Geoffrey de Couto, PhD, is researching the cardioprotective role of cardiosphere-derived cells following ischemia-reperfusion injury. Currently, his work is focused on gaining a better understanding of the endogenous cardiac and inflammatory responses governing repair.
Peter Kilfoil, PhD, is researching the electrophysiological remodeling that occurs during heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. Currently, his work focuses on elucidating changes in calcium handling and excitation-contraction coupling consequent to this disease, and understanding the contribution of these changes to cardiac dysfunction.
Russell Rogers, PhD, is researching the efficacy of cardiosphere-derived cells (CDCs) to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy. His work focuses on developing clinically relevant treatment paradigms to attenuate the pathology in both the heart and skeletal muscle. In addition, he investigates the mechanisms related to the potency of CDCs to identify candidates for next-generation therapeutics.