Students attended the Redox Regulation of Cardiomyocyte Renewal Seminar presented by guest speaker Dr. Hesham Sadek who obtained his medical degree from Ain Sham University in Cairo, Egypt, and his PhD from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He completed clinical training in Internal Medicine and cardiology at the University Hospitals of Cleveland, and post doctoral-fellowship in cardiac regeneration at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He is a practicing cardiologist with board certification in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Echocardiography. Dr.Sadek’s research focuses on mammalian heart regeneration, and the link between metabolism and cell cycle regulation. He is currently an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, and Associate Director of Center for Regenerative Science and Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center, where he holds the J. Fred Schoellkopf, Jr. Chair in Cardiology. The Sadek laboratory is funded by grants from NIH, AHA, NASA, CPRIT and CRSM.