George Christ, PhD visits Regenerative Medicine Today and shares his vision on regenerative medicine. Dr. Christ is a professor at Wake Forest University and the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine.
Dr. Christ’s research interests are in the area of functional genomics, that is, establishing a verifiable link between changes in gene expression and alterations in cell/organ/tissue function/dysfunction, and then using this information to improve the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of smooth muscle diseases/disorders. To this end, Dr. Christ has developed a multidisciplinary approach that utilizes various visceral and vascular smooth muscle tissues/organs to attempt to establish “cause and effect” relationships between molecular/genetic alterations and measurable changes in organ function, namely, contraction and relaxation of smooth muscle cells.
Details of Dr. Christ’s work are available here.
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Host John Murphy.
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