Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering,
Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering.
Joined in 2018.
Mechanical or bioprosthetic heart valve replacements, as the only treatment options for valvular heart disease, do not result in ideal outcomes due to the risk of blood coagulation or regradation, and particularly, are not suitable for young patients as they do not grow, remodel, and repair. Alternatively, tissue engineering of heart valve holds the promise of providing heart valves with regenerative capability. My research, primarily, focuses on the development of a tissue-engineered heart valve with mechanical, structural, and material properties similar to those of native heart valve tissue.Recent News
- Congrats to Joseph, Vrushali, Bahram, and Mingyi!
- Congratulations to Bahram on his winning poster!
- Congratulations to Bahram on receiving OGS!
- Bahram wins UofT BME magazine cover competition
- Bahram receives the Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement!
- Bahram receives CBS travel award
- Bahram recieves Barbara and Frank Milligan Graduate Fellowship
- Bahram awarded 3 year NSERC scholarship
- Bahram awarded 6T6 Industrial Engineering Fellowship
Parvin Nejad Shouka, Lecce Monica, Mirani Bahram, Siquiera Nataly M., Mirzaei Zahra, Santerre J Paul., Davies John E., Simmons Craig A. Serum- and xeno-free culture of human umbilical cord perivascular cells for pediatric heart valve tissue engineering. Stem Cell Research & Therapy. 2023 | BioMed Central
Sebastian Joseph A., Strohm Eric M., Chérin Emmanuel, Mirani Bahram, Démoré Christine, Kolios Michael C., Simmons Craig A. High-frequency quantitative ultrasound for the assessment of the acoustic properties of engineered tissues in vitro. Acta Biomaterialia. 2022 | Elsevier
Mirani Bahram, Parvin Nejad Shouka, Simmons Craig A. Recent progress toward clinical translation of tissue engineered heart valves. Canadian Journal of Cardiology. 2021 | Elsevier