Liu Haijao, Usprech Jenna F., Parameshwar Prabu K., Sun Yu, Simmons Craig A. Combinatorial screen of dynamic mechanical stimuli for predictive control of MSC mechano-responsiveness. Science Advances. 2021 | AAAS
This summer, Jenna will move to Vancouver to join University of British Columbia as Instructor in the School of Biomedical Engineering. A loss for us but a valuable gain for UBC. Congratulations Jenna!
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
Usprech Jenna, Romero David A, Amon Cristina H, Simmons Craig A. Combinatorial screening of 3D biomaterial properties that promote myofibrogenesis for mesenchymal stromal cell-based heart valve tissue engineering. Acta Biomaterialia. 2017;58:34-43. | PubMed
Usprech J, Chen WLK, Simmons CA. Heart valve regeneration: The need for systems approaches. WIRE Systems Biology and Medicine, 2016; 8:169-82. | PubMed
Liu Haijiao, Usprech Jenna, Sun Yu, Simmons Craig A. A microfabricated platform with hydrogel arrays for 3D mechanical stimulation of cells. Acta Biomaterialia, 2016; 34:113-24. | PubMed
Congratulations to Jenna who was selected by TERMIS SYIS-AM to receive a travel award for Women in TERM!
Jenna thoroughly impressed Cheryl Regehr, Vice President & Provost of the University of Toronto by leading her on a tour of the lab and describing her work in identifying environmental conditions that enable bone marrow MSCs to develop tissue that could act as a functional, regenerative replacement for diseased heart valves.
|Congratulations to Jenna, who was awarded an Ontario Graduate Scholarship for 2014-15!|
Congratulations to Jenna, who was awarded a prestigious two year NSERCPGS-D Scholarship!
Congratulations to Aleks and Jenna who were awarded scholarships from the NSERC CREATE Program in Microfluidic Applications and Training in Cardiovascular Health (MATCH).
Congratulations to Jenna, who was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II – Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology for 2011-12.