Prof. Eldad Tzahor
Ischemic heart disease is the leading cause of death in the Western world. We combine novel approaches to study and manipulate various aspects of cardiac physiology including cardiac muscle cells dedifferentiation and renewal, immune modulation and formation of new blood vessels to promote cardiac regeneration following injury. Aspiring towards the development of translational therapies , we have recently began work on a clinically relevant pig model of acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), to mimic the human setting as close as possible.
Our unique approach is to combine cell biology and regenerative medicine aiming to develop novel therapies for mammalian heart regeneration. We are involved in several clinical trials with patients with heart disease.