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Vahid Serpooshan, PhD

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Biography

Vahid Serpooshan received his undergraduate degrees (BSc and MSc) in Materials Science and Engineering at Sharif University in Iran. He next moved to Montreal, Canada in 2007 and did a PhD in biomaterials engineering. His PhD thesis focused on design and optimization of scaffolding biomaterials for tissue engineering applications. Dr. Serpooshan then joined Stanford University School of Medicine as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Dr. Ruiz-Lozano lab in Pediatrics-Cardiology   His research has been mainly focused on developing a new generation of engineered cardiac patch device to repair damaged cardiac tissue following myocardial infarction (heart attack). In the Wu lab, Vahid worked on enabling technologies for human-machine hybrid cardiac tissue, using 3D printing to assemble complex arrays of interfaces between synthetic and biological materials.

Research

Dr. Serpooshan studies in vitro models of cardiac tissues using iPS modeling, 3D printing of functional cardiac tissue and patches, and exploratory work on mechanistic insights of cardiac repair.

Main Research Interests

  • Cardiovascular cellular and molecular biolog
  • Bioengineering approaches to heart development and repair
  • 3D (bio)Printing-based heart, bone, and liver tissue engineering
  • Design of smart nano-bio materials 

Education

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Stanford Cardiovascular Institute, School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics – Division of Cardiology
PhD, McGill University, Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering 
Masters, Sharif University of Technology, Materials Sci and Eng 
Bachelor, Sharif University of Technology, Materials Sci and Tech 

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