Lei Bu, PhD. New Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine Faculty Hire

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 8:24am


Cardiovascular regenerative medicine faculty hire

The Leon H. Charney Division of Cardiology and the Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Center for Stem Cell Biology are pleased to announce the hire of an assistant professor in a new program in Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine. 

Lei Bu, PhD has joined as an assistant professor in the departments of medicine (cardiology division) and cell biology and is also a member of the Helen L. and Martiin S. Kimmel  Center for Stem Cell Biology.  Over the past three years, Dr. Bu has been a postdoctoral fellow and instructor in Dr. Ken Chien’s laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.  His research has focused on isolation and characterization of human embryonic stem cell lines.  In his work published in Nature, Dr Bu has been able to show that human primordial ISL1 heart progenitors can ultimately differentiate into multipotent cardiovascular cell lineages; cardiomyocytes, smooth muscle, and endothelial lineages,.  Dr. Bu is an expert in manipulating mouse and human ES cells.

As a faculty member at NYU School of Medicine, Dr. Bu will start his own research program in cardiology and will also be working on establishing a human IPS/targeting facility as a joint venture between the divisions of cardiology and the Kimmel Center for Stem Cell Biology. 

To view a list of Dr. Bu’s publications, click here

Please help us in welcoming Dr. Lei Bu.