Ian Begeman

Credentials: Myocardial infarctions (MI) are a leading cause of death worldwide. Also called heart attacks, MI cause the permanent loss of hundreds of millions of heart muscle cells, which the adult mammalian heart cannot regenerate. Unlike mammals, adult zebrafish possess a remarkable ability to regenerate damaged heart tissue. However, regulatory mechanisms controlling heart regeneration remain poorly understood. In the Kang Lab, I use zebrafish as a model organism to characterize cardiac regeneration enhancers with the goal of understanding the underlying regulatory mechanisms that control heart regeneration.

Email: begeman@wisc.edu

Address:
Wi Institute Medical Research
1111 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705

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Class of 2018
Kang Lab