2018 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: undeclared
Mentor: Anson Lee, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Angeline’s project focuses on developing an in-vitro stretch assay which can evaluate the mechanical stretching that induces atrial fibrillation, or heart arrhythmia, in certain stem cells. Developing such an assay will make it possible to determine the molecular bases of atrial fibrillation, which is associated with increased heart failure, stroke, and hemodynamic abnormalities after cardiac surgery.