What’s the human coronary heart really fabricated from? Why can it change into diseased? With the correct instruments, may scientists truly develop wholesome ones? Karissa Sanbonmatsu will reply these questions and extra in Monday’s Science on Faucet digital speak. Photograph Courtesy LANL
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What’s the human coronary heart really fabricated from? Why can it change into diseased? With the correct instruments, may scientists truly develop wholesome ones?
Karissa Sanbonmatsu, a workforce chief in Los Alamos Nationwide Laboratory’s Theoretical Biology and Biophysics group, will reply these questions and extra within the Science on Faucet digital speak, “Secrets and techniques of the guts: imaging the darkish matter of the genome,” Monday, Oct. 19, 5:30–7 p.m. Register here.
The lecture sequence is a joint venture between the Lab’s Bradbury Science Museum and the Los Alamos Creative District.
In February 2020, the Sanbonmatsu Workforce created the primary 3-D picture of a coronary heart RNA construction utilizing the Laboratory’s supercomputers together with state-of-the-art biomolecular imaging. The molecule they studied known as “Braveheart,” and it triggers the transformation of stem cells into coronary heart cells. Understanding Braveheart extra absolutely may result in advances in regenerative medication and finally the final word objective of rising a wholesome human coronary heart.
Karissa is a principal investigator funded by the Nationwide Institute of Well being and the Nationwide Science Basis, the curator of the most recent Bradbury Science Museum exhibit “The Ribosome” and a fellow of the American Bodily Society. She described her work with epigenetics in a 2018 TED speak titled “The Biology of Gender, from DNA to the Mind,” which has greater than 2.4 million views.