Young Investigator With Sarver Heart Center And Goldman Lab Celebrates Graduation And Research Success

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Dr. Giuliana Repetti, a nationally accomplished young investigator in cardiovascular science, graduates with her medical degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson on May 14, 2020. While working in the lab of Dr. Steven Goldman, at the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, Dr. Repetti developed a patch, comprised of induced pluripotent stem-derived cardiomyocytes (iPS-CMs), that can be surgically implanted on the epicardial surface of the heart as a treatment for heart failure. At the end of her third year of medical school, with sponsorship from Dr. Jil C. Tardiff, Dr. Repetti was awarded the nationally prestigious Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Fellowship to work in the lab of Drs. Christine and Jon Seidman in the Genetics Department at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.