Research Supports – Completed

Predoctoral Research Fellowship 7/1/11-6/30/12

11PRE7490001 American Heart Association (Great Rivers Affiliate)

Project Title: The Role of Angiogenesis in Perivascular Stem Cell-mediated Cardiac Repair after Myocardial Infarction

The aims include investigation of the therapeutic efficacy of exogenous perivascular stem cells in post-infarction cardiac repair, their role in promotion of host tissue angiogenesis, and the importance of donor cell-secreted VEGF in perivascular stem cell-mediated angiogenesis and functional recovery post-infarction.