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The Simmons lab investigates how biomechanical forces on cells lead to regeneration, repair, and disease of cardiovascular tissues. Our dynamic team of engineers, biomedical scientists, and physicists tackle applied biomedical problems in the areas of heart valve mechanobiology and disease, stem cell-based tissue regeneration, and microfluidic physiological systems. We are affiliated with the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering and Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto, and are core members of the Translational Biology & Engineering Program in the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research.

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  • Fitzsimmons Ross E. B, Mazurek Matthew S, Soos Agnes, Simmons Craig A. Mesenchymal Stromal/Stem Cells in Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering. Stem Cells International. 2018 | Hindawi

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  • Fitzsimmons Ross EB, Aquilino Mark S., Quigley Jasmine, Chebotarev Oleg, Tarlan Farhang, Simmons Craig A. Generating vascular channels within hydrogel constructs using an economical open-source 3D bioprinter and thermoreversible gels. Bioprinting: 2018; 9:7-18 | ScienceDirect

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  • Liu Haijiao, MacQueen Luke A., Usprech Jenna F., Maleki Hoda, Sider Krista L., Doyle  Matthew G., Sun Yu, Simmons Craig A.  Microdevice arrays with strain sensors for 3D mechanical stimulation and monitoring of engineered tissues. Biomaterials. 2018;172:30-40 |ScienceDirect

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The Simmons lab investigates how biomechanical forces on cells lead to regeneration, repair, and disease of cardiovascular tissues. Our dynamic team of engineers, biomedical scientists, and physicists tackle applied biomedical problems in the areas of heart valve mechanobiology and disease, stem cell-based tissue regeneration, and microfluidic physiological systems. We are affiliated with the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering and Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto, and are core members of the Translational Biology & Engineering Program in the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research.

 

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Recent Publications

  • Fitzsimmons Ross E. B, Mazurek Matthew S, Soos Agnes, Simmons Craig A. Mesenchymal Stromal/Stem Cells in Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering. Stem Cells International. 2018 | Hindawi

    Continue reading →
  • Fitzsimmons Ross EB, Aquilino Mark S., Quigley Jasmine, Chebotarev Oleg, Tarlan Farhang, Simmons Craig A. Generating vascular channels within hydrogel constructs using an economical open-source 3D bioprinter and thermoreversible gels. Bioprinting: 2018; 9:7-18 | ScienceDirect

    Continue reading →
  • Liu Haijiao, MacQueen Luke A., Usprech Jenna F., Maleki Hoda, Sider Krista L., Doyle  Matthew G., Sun Yu, Simmons Craig A.  Microdevice arrays with strain sensors for 3D mechanical stimulation and monitoring of engineered tissues. Biomaterials. 2018;172:30-40 |ScienceDirect

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