THE DAVIS LAB
Our laboratory opened its doors in June 2006 at Emory University as part of the joint Biomedical Engineering program at Emory University School of Medicine and Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Davis is a professor in both the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Division of Cardiology at Emory University School of Medicine.
Jess passed her defense.
She is now officially Dr. Jessica R. Hoffman.
OUR RESEARCH FOCUS
Currently, the only major treatment for heart failure is transplantation. However, it is estimated that less than 30% of patients survive to receive their new hearts. The local cell death following myocardial infarction plays a major role in the progression of cardiac dysfunction. Our laboratory focuses on various aspects of cardiac regeneration and preservation using molecular-based and biomaterials-based approaches to restoring function after cardiac injury.
BEATING HEART MIMETICS
We are developing
cardiac patches and in vitro heart models that mimic muscle movement