Jen Davis

Jen Davis, PhD, Associate Professor Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Bioengineering
Dr. Davis, a cellular and molecular physiologist, uses genetic engineering to study the biology of cardiac wound healing and remodeling. Specifically, she investigates the role of scar tissue in repair processes and how it affects heart muscle function and prevents regeneration. Dr. Davis identified a key set of molecular signals that activate scar-forming myofibroblast cells, and she has successfully engineered them to either promote or block scarring, both at the cellular level and in genetically modified mice. Dr. Davis earned her Ph.D. in Molecular & Integrative Physiology at the University of Michigan, followed by postdoctoral training at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Heart Institute. In 2014, she won the Louis N. & Arnold M. Katz Basic Science Research Prize for Young Investigators from the American Heart Association.

Steering Committee

Alessandro Bertero, PhD
Acting Assistant Professor, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

Patrick Boyle, PhD, Peng, FHRS
Assistant Professor, Bioengineering

Cole DeForest, PhD
Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering

Farid Moussavi Harami, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine/Cardiology

Kelly Stevens, PhD
Assistant Professor, Bioengineering, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

Ying Zheng, PhD
Associate Professor, Bioengineering

Scientific Advisory Board

Chuck Murry

Ceci Giachelli
Mike Regnier (CTMR)

Robb MacLellan (HRP)

Neurology | Wellstone
Jeff Chamberlain

Anesthesiology |  MMC
Rong Tian

Mechanical Engineering
Nate Sniadecki (HRP)

Tom Daniels