Heart function is profoundly changed by spaceflight in space-flown animal models and human astronauts. Using human heart cells derived from stem cells, researchers investigated the cellular and physiological processes influenced by microgravity in human hearts.
Yazmin Rovira Gonzalez
By day, you can find Yaz in the lab, where she peers into the inner workings of muscle cells to make discoveries that may someday help treat metabolic disorders. On the weekends, she's out exploring and photographing the mountain trails with her trusty sidekick, Bailey the hiking wiener dog.
On Sept. 23, 2019, Sam Hopkins, Commercialization Academy manager, and Jessica Miciak, Ph.D. candidate in cellular and molecular medicine at The Johns Hopkins University, provided an overview of the Commercialization Academy — a learning opportunity for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows interested in the commercial assessment and marketing of Johns Hopkins technologies.
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