SCI Faculty member’s research improves process of growing heart muscle cells

SCI member Sunny Chan's research team has developed a process for deriving cardiomyocytes (heart muscle cells) from stem cells that is technically simpler and less expensive than existing methods.  The cardiomyocytes grown in this way display intrinsic contractile capacity and contraction in response to electric stimulation. The improved method can provide an accessible cell source for future applications.  Learn more.