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
Mirani Bahram, Parvin Nejad Shouka, Simmons Craig A. Recent progress toward clinical translation of tissue engineered heart valves. Canadian Journal of Cardiology. 2021 | Elsevier
Last week, a delegation from Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) visited our department (TBEP, Translational Biology and Engineering Program). The visit served as a public announcement for the 2017 CIHR grants (awarded April last year), 10 of which went to UofT and 4 to TBEP, including the Simmons lab for Engineering Pulmonary Valve Tissue for Pediatric Patients with Tetralogy of Fallot and Development of a physiological cardiac microtissue platform for drug development.
Bailey, Shouka, and Craig described the lab’s research in heart valve disease and heart valve tissue engineering to Heart and Stroke Foundation canvassers and other volunteers at the Bowmanville Heart Rally.
A desicription of Shouka’s research into child friendly heart valves is featured at Ted Roger’s Center for Heart Research. The piece is written by Agnes.
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