Biography

Wataru Kimura, Ph.D., received his Ph.D. at Tokyo Metropolitan University in Tokyo, Japan. He completed his postdoctoral training at Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, also in Japan. Dr. Kimura brings to UTSW a strong background in developmental biology, genetics, and molecular biology. He currently specializes in regenerative medicine, stem cell biology of the heart.

Research Interest

  • Heart Regeneration
  • Stem Cell Biology

Publications

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The oxygen-rich postnatal environment induces cardiomyocyte cell-cycle arrest through DNA damage response.
Puente BN, Kimura W, Muralidhar SA, Moon J, Amatruda JF, Phelps KL, Grinsfelder D, Rothermel BA, Chen R, Garcia JA, Santos CX, Thet S, Mori E, Kinter MT, Rindler PM, Zacchigna S, Mukherjee S, Chen DJ, Mahmoud AI, Giacca M, Rabinovitch PS, Aroumougame A, Shah AM, Szweda LI, Sadek HA Cell 2014 Apr 157 3 565-79
Surgical models for cardiac regeneration in neonatal mice.
Mahmoud AI, Porrello ER, Kimura W, Olson EN, Sadek HA Nat Protoc 2014 Feb 9 2 305-11
Meis1 regulates postnatal cardiomyocyte cell cycle arrest.
Mahmoud AI, Kocabas F, Muralidhar SA, Kimura W, Koura AS, Thet S, Porrello ER, Sadek HA Nature 2013 May 497 7448 249-53
The cardiac hypoxic niche: emerging role of hypoxic microenvironment in cardiac progenitors.
Kimura W, Sadek HA Cardiovasc Diagn Ther 2012 Dec 2 4 278-89

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Heart Association (2012)