Biohybrid fish made from human cardiac cells swims like the heart beats

February 14, 2022
Biohybrid fish on a hook
Biohybrid fish on a hook (Photo credit to Michael Rosnach, Keel Yong Lee, Sung-Jin Park, Kevin Kit Parker)
Harvard University researchers, including MCZ Faculty-Curator of Ichthyology George Lauder and graduate student David Matthews, in collaboration with colleagues from Emory University, have developed the first fully autonomous biohybrid fish from human stem-cell derived cardiac muscle cells. An autonomously swimming biohybrid fish designed with human cardiac biophysics is published in Science and featured by the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Science
See also: Ichthyology