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BCVS- Mark Alan Sussman

Mark Sussman, PhD, FAHA, is a world thought leader in the field of repairing and restoring structure and function of tissues and organs for the treatment of aging and disease. Dr. Sussman’s research career over the past three decades has predominately focused on developing therapeutics for the treatment of human disease with his research supported by the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and the National Cancer Institute) as well as the American Heart Association and Fondation Leducq. Most notable, Dr. Sussman has developed conceptually novel patented approaches for enhancing regeneration through use of genetic modification (CardioEnhancers), chimeric cells (CardioChimeras), artificial stem cell niches (CardioClusters), and ploidy engineering (CardioEvolvers). Dr. Sussman received his Ph.D. from USC in 1989, followed by post-doctoral work on cardiac biology in the laboratory of Larry Kedes at USC. His multiple appointments at San Diego State University include Distinguished Professor of Biology with tenure, key investigator at the Heart Research Institute, and Director of the Integrated Regenerative Research Institute. He has authored over 175 peer-review articles and is a popular speaker at national and international venues with over 220 invited presentations throughout his career. He has received a number of national awards throughout his career including the MERIT from the National Institutes of Health as well as the Distinguished Scientist Award from the American Heart Association. Dr. Sussman is a standing member of editorial boards for several journals including Circulation Research (consulting editor), the Journal of Biological Chemistry, the American Journal of Physiology (Heart and Circulatory Physiology), Regenerative Medicine, and the Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology.

Medical Specialty:

Regenerative Medicine,Gene and Cell Therapy

Basic and Translational Science



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