BME - Distinguished Lecture Series: "Engineered Human Heart Slices: Progress and Challenges" by Leslie Tung, PhD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Monday, April 02, 2018
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
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GP 1002

Engineered Human Heart Slices: Progress and Challenges

Research in the Cardiac Bioelectric Systems Laboratory at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine is focused on the development of engineered human heart slices (hEHS). These tissues consist of cardiomyocytes that are derived from human pluripotent stem cells and are grown on thin slices of decellularized cardiac extracellular matrix. This talk will review the evolution of hEHS, their electrophysiological properties, and the challenges in making them suitable for regenerative medicine, pharmacological testing, and disease modeling.

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