CB 399: Heart Muscle Regeneration Fall 2011

Intellectual Unit:

Heart Muscle Regeneration
Nanocourse Directors: Caroline Burns, Ph.D.; Ibrahim Domian, M.D., Ph.D.; Bernhard Kuhn, M.D.
Curriculum Fellow: Latishya J. Steele and Heather Doherty

Heart disease, one of the most important public health problems worldwide, is directly related to the inadequate regenerative activity in human hearts. This course will provide a broad overview of important advances that were made in the cardiac regeneration field by using different approaches and model organisms. We will begin by discussing the significance of heart disease and the challenges of developing regenerative therapies. We will present advances into understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms of myocardial regeneration using a regenerating model organism (zebrafish) as well as poorly regenerating model organisms (mouse, rat, humans). Finally, we will present an overview of translational and clinical research efforts using cell transplantation as an approach to boost the regenerative activity in mammalian hearts.

Schedule:

First Session: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 1-4 pm
Location: TMEC building, room 250

Second Session: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 1-4 pm
Location: TMEC building, room 333

 

Suggested reading prior to attending this course:
Laflamme MA, Murry CE. Heart regeneration. Nature 2011;473:326-35 

 

DROP DEADLINE: Wednesday, November 2, 2011

 

AUDITORS (Post-Docs, Faculty, or Staff) DO NOT NEED TO SIGN UP TO ATTEND THE 1st SESSION.  PLEASE DO NOT ENROLL.