Dr. Yichen Ding received $730,204 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for his research on Integrating Imaging and Computation to Characterize Neural Crest Cells in the Myocardial Development and Regeneration. The project focuses on integrating genetic models with advanced imaging and computation to provide new mechanical and developmental insights into the contribution of neural crest cells to contractile function and ventricular repair under the regulation of Notch signaling pathway.