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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.