ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-180626-3
Can broken hearts be mended? Ken Poss, a pioneer on heart regeneration research
Mercader, N., Serras, F.
Date: 2018
Source: The International journal of developmental biology   62: 383-386 (Other)
Registered Authors: Mercader Huber, Nadia
Keywords: none
MeSH Terms:
  • Animals
  • Heart/physiology*
  • History, 20th Century
  • History, 21st Century
  • Regeneration/physiology*
  • United States
  • Zebrafish/physiology*
PubMed: 29938751 Full text @ Int. J. Dev. Biol.
In 2002, Ken Poss discovered that zebrafish, at that time an emerging vertebrate model organism in basic research, were able to regenerate their heart upon resection of the ventricular apex. This finding set in motion a new field of research on heart regeneration, which has recently expanded in other model organisms including mammals. We interviewed Ken Poss to find out more about his motivation and vision for the future of tissue regeneration research.