Bahram Mirani

Ph.D. Candidate
Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering,
Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering.
Joined in 2018.

Research interests

  • Heart valve tissue engineering
  • Semilunar valve
  • 3D bioprinting

Contact Information
E-mail: mirani@mie.utoronto.ca
Office tel: 416-978-6432

 

Research Summary

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 Publications
  • Mirani Bahram, Parvin Nejad Shouka, Simmons Craig A. Recent progress toward clinical translation of tissue engineered heart valves. Canadian Journal of Cardiology. 2021 | Elsevier