Poster #29: Alexander Sperber – A Novel Approach to Differentiating Cardiac Fibroblasts from iPSCs

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Faculty mentor: Martin Tristani-Firouzi

As of 2017, 1 in 4 deaths are due to heart disease in the U.S. Cardiac fibroblasts are a type of support cell in the heart that can be involved with disease states leading to heart disease. This project aims to differentiate cardiac fibroblasts from stem cells more effectively and quickly compared to a well established protocol. Our new protocol successfully generated cardiac fibroblasts which were confirmed with flow cytometry using many well-established markers for cardiac fibroblasts.

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Questions or comments? Contact me at: u1075532@umail.utah.edu

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