Events login

Main Events Calendar

Warning Icon This event is in the past.
April 16, 2019 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Category: Seminar
Location: Integrative Biosciences Center IBio Conference Center | Map
6135 Woodward Ave.
Detroit , MI 48202
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Staff

The Campus Community is invited to a research seminar  

Targeting Heart Diseases and Regeneration: Roles of Cardiomyocyte Dedifferentiation and Proliferation

hosted by

the Department of Pathology


The Office of the Vice President for Research

with guest speaker, Yiqiang "Ken" Zhang, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist, Medicine-Cardiology

University of Washington, Seattle, WA

April 16, 2019

12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

IBio Conference Center

The Wayne State University community is invited to attend a research  presentation with guest speaker, Yiqiang "Ken" Zhang, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Medicine-Cardiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

The presentation will be held on April 16, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. in the first floor seminar room of IBio, Located at 6135 Woodward. The seminar is free and open to the entire university community. 

Dr. Zhang will present, "Targeting Heart Diseases and Regeneration: Roles of Cardiomyocyte Dedifferentiation and Proliferation."

Dr. Zhang earned his B.S. degree in Biology/Zoology at Sun Yat-Sen University and a Ph.D. in in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Montreal. 


Recent compelling evidence demonstrated that mammalian cardiomyocytes are renewed in postnatal and adult hearts, but the underlying cellular and molecular mechanisms remain largely unknown. This seminar will cover an example of a multi-reporter transgenic mouse model for rigorous analysis of cell sources and molecular processes in endogenous cardiomyocyte regeneration. We will also discuss our attempts in targeting miRNA and epigenetic modifications to promote cardiomyocyte regeneration. Using lineage tracing and maturity reporting models and advanced single-cell imaging and transcriptomic/epigenetic analyses, we have begun to identify the roles and mechanisms of cardiomyocyte dedifferentiation and proliferation in heart disease and regeneration.

We hope you can join us for this interesting seminar!  

For more information about this event, please contact Julie O'Connor at 3135775600 or