellular reprogramming can be applied to improve cardiac infarct remodeling and function.
We employ cutting-edge molecular strategies and pre-clinical animal models to execute these aims. Specifically, we are testing a variety of reprogramming strategies to enhance cell plasticity and thereby improve cardiac cell reprogramming and post-infarct myocardial function. Ultimately, we aim to apply these techniques to treat patients with cardiomyopathy and other forms of end stage heart disease.