Blaser MC, Wei K, Adams RLE, Zhou YQ, Caruso LL, Mirzaei Z, Lam AY, Tam RKK, Zhang H, Heximer SP, Henkelman RM, Simmons CA. Deficiency of Natriuretic Peptide Receptor 2 Promotes Bicuspid Aortic Valves, Aortic Valve Disease, Left Ventricular Dysfunction, and Ascending Aortic Dilatations in Mice. Circulation Research. 2018; 2(122): 405-416 | PubMed
Blaser MC, Simmons CA. Mechanical and matrix regulation of fibrosis. In: Dixon IAC and Wigle J (eds.), Mechanisms of Cardiac Fibrosis and Heart Failure. Springer, 2015. | Book Chapter
Blaser M, Simmons CA. Mechanobiology of cardiac and valvular fibrosis. In: Layton B (ed.), Molecular and Cellular Biomechanics. Pan Stanford Publishing, 2015. | Book Chapter
Parvin Nejad S, Blaser MC, Santerre JPS, Caldarone CA, Simmons CA. Biomechanical conditioning of tissue engineered heart valves: Too much of a good thing? Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews, 2016;96:161-75. | PubMed
Congratulations to Mark who won the NAVBO Trainee Travel Award to Vascular Biology Gordon Research Conferences (two awarded biennially across North America by
the conference chairs)!
Congratulations to Mark who won Best Podium Presentation Award, IBBME Scientific Day 2015!
|Mark Blaser has been selected as the 2013-2014 “Lorne Phenix Graduate Award” recipient by the Cardiovascular Sciences Collaborative Program, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. This award is made possible by a generous donation in the memory of Mr. Lorne Phenix by the Phenix family. It is given on the basis of research and academic excellence and consists of a cash prize and a certificate.|
Congratulations to Mark, who received an Honourable Mention for his poster at the CIHR National Research Poster Competition at the CIHR Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF), a conference for the top 5% of doctoral students in Canada.
Congratulations to Mark and Kelly, who were recognized for their research at the 18th annual Canadian Connective Tissue Conference in Toronto. Mark received 3rd place in the poster presentation competition, and Kelly received an honourable mention in the graduate student oral presentation competition.
Congratulations to Mark, who won 2nd place in the Young Investigator competition at the 2012 Heart Valve Biology and Tissue Engineering Meeting in Greece.
Congratulations to Mark, who received a travel award from CIHR to attend the Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (ICRH) Young Investigators Forum in Montreal from June 4-6, 2012.
Congratulations to Mark, who was selected to attend the CIHR Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF) in Winnipeg, MB from June 12-14, 2012. The CSHRF provides a venue for health research trainees from across Canada to present their work, network and be recognized for the excellence of their contributions. More details are available here:http://www.umanitoba.ca/faculties/medicine/research_days/index.html. Mark was selected as one of the top 5% of doctoral students at the University of Toronto.
Krista’s and Mark’s review article published in the International Journal of Inflammation. This open access article is part of a special issue on cardiovascular inflammation. In the article, animal models of calcific aortic valve disease are critically reviewed.
Congratulations to Mark, who was awarded a CIHR Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS)-Doctoral Award! Mark’s application was ranked 3rd of 941 applications in the competition.
Congratulations to Mark for completing his qualifying exam!
Congratulations to Mark and Kelly, who were awarded Ontario Graduate Scholarships!
Congratulations to Mark for being awarded a Barbara and Frank Milligan Graduate Fellowship for 2009-2010!