Lian E Wong

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Endothelial cells (EC) generated in vitro from stem cells are desirable for their potential in a variety of in vitro models and cell-based therapeutic approaches; however, EC can take on a number of functionally and phenotypically distinct specializations. Here, we show the generation of functionally distinct EC subpopulations, including (1) the(More)
Cardiomyocytes (CMs) differentiated from human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) are a promising and potentially unlimited cell source for myocardial repair and regeneration. Recently, multiple methodologies-primarily based on the optimization of growth factors-have been described for efficient cardiac differentiation of hESCs. However, the role of extracellular(More)
The vascularization of tissue grafts is critical for maintaining viability of the cells within a transplanted graft. A number of strategies are currently being investigated including very promising microfluidics systems. Here, we explored the potential for generating a vasculature-patterned endothelial cells that could be integrated into distinct layers(More)
Embryonic stem cells (ESC) and induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells are attractive in vitro models of vascular development, therapeutic angiogenesis, and tissue engineering. However, distinct ESC and iPS cell lines respond differentially to the same microenvironmental factors. Developing improved/optimized differentiation methodologies tailored/applicable(More)
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