Artist and citizen scientist explores the intersection of arts & medicine with THI research pioneers

In 2018, our Director of Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Doris Taylor, participated in a presentation with artist Dario Robleto where they explored the scientific, cultural and poetic implications of Dr. Taylor’s groundbreaking creation of a “ghost heart” — a heart scrubbed clean of all cells so that it can be regenerated anew.

Over the past few years, Dario has spent significant time with many pioneering researchers at the Texas Heart Institute including William “Billy” Cohn, MD and O.H. “Bud” Frazier, M.D., who are working with Daniel Timms, Ph.D., to develop the BiVacor, a total artificial heart with no pulse.

Read the full article here: Citizen scientist and artist explores the cultural significance of the heartbeat (TMC Pulse | February 2019)