Dynamic Changes in the Chick Developing Heart in Response to Altered Hemodynamics


The goal of this project is to elucidate early embryonic cardiac adaptations (changes in the rates of extracellular-matrix protein deposition, cell proliferation and apoptosis) in response to altered blood flow conditions, and the progression of these adaptations at later stages of cardiac development. The project will focus on adaptations in the heart outflow tract of chick embryos at early embryonic stages, and the consequences of these adaptations in the formation of valves.

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James Carson, PhD (PI)

Research Associate
jcarson@tacc.utexas.edu | 512-475-7887