Students Engage in Preclinical Research at Visible Heart Laboratory

January 11, 2017

BioScience students observe and engage during hands-on lab session at the University of Minnesota.

The University of Minnesota’s Visible Heart Laboratory hosted 26 Shattuck-St. Mary’s BioScience Center of Excellence students on Thursday, January 5 during a hands-on preclinical research session.

During the Lab, students had the opportunity to observe as University of Minnesota scientists conducted preclinical research on cardiac medications. Students also explored the anatomy of a pig and held beating hearts as part of the research under the supervision of Dr. Paul Iaizzo, who has performed research and taught graduate and undergraduate courses since 1990.

The Visible Heart Laboratory is described as a premiere place to perform translational systems physiology research, ranging from cellular and tissue studies to organ and whole body investigations.

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