Modeling Cardiac Diseases with iPSC Technology

Friday, June 1, 2018
10:00 am - 11:00 am, Gonda Center - First Floor Conference Room, 1357

Dr. Katriina Aalto-Setälä

See below for additional information.

Admission

Free and open to the public.

Contact

Human Genetics
(310) 267-2487
cmcdonald@mednet.ucla.edu

Website

https://www.genetics.ucla.edu/speakers/

Additional Information

Dr. Paivi Pajukanta is hosting Katriina Aalto-Setälä, MD, PhD Professor (Physiology), School of Medicine, University of Tampere, Finland

The main aim of Dr. Aalto-Setälä's research group is to differentiate functional cardiomyocytes from pluripotent stem cells and study different genetic heart diseases with the help of iPSC technology. Research focuses also on the development of iPSC lines and optimizing the differentiation methods and growth environment of cardiomyocytes.

The lab aims to ascertain the mechanisms, signaling pathways and genes underlying differentiation to be able to differentiate cardiomyocytes in culture. They conduct research with biomaterials suitable for the cultivation of cardiomycoytes and develops different ways to characterize the functionality of the cardiomyocytes, for example to study the drug responses.

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