Patient Stem Cells Point to Causes, Treatments of Congenital Heart Disease

Heart modeling team (one woman, three men) in a lab. (Sarver Heart Center)
Sarver Heart Center

A collaborative research team including UA COM-T assistant professor Dr. Jared Churko and professor Dr. Thomas Doetschman is searching for genetic themes among family members who share a high prevalence of bicuspid aortic valve disease. Their goal is to more precisely predict which therapies would effectively manage their conditions.