Generation of second heart field and head muscle progenitors by modeling cardiopharyngeal mesoderm
Discovery Science Research Grant
Research Grant Recipient: Sunny Chan, PhD
Grant Period: 2017-2019
Award Value: $250,000
Site: University of Minnesota
Summary: Some common birth defects affect the muscles of both a child’s face and heart. Dr. Chan is working on a pluripotent stem cell model that produces these muscles to better understand what types of cells could some day help treat these patients.
Dr. Sunny Chan is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota. He is the recipient of the 2014 Dr. Marvin and Hadassah Bacaner Research Award in Cardiology.