Gap Junction Channels and Functional Integration of Cardiac Replacement Tissue Kathrin Banach, PhD
Cardiac Differentiation of Bone Marrow-Derived Stem Cells David Geenen, PhD
Stem Cell Therapy in Heart Failure Adhir Shroff, MD, FACC Mladen Vidovich, MD, FACC David Geenen, PhD
Center for Regenerative Medicine
At the University of Illinois at Chicago's Center for Regenerative Medicine in Cardiology, our mission is to explore the developmental and functional properties of cardiac muscle through the use of embryonic and adult stem cells. We will extend our basic science results to preclinical studies in animal models of cardiovascular disease with defined therapeutic outcomes. Our goal is to develop clinical trials that translate our preclinical research into safe and effective ways of treating cardiovascular disease in our patients.
Basic Research Tissue graft cardiac cell replacement Stem cell homing and engraftment Proliferation and differentiation of cardiac stem cells Intercellular communication between embryonic-derived cardiac cells
Clinical Research Autologous intracoronary transplantation of bone marrow-mobilized stem cells