Dr Shaun R Opie

Job title
Medical Scientist, Department of Gene and Cell Research
Arizona Heart Institute

Dr Shaun Opie is a Medical Scientist in the Department of Gene and Cell Research and also directs the myoblast culturing facility at the Arizona Heart Institute. His research interests include novel cell culture methods for large-scale myoblast and bone marrow stem cell production as well as DNA microchip array analysis to identify genes associated with cardiovascular disease. He has authored several publications about catheter delivery of cell and gene therapies to cardiac tissue and peripheral vasculature, and recombinant viral vector design for targeted gene delivery. He earned his PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Florida.

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