Dr. Rebecca Levit is an Assistant Professor of Cardiology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and adjunct faculty in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She completed her undergraduate training at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA and medical school at The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. After medical school, Dr. Levit completed seven years of residency and fellowship training in cardiovascular disease at Emory University. She runs an active research lab (medicine.emory.edu/levit-lab) funded by the American Heart Association. Her research focuses on translational stem cell therapies for heart disease. She also is the inventor of a medical device to deliver hydrogels to the heart. This pre-clinical stage project is leveraging non-dilutive funding from Atlanta area non-profits (Georgia Research Alliance, and Coulter Foundation) to move towards translation. She has expertise in clinical cardiology, application of basic science research towards clinical applications, medical device start-ups, and pre-clinical animal models.