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Roberto Bolli, M.D. is chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and director of UofL’s Institute of Molecular Cardiology and a member of the Cardiovascular Innovation Institute. He is also Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Medicine.His research focuses on preventing the damage caused during heart attacks by studying ischemic preconditioning, the phenomenon in which heart muscle exposed to brief periods of stress becomes resistant to the tissue death that might be caused by a heart attack. He is investigating the use of adult cardiac stem cells to repair dead heart tissue, pioneering the use of stem cells taken from the patient for potential heart repair applications.
adult cardiac stem cells,heart diseases
Umesh C Sharma, Duc M Vu, Jia-Qiang He, Xian-Liang Tang, Gregg Rokosh and Roberto Bolli
Letter to Editor: J Stem Cell Res Ther 2012, 2:123