PIs: William Wagner, PhD
Title: Cardiopulmonary Organ Engineering
Description: Researchers are currently working to develop tissue constructs that could be utilized to repair congenital heart defects and to recover function lost to myocardial infarction. The general approach involves optimizing the combination of precursor cells with synthetic scaffolds and culturing methods to achieve the functionality required for the given application. The research team working on this project includes cardiothoracic surgeons, bioengineers, polymer chemists, cell biologists and electrophysiologists.
Source: NIH-Bioengineering Research Partnership
Term: Year 5 continuation
Amount: $1.18 million