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Director, Children's Heart Research and Outcomes (HeRO) Center
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Medicine
Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at
Emory University and Georgia Tech
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Research Scholar
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Our laboratory focuses on various aspects of cardiac regeneration and preservation using molecular-based and biomaterials-based approaches to restoring function after cardiac injury.

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Medicine
Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at
Emory University and Georgia Tech
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Research Scholar
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Our laboratory is currently focused on improving cognitive outcomes in pediatric patients who are at a high-risk for brain injury caused by a variety of factors, including sickle cell disease, cardiac defects, cardiac arrest, and trauma.  Specifically, we develop new, non-invasive technology that uses light to study blood flow, oxygen content, and oxygen metabolism in the brain. The clinical translation of these technologies holds great potential to elucidate warning signs of brain damage, aid in therapeutic monitoring, and initiate early rehabilitative strategies.

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Medicine
Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at
Emory University and Georgia Tech
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The Heart Regeneration Lab focuses on using genes and chemicals to pace and regenerate the heart. 

Director, Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology
Associate Professor 
Otolaryngology
Department of Pediatrics 
Emory University
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Cleft and craniofacial disorders are my primary clinical and basic research interests. Even though the surgical repair of cleft lip and palate is highly effective, patients will continue to be faced with ongoing medical, dental, and surgical care. Surgical outcomes can be variable, and the patient's facial growth and development is primarily the result of their genetic composition. Therefore, much of my research focuses on the problems that can develop during the years that follow surgery.

Medical Director, Cardiac Clinical Research
Pediatric Cardiologist
Sibley Heart Center 
Professor 
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University
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Dr. Kochilas aims to study mortality patterns and causes of death in the large cohort of patients enrolled in the Pediatric Cardiac Care Consortium (PCCC), the longest standing registry of outcomes for pediatric cardiac interventions in the world and the only one including data from cardiac, trans-catheter and electrophysiologic procedures from 48 centers in 27 U.S. states.

Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University
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The Kwong Lab investigates the molecular regulatory mechanisms by which mitochondria function as signaling organelles in the heart.

Chief of Cardiac Services
Director, Sibley Heart Center Cardiology
Division Director, Pediatric Cardiology 
Professor of Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine
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Dr. William Mahle's research has focused on the application of emerging technologies to improve the outcome of children with heart failure.  He is currently serving as the Study Chair for NHLBI sponsored PumpKIN (Pumps in Kids, Infants and Neonates) trial. This trial is testing the safety and feasibility of the Jarvik 2015 ventricular assist device (VAD). Dr. Mahle is also study PI or site PI in a number of other trials including the Clinical trials in organ transplantation in children (CTOTC), which is assessing the impact of donor-specific antibodies on outcomes in children who have undergone heart transplantation.

Director, Animal Physiology Core
Instructor
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University
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Dr. Maxwell studies the effect of electrical stimulation on the function of cardiac progenitor cells and its utility as a strategy for inducing cardiac differentiation of these cells. Dr. Maxwell uses his experience with confocal calcium imaging not only in stem cells but also in adult myocytes to investigate the control of intracellular calcium and its role in the regulation of excitation-contraction and excitation-transcription coupling in primary atrial and ventricular myocytes.

Pediatric Cardiologist
Sibley Heart Center Cardiology
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Associate Professor
Children’s Heart Center
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine
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Dr. Oster directs outcomes research activities using big data in a variety of domains among individuals with congenital heart disease, including newborn screening using pulse oximetry, neurocognitive outcomes, and long-term outcomes / quality of life across the lifespan.

Assistant Professor 
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine

Assistant Professor
Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Tech & Emory University
Children’s Pediatric Research Scholar
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The Serpooshan Team uses a multidisciplinary approach to design and develop micro/nano-scale tissue engineering technologies with the ultimate goal of generating functional tissues and organs.

Assistant Professor
Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at
Emory University and Georgia Tech
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Biohybrid Systems Laboratory is interested in elucidating how biological systems coordinate the hierarchical structures and functions of their individual components, in order to produce emergent physical behaviors, and how disrupting this coordination potentiates disease. We seek to design, build, and test a hierarchy of biohybrid systems capable of reproducing the targeted behaviors.

Associate Professor
Director, Cardiomyocyte Stem Cell Laboratory 
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine
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Our research is focused on human cardiomyocytes derived from human pluripotent stem cells, which hold promise for cardiac cell therapy, disease modeling, drug discovery, and the study of developmental biology.