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Alessandro Bertero PhD

Acting Assistant Professor

Email: abertero@uw.edu | Phone: 206.616.7675

Our mission is dual: (1) to elucidate the gene regulatory mechanisms underpinning cardiac development and disease; and (2) to leverage this knowledge to develop gene, cell, and tissue engineering strategies for cardiac therapeutics. The current focus of genomic studies is the role of three-dimensional chromatin organization in dilated cardiomyopathy and congenital heart disease. Engineering efforts are now concentrated on the generation of genetically modified human pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes to improve to improve production scalability, safety, and efficacy for cardiac regenerative medicine applications.