Jan Nolta Lab in the UC Davis Medical Center
Institute for Regenerative Cures - 2016
Our teams in the UC Davis Stem Cell Program collaborate with basic and clinical investigators in the departments of Surgery, Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, and Dermatology. We are working together to repair organs, tissues and skin that have been damaged by disease or traumatic injury.
Please see our "Stem Cell Dialogues" video for the update on tissue bioengineering:
Stem Cells and Organ Regeneration
Stem cell clinical trials for patients who have had a heart attack are curently ongoing, and are run by Dr. Jeffrey Southard. Please see our "Stem Cell Dialogues" video for the update on this trial: http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/stemcellresearch/
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(Cardiovascular repair video including Drs. Nolta, Southard and Boyd to be posted November 2010):
Dr. Boyd is recognized for his pioneering work in cardiothoracic surgery and for his use of robotic-assisted surgical systems. He specializes in minimally invasive cardiac and robotic-assisted heart surgery. He completed the world's first closed-chest, beating-heart coronary artery bypass surgery using a robotic system in 1999 and performed the first human extracellular matrix xenograft implant for cardiovascular repair several years later. Prior to his appointment as a professor of surgery at UC Davis Health System, Dr. Boyd served as chair of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in Florida. As the author of more than 50 peer-reviewed, journal articles, Dr. Boyd's research interests include cardiac tissue regeneration using extracellular matrix/stem cells, new techniques for minimally invasive coronary artery revascularization and valve surgery and telesurgery. He is a graduate of Carleton University and obtained his medical degree the University of Ottawa.
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Our teams work together on decellularizing tissues to become "Nature's trellis" for rebuilding organs.
A short introduction to our work at UC Davis can be found in the lecture linked below.
Our teams' work on Kidney and Liver bio- engineering can be found here: