ACTSI Investigator Dr. Chunhui Xu in the News

Chunhui Xu, PhD, ACTSI investigator, associate professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Cardiology, and director, Cardiomyocyte Stem Cell Laboratory, Emory University School of Medicine

Lab Land | A CRISPR way to edit DNA
April 25, 2014

3rd Place Basic Science Poster Award Winner 2016 Molecules for Minions Southeastern Pediatric Research Innovation Conference
Valvular interstitial cells derived from iPSCs as a source for tissue engineered heart valves
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2nd Place Poster Award Winner 2014 Pediatric Healthcare Innovation: Advancing Technologies to Improve Child Health Conference
Enrichment of Cardiac Subtypes from Human Pluripotent Stem Cells Using Molecular Beacons

Recipient of the 2014 Pediatric Research Center Pilot for the Center for Pediatric Nanomedicine (CPN) for the project Genetic Correction of Long QT Syndrome in Children

2013 Emory+Children’s Pediatric Center Seed Grant Program awardee for Human induced pluripotent stem cells modeling muscular dystrophy-associated cardiomyopathy

Emory+Children’s Pediatric Center for Pediatric Nanomedicine Seed Grant Program awardee for Correction of a Novel Ryanodine Receptor Mutation Using TALENs

The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the nonprofit organization responsible for managing and promoting research aboard the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory awarded Xu funding focused on non-embryonic stem cell biology. CASIS continues to facilitate groundbreaking research through solicitations for proposals that are designed to expand the knowledge of the scientific community and advance research processes, technologies and treatments. The winning experiments were chosen from among numerous submissions in response to the CASIS request for proposals titled “The Impact of Microgravity on Fundamental Stem Cell Properties.” Xu’s research seeks to develop small-scale tissue engineering technology for studying the growth and differentiation of cardiac tissue in microgravity-toward cardiac disease modeling, drug discovery and toxicity testing, and ultimately cell replacement therapy.

Xu was honored by the MilliPub Club which honors faculty who have published papers garnering 1,000 or more citations. Read More

Cell Alignment Induced by Anisotropic Electrospun Fibrous Scaffolds Alone has Limited Effect on Cardiomyocyte Maturation
Stem Cell Research, May 2016

Efficient Differentiation of Cardiomyocytes from Human Pluripotent Stem Cells with Growth Factors
Methods in Molecular Biology, 2015

Molecular Beacon-based Detection and Isolation of Working-type Cardiomyocytes Derived from Human Pluripotent Stem Cells
Biomaterials, May 2015

Microscale Generation of Cardiospheres Promotes Robust Enrichment of Cardiomyocytes Derived from Human Pluripotent Stem Cells
Stem Cell Reports, August 2014

In vitro Organogenesis from Pluripotent Stem Cells
Organogenesis, April-June 2014

Marching towards regenerative cardiac therapy with human pluripotent stem cells
Discovery Medicine, June 2013