Kevin Kit Parker, Ph.D.
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering
Kit Parker researches cardiac cell biology and tissue engineering, traumatic brain injury, and biological applications of micro- and nanotechnologies.
The Parker lab seeks to understand cellular mechanotransduction in the heart. Specifically, they explore how extracellular matrix and cytoskeletal architecture potentiate and modulate the activation of mechanochemical and mechanoelectrical signaling pathways and genetic programs in cardiac cells and tissues. In order to study these mechanisms at different spatial scales, they use cellular and tissue engineering techniques to build custom-designed cardiac myocytes and ventricular tissue constructs as experimental preparations.
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- March 2020 patents
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