2015 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Biology
Supported by: Dean of Research
Mentor: Sean Wu, Medicine (Cardiovascular)

Yuan Zhang is studying the replacement of heart muscle cells (cardiomyocytes) lost due to heart injury and disease. With a model of human cardiomyocytes differentiated from stem cells, she is looking for small molecules to stimulate and enhance cardiomyocyte proliferation in vitro.

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

The Stimulatory Effect of Bioactive Lipids on Mesoderm Expansion and Cardiomyocyte Cell Cycle Reentry in an hiPSC Model

Yuan Zhang1,2, Arun Sharma1,2,  and Sean M. Wu1,2,3
[Institute for Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine1, Cardiovascular Institute2, and Department of Medicine (Division of Cardiovascular Medicine)3, Stanford University]