Coulter BME Seminar Series
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"Transcriptional Regulation of Cardiomyocyte Cell Cycle: From Mechanism to Therapeutics"
Hesham Sadek, M.D., Ph.D.
J. Fred Schoellkopf, Jr. Chair in Cardiology
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dr. Sadek is a physician-scientist and a Professor of Cardiology, Molecular Biology and Biophysics at UT Southwestern Medical Center, where he holds the J. Fred Schoellkopf, Chair in Cardiology. Dr. Sadek’s research focuses on mechanisms and therapies for heart failure, including heart regeneration and structural correction for genetic cardiomyopathies. Dr. Sadek’s lab was the first to discover the endogenous regenerative capacity of the mammalian heart, and to identify regulators of heart regeneration in both animal models and humans. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Gilead Sciences Research Scholar in Cardiovascular Disease, the Douglas P. Zipes Distinguished Scientist Award, the American Heart Association Established Investigator Award, and was elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation. Dr. Sadek is the Associate Editor of Circulation, the world’s leading cardiovascular disease journal. The Sadek Lab is funded by awards from the National Institute of Health, the American Heart Association, and the Leducq Transatlantic Network of Excellence among others.