Stem Cell-Derived Cardiomyocytes to the Rescue!

Deborah K. Lieu, Ph.D.
Assistant Adjunct Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine
Institute for Regenerative Cures, UC Davis


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Wednesday, October 14th
6:00 - 7:00 pm
University Union, Ballroom Room 1

The Sacramento State STEM Regenerative Medicine Lecture Series welcomes Deborah Kuo Ti Lieu, Assistant Adjunct Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the UC Davis Institute for Regenerative Cures. Her talk titled “Stem Cell-Derived Cardiomyocytes to the Rescue!” will address her current research focused on treating heart disease using stem cell technology.

Heart disease is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. The successful derivation of cardiomyocytes from human pluripotent stem cells presents a new strategy termed “regenerative medicine” in treating heart disease patients. But are these derived cells ready for the task? What are the other possible applications for the human pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes? Dr. Lieu will address these issues, as well as the current progresses and challenges in this pioneering field.


Speaker Bio

Deborah Kuo Ti Lieu completed her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering in 2002 and B.S. in Physiology in 1996 from University of California, Davis, and CA. Currently she serves as Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, UC Davis. Deborah is well trained in three novel experimental approaches- engineering, translational, and basic cell physiology. She is well published and has received a number of honors including Shriners Hospital for Children Postdoctoral fellowship (2007-2008) and Academic Federation Innovative Development Award (2015-2017).

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