2015 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Bioengineering
Supported by: Bio-X
Mentor: Sean Wu, Medicine (Cardiovascular)

Despite recent advances, heart disease kills more people than all other major diseases combined. New regenerative medicine techniques are being increasingly investigated as treatment options to restore cardiac function. Daniel Hu is working on developing a viable method for the 3D printing of functional bioartificial cardiac tissue. To accomplish this, there are two main aims. The first aim is to generate a biological scaffold through 3D printing. The second aim is to seed induced pluripotent stem cells (which will be differentiated into cardiac cells) into the 3D scaffold.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 26, 2015:

Bioengineering of Functional Cardiac Tissues

Daniel A. Hu1, Vahid Serpooshan1, Sean M. Wu1,2,3,4
[Cardiovascular Institute1, Department of Medicine (Division of Cardiovascular Medicine)2, Institute for Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine3, and Child Health Research Institute4, Stanford University]