Associate Professor James Chong

 - Chief Investigator

Research focus: Novel methods to achieve heart regeneration

Dr James Chong is a Cardiologist at Westmead Hospital and Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney. His clinical interests focus on coronary intervention whilst his research focuses on the potential use of stem cells to regenerate damaged myocardium. His doctoral training was performed on a previously unidentified population of cardiac stem cells in the adult murine heart. This training at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute focused on using genetic-mouse models to dissect the lineage origins of this stem cell population. Post-doctoral training at the University of Washington (Seattle, USA) investigated the ability of cardiomyocytes derived from embryonic/induced-pluripotent stem cells to repair the infarcted heart.