Recent News

Engineers Grow Functioning Human Muscle from Skin Cells

January 9, 2018

Press release for Lingjun Rao's publication in Nature Communications.

Stimulating Heart Muscle to Regrow After Injury

December 14, 2017

A movie  showing heart regeneration research at Duke featuring Dr. Bursac.

Beating Heart Patch is Large Enough to Repair the Human Heart

November 30, 2017

Press release for Ilia Shadrin's publication in Nature Communications.


September 25, 2017

Press release for Chris' and Dr. Bursac's contribution to publication in Developmental Cell

Young at heart: Restoring cardiac function with a matrix molecule

June 6, 2017

Press release for Ilia's and Dr. Bursac's contribution to publication in Nature

Jason Wang awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

March 31, 2015

Congrats, Jason!

Dr. Bursac on NBC video

March 20, 2015

NBC News posted a video on our lab's work with human skeletal muscle engineering. Enjoy!

Grow Your Own Custom Muscles

Bursac Lab featured on TV

May 27, 2014

UNC-TV, a local PBS affiliate, broadcasted a segment on Mark's research.

Self Healing Muscles | North Carolina Science Now | UNC-TV

Yanzhen Li awarded AHA Predoctoral Fellowship

May 27, 2014

Congrats, Yanzhen!

Hung Nguyen awarded AHA Predoctoral Fellowship

May 29, 2013

Congrats, Hung!