Cardiovascular Disease and Regeneration Unit

Cardiovascular Disease and Regeneration Unit



Zebrafish are a valuable model to study cardiovascular development and disease due to their conserved genetics and resilience to cardiovascular defects, lethal in other model organisms. Moreover, this animal model has a unique capacity to regenerate multiple organs and tissues contributing to the understanding on how new tissue is formed after injury.

The main focus of the Unit is to develop new genetic models to study cardiovascular disease and regeneration. We take advantage of zebrafish amenability for live imaging with single-cell resolution to understand the cellular mechanisms and dynamics regulating tissue development and disease, allowing us to track in real time the tissue modifications associated with each disease.

This Unit integrates the expertise of biologists and clinicians to benefit form the great potential of zebrafish as a translational model organism.

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