Professor Eric Olson from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas will deliver the third lecture in King’s International Lecture Series.
Heart disease is the primary cause of human morbidity and mortality. Professor Olson and his team seek to define the mechanisms that govern heart development, disease and regeneration. Recently, they have discovered that the hearts of neonatal mice can fully regenerate following injury, but this capacity is lost early in life. The team are currently exploring the molecular underpinnings of the neonatal regenerative response of the heart, with the long-term goal of discovering combinations of genes and drugs that promote cardiac repair and regeneration. In his lecture, ‘The Molecular Circuitry of Heart Development, Disease and Regeneration’, Professor Olson will discuss his research and progress in this field.
The lecture is free and open to all. It will begin at 5.15pm on Thursday 21 February in Lecture Theatre 1, New Hunt’s House, Guy’s Campus, King’s College London.