Ann C. Foley, Ph.D.

Ann C. Foley PhD Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Columbia University

Research Interests
Tissue Engineering
Regenerative Medicine
Cardiac Development

Phone 843-876-2393

Cardiac Regenerative Medicine Laboratory

Cardiovascular Differentiation

  • Lineage specific differentiation of cardiomyocytes
  • Large scale amplification of cardiac lineages
  • Biofabrication of sinoatrial node tissue


  • Epigenetic Identification of developmental enhancers
  • Design of enhancer reporters
  • Production of enhancer reporter ES cell lines

Mesoderm/Substrate interactions required for Cardiomyogenesis

  • Lineage specific differentiation of endoderm
  • EXtraembryonic-ENdoderm (XEN) stem cells as a model for cardiac induction
  • Bioartificial "niches" for cardiac induction