12 Mar

Neda Latifi

My research project mainly focuses on addressing the current challenges in the development of a tissue-like living engineered heart valve replacement for the stenotic pulmonary valve in pediatric patients with Tetralogy of Fallot. Together with another postdoctoral fellow, Nataly, and two PhD students, Shouka and Bahram, we are going to ultimately generate an engineered construct that better recapitulates the composition and organization of the extracellular matrix, and the mechanical properties of the native pulmonary heart valve tissue. In parallel, I am working on the generation of allogenic heart valve tissue for in vivo investigations using a pig model.