CB 399: Heart Muscle Regeneration Fall 2012

Intellectual Unit:

HEART MUSCLE REGENERATION
Nanocourse Director: Caroline Burns, Ph.D.; Ibrahim Domian, M.D., Ph.D.; Bernhard Kuhn, M.D.
Curriculum Fellow: Abha Ahuja 

 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, October 17, 2012 at 1-4 pm
Location: TMEC Building, Room 250
 
Second Session: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 1-4 pm
Location: TMEC Building, Room 333

SUGGESTED PRIOR READING:

Laflamme MA, Murry CE. Heart regeneration. Nature 2011;473:326-35

ASSIGNMENT (for registered students only):

Students enrolled in this nanocourse will each review and present one paper. Registered students can view papers by logging in. These presentations will be given to the group of registered students and course faculty on October 24th.

DROP DEADLINE: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 

 

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