Deepak Srivastava, M.D., is the Younger Family Director, a senior investigator and director of the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease, and director of the Roddenberry Stem Cell Center at the Gladstone Institutes. He is also the Wilma and Adeline Pirag Distinguished Professor in pediatric developmental cardiology, and a professor in the Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at UCSF. In addition, he is an attending pediatric cardiologist at UCSF’s Benioff Children’s Hospital. Srivastava is a pioneer in stem cell research. His laboratory discovered the genetic basis for several human cardiac birth defects and revealed complex gene networks that regulate stem cells’ ability to become cardiac cells and subsequently fashion a functioning heart. Srivastava has leveraged this knowledge to reprogram non-muscle cells in the heart directly into cells that function like heart muscle cells, effectively regenerating heart muscle after damage. Srivastava completed his undergraduate degree at Rice University, his medical training at the University of Texas, and his residency in the Department of Pediatrics at UCSF. He also did a fellowship in pediatric cardiology at Harvard Medical School and a postdoctoral fellowship at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He was recently elected vice president of the International Society for Stem Cell Research.
Sessions as a Speaker
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