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Luke Batty, BS, MS

Investigating the Barriers to Reprogramming in Pig Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells: Cardiovascular tissue engineering is a rapidly advancing field that is producing new stem cell-based therapeutics for heart disease, but is being held back by the lack of a robust cardiovascular model that recapitulates the human system for safety and efficacy tests. We are attempting to provide this model in the pig by producing truly pluripotent pig induced pluripotent stem cells to be used as a platform to test allogeneic stem cell-based transplantation.

Mentor: Yibing Qyang