Paige Ostwald Graduate Assistant


  • B.S. Biological Sciences at Colorado State University



The embryonic heart is composed of two cell layers, the endocardial cell layer surrounded by the myocardial cell layer. Between these layers is an extracellular matrix (ECM) called the cardiac jelly. It is hypothesized that the cells need this ECM to communicate and form the valve. Our lab is focusing on the potential changes of heart valve development when the cardiac jelly is compromised.


  • LIFE 102 labs
  • BZ 311 labs
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