To develop useful in vitro model systems for identifying the correlation between genetic deficiencies and environmental stress for cardiomyopathy, Professor Kevin Healy and his lab teamed up with molecular biologists at the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases to combine cutting edge tissue engineering and genome editing techniques to create a “diseased heart micro-tissue” model to mimic both the genetic and physical components of cardiomyopathy.
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On-campus industry recruiting event ~ $2,000 and up
Summer research funding for one undergraduate ~ $5,000
Equipment for teaching laboratories ~$500 to $10,000 each
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