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Rachel Knight Hopper
Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics - Cardiology
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsCurrent research interests include:
PH related to prematurity and bronchopulmonary dysplasia
Right heart failure in children with pulmonary hypertension, imaging and biomarkers
Pulmonary hypertension in children with congenital heart disease and/or heart failure
Clinical trials in children with PH
Benjamin Davies Horne
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine
BioDr. Benjamin Horne is an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor who is based at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, UT, where he serves as the Director of Cardiovascular and Genetic Epidemiology. His doctoral training (PhD) in genetic epidemiology was completed at the University of Utah and he holds masters degrees in public health and in biostatistics. Dr. Horne is a fellow of the American Heart Association, a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, and a member of the American Society of Human Genetics. Dr. Horne’s research focuses on population health and precision medicine, including evaluating the genetic epidemiology of heart diseases, developing and implementing clinical decision tools for personalizing medical care, discovering the human health effects of intermittent fasting, and studying the influences of air pollution on major adverse health events.
Ngan F. Huang
Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Surgery Research) and, by courtesy, of Chemical Engineering
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Huang's laboratory aims to understand the chemical and mechanical interactions between extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins and pluripotent stem cells that regulate vascular and myogenic differentiation. The fundamental insights of cell-matrix interactions are applied towards stem cell-based therapies with respect to improving cell survival and regenerative capacity, as well as engineered vascularized tissues for therapeutic transplantation.