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The Suggs Lab aims to develop clinically relevant and robust strategies for enhancing the growth of cardiac and vascular tissue in vivo to restore function after injuries such as myocardial infarction, ischemia, and deep burns. Toward this goal we study the in vitro response of stem cells to pro-angiogenic gel materials we have developed, explore new strategies to encourage stem cell differentiation to cardiomyocytes, and assess the vessel forming ability of stem cells implanted within gel scaffolds in mouse injury models. We are also interested in creating novel self-assembling gel matrix materials for promoting angiogenesis that are injectable, biocompatible, and readily degradable into natural components that are easily metabolized by the body.




Chelsea Kraynak and Alex Noblett join the lab.

Kevin Eckes finishes his tenure in the lab and takes a job in Belgium. Never change Kevin.


Viktoriya Rybalko joins the lab. Welcome!


Congratulations to Kevin Eckes on his successful defense 

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