Translational Research in Cardaic Development & Disease
The goal of research in our lab is to understand mechanisms governing cardiomyocyte lineage commitment and pathogenesis of cardiomyopathies, which should form bases to develop potential therapeutic strategies for heat disease. We actively collaborate with scientists in the field with the long term goal of promoting the use of regenerative medicine to improve human health.
Kunhua Song, Ph.D.
Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine
Charles C. Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Biology
Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
12700 E. 19th Ave B-139
Aurora, CO 80045
Phone: (303) 724-8132
Fax: (303) 724-5450
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Terminally differentiated fibroblasts and pluripotent stem cells can transdifferentiate or differentiate into cardiomyocytes. We attempt to unravel cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the determination of cardiomyocyte cell fate. The goal is to design therapeutic strategies for heart regeneration.
We unravel molecular mechanisms governing heart development & disease. The goal is to search for potential cures by using induced pluripotent stem cells derived from heart disease patients and pre-clinical animal models.
Assistant Professor of Medicine,
Divison of Cardiology,
Charles C. Gates Center for
Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Biology,
B.S. Shandong University, Shandong, China
Ph.D. Fudan University, Shanghai, China
Interests: Stem cell-based disease modeling and regenerative medicine
B.A. - Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Ph.D. - University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Interests: Modeling human cardiomyopathies
B.S. - Wuhan University, Wuhan
Ph.D. - China Agricultural University, Beijing
Interests: Cardiomyogenesis and regenerative medicine
B.S. - University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ph.D. candidate in Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology Program
Interests: Epigenetic regulation of cardiomyogenesis, translational research and regenerative medicine
B.S. - Dalian University of Technology, Dalian
M.S. - China Agricultural University, Beijing
Interests: Molecular mechanisms and laboratory models of human heart disease.
University of Colorado-Boulder, class of 2018
Interests: Human stem cell biology, electrophysiology, biochemistry, molecular engineering for heart disease.
B.S. - Metropolitan State University of Denver
M.S. University of Colorado - Denver