Bay Area RSI


Bay Area RSI Team

Our team consists of students from University of California at Berkeley and Stanford University. Our goal is to repair damaged hearts. We are engineering embryonic stem-like cells to autonomously differentiate into cardiomyocytes, recognize and bind to damaged heart cells and then activate a defined program. Bound cells will express anti-apoptosis and anti-necrosis proteins to prevent cell death, express increased amounts of a cell-cell adhesion molecule to stimulate the formation of a sheet of cells and to cause some of the cells to penetrate into the inner layers of the heart. Cells will also express a growth factor to stimulate new blood vessel formation. Cells that fail to bind in a defined amount of time are programmed to self-destruct.

Repairing Infarcted Hearts


Autonomous Differentiation

Timed Stem Cell Self-Destruction

Stem Cell Targeting and Activation of Stem Cell Effectors

Cell Integration

Our Assembly Methods

Rapid Assembly of Complex Parts

About Our Team

Regenerative Sciences Institute and the Bay Area RSI Team

For more information, please visit our private wiki. Our private wiki is available at RSI Bay Area Team Wiki Sections of our wiki that contain copyrighted journal articles are not public. However, we are in the process of adding public pages that do not have copyright problems.