Osvaldo Contreras

Stem Cell and Developmental Biology Division, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute

I’m a Postdoctoral Scientist working on cell-based strategies for improving our understanding of heart repair and regeneration under the supervision of Dr Richard Harvey at The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, Sydney, Australia.

I started my scientific journey as an undergraduate researcher in Dr Juan Larrain’s Lab studying the developmental role of the Wnt/PCP pathway in neural tube closure. Then, I completed my PhD studying tissue-resident fibro-adipogenic progenitors (FAPs) biology, plasticity, and their role in muscle and heart regeneration/repair in Dr Enrique Brandan’s Lab with the co-supervision of Dr Fabio Rossi at the University of British Columbia in 2019. I’ve been focused on comprehending muscular dystrophies and fibrosis. Last but not least, I’m also interested in myogenic fate determination and differentiation. 

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