Bio-X Affiliated Faculty

The Hiesinger Lab is home to a collaborative research environment comprised of teams of clinicians, engineers, and scientists that work to create translatable solutions to clinically relevant cardiovascular problems. Led by Dr. William Hiesinger, the lab uses protein therapeutics, heart computer modeling and simulations, molecular biology, 3-D printed blood vessels, and cardiovascular biodevices to tackle a variety of challenges including examining the cellular and molecular mechanisms that transform stable coronary-artery disease to unstable coronary syndromes and clinical inventions to aid or cure patients. Currently, the laboratory is working towards FDA approved patents and clinical trials for protein therapeutic drugs and cardiovascular biodevices.

Dr. Hiesinger's research interests include investigating the application of molecular and tissue engineering to the translation of angiogenic cytokine therapy for ischemic heart failure and bioengineered devices.