On March 19, 2021, the Bruneau lab celebrated its 20-year anniversary with a 1-day virtual symposium. The symposium featured career panels and talks from current and former lab members from across the world.
Benoit Bruneau’s lab is broadly interested in understanding how genes are turned on and off during human development, and how this process is controlled during the formation of the heart in the embryo. Specifically, his team is investigating how errors in this process cause congenital heart disease. They use mouse models and human induced pluripotent stem cells to unravel the transcription factor networks that regulate sets of genes critical for heart development.
Watch the presentations from the symposium.
Benoit Bruneau, PhD
Director, Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease
Heiko Leikert, PhD
Director, Helmholtz Munich
Paul Delgado-Olguín, PhD
Scientist, The Hospital for Sick Children
Pedro Miura, PhD
Assistant Professor, University of Nevada, Reno
Joshua Wythe, PhD
Associate Professor, Cardiovascular Research Institute, Baylor College of Medicine
Graduate Student, Gladstone Institutes
Swetansu Hota, PhD
Scientist, Gladstone Institutes
Xin Sun, PhD
Researcher, Oxford University
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