Sarah Beckman 

Sarah Beckman

Faculty Mentor: Johnny Huard

Research: Ms. Beckman's work currently revolves around cell therapy for cardiovascular repair. Specifically, she works with a mouse model of muscular dystrophy and aims to improve function in the hearts of dystrophic mice using allogenic muscle derived stem cells (MDSCs). She also works on the role of angiogenesis in cardiac repair and pretreatment of myoblasts with antioxidants for cardiac repair    

Publications:  

  • Olden TL, Akhtar T, Beckman SA, Wallace KN. "Differentiation of the zebrafish enteric nervous system and intestinal smooth muscle". Genesis46(9)(484-494): , 2008 
  • Drowley L, Okada M, Beckman SA, Keller B, Tobita K, Huard J. "Antioxidant pretreatment improves cell therapy". Molecular Therapy2010( ): , 2010  
  • Beckman S, Huard, J. "Modulation of Muscle Derived Cell Survival with N-acetylcysteine and Diethyl Maleate: Implications for Muscle Cell Based Therapies". Experimental Biology2010( ): , 2010  
  • Beckman S, Huard, J. "Modulation of Muscle Derived Cell Survival with N-acetylcysteine and Diethyl Maleate: Implications for Muscle Cell Based Therapies". McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine2010( ): , 2010  
  • Beckman S, Huard, J. "Characterizing the Regenerative Potential of Wild-Type and Mdx Muscle Derived Stem Cells in a Mouse Model of Muscular Dystrophy". Biomedical Graduate Student Symposium2009( ): , 2009  
  • Beckman S, Huard, J. "Characterizing the Regenerative Potential of Wild-Type and Mdx Muscle Derived Stem Cells in a Mouse Model of Muscular Dystrophy". Biomedical Graduate Student Symposium2009( ): , 2009  
  • Beckman S, Huard J. "Characterizing and Comparing the Regenerative Potential of Wild-Type and Mdx Muscle Derived Stem Cells". Biomedical Graduate Student Symposium2008( ): , 2008