News & Events


"Muscular Dystrophy is a degenerative disease that affects one in 3,500 boys and often proves fatal by early adulthood. But scientists at the University of Minnesota are developing a revolutionary treatment that regenerates muscles using stem cells—which could help patients suffering from any kind of muscular damage. On this week’s Access Minnesota, we’ll talk with the ‘U’s Dr. Rita Perlingeiro about her lab’s promising new research to combat this destructive disease."

Video report about Dr. Paul Iaizzo's research in the Visible Heart lab.

The University of Minnesota revealed another 280,000 square feet of state-of-the-art space on June 14 at a grand opening celebration for its Cancer and Cardiovascular Research Building. 

Rita Perlingeiro

LHI Scienctist Rita Perlingeiro, PhD, has been recognized by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases for her researcher into treating Duchennes Muscular Dystrophy by converting skin cells to healthy muscle cells.


Featured Events

LHI Lecture Series
Every Wednesday. noon to 1:00pm
September through May

Anually in July or August

Red Heart Soirée
Friday, September 7, 2018

National Heart Month
Anually in February

Event Calendar

The calendar below lists LHI events. The default view is all events, but you can use the links at the right to view only the LHI Lecture Series or only non-LHI lecture events.