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Brandon J. Tefft PhD

Brandon J. Tefft PhD

Assistant Professor

Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Biomedical Engineering
Program: Biomedical Engineering Program

Member of the Cardiovascular Center

I am willing to collaborate on research projects.


  • Cardiac Valve Bioreactor for Physiological Conditioning and Hydrodynamic Performance Assessment. (Tefft BJ, Choe JA, Young MD, Hennessy RS, Morse DW, Bouchard JA, Hedberg HJ, Consiglio JF, Dragomir-Daescu D, Simari RD, Lerman A) Cardiovasc Eng Technol 2018 Oct 11 PMID: 30311149 10/13/2018    
  • Biomaterial characterization of off-the-shelf decellularized porcine pericardial tissue for use in prosthetic valvular applications. (Choe JA, Jana S, Tefft BJ, Hennessy RS, Go J, Morse D, Lerman A, Young MD) J Tissue Eng Regen Med 2018 Jul;12(7):1608-1620 PMID: 29749108 PMCID: PMC6055610 05/12/2018    
  • Nanoparticle-Mediated Cell Capture Enables Rapid Endothelialization of a Novel Bare Metal Stent. (Tefft BJ, Uthamaraj S, Harbuzariu A, Harburn JJ, Witt TA, Newman B, Psaltis PJ, Hlinomaz O, Holmes DR Jr, Gulati R, Simari RD, Dragomir-Daescu D, Sandhu GS) Tissue Eng Part A 2018 07;24(13-14):1157-1166 PMID: 29431053 PMCID: PMC6033300 02/13/2018    
  • Recellularization of a novel off-the-shelf valve following xenogenic implantation into the right ventricular outflow tract. (Hennessy RS, Go JL, Hennessy RR, Tefft BJ, Jana S, Stoyles NJ, Al-Hijji MA, Thaden JJ, Pislaru SV, Simari RD, Stulak JM, Young MD, Lerman A) PLoS One 2017;12(8):e0181614 PMID: 28763463 PMCID: PMC5538661 08/02/2017       2 Citations
  • Xenoantigenicity of porcine decellularized valves. (Helder MRK, Stoyles NJ, Tefft BJ, Hennessy RS, Hennessy RRC, Dyer R, Witt T, Simari RD, Lerman A) J Cardiothorac Surg 2017 Jul 17;12(1):56 PMID: 28716099 PMCID: PMC5514525 07/19/2017       3 Citations
  • Supercritical carbon dioxide-based sterilization of decellularized heart valves. (Hennessy RS, Jana S, Tefft BJ, Helder MR, Young MD, Hennessy RR, Stoyles NJ, Lerman A) JACC Basic Transl Sci 2017 Feb;2(1):71-84 PMID: 28337488 PMCID: PMC5358672 03/25/2017    
  • Magnetizable stent-grafts enable endothelial cell capture. (Tefft BJ, Uthamaraj S, Harburn JJ, Hlinomaz O, Lerman A, Dragomir-Daescu D, Sandhu GS) J Magn Magn Mater 2017 Apr 01;427:100-104 PMID: 28286359 PMCID: PMC5341609 03/14/2017    
  • Fabrication of Small Caliber Stent-grafts Using Electrospinning and Balloon Expandable Bare Metal Stents. (Uthamaraj S, Tefft BJ, Jana S, Hlinomaz O, Kalra M, Lerman A, Dragomir-Daescu D, Sandhu GS) J Vis Exp 2016 10 26(116) PMID: 27805589 PMCID: PMC5092244 11/03/2016       1 Citations
  • Cell Labeling and Targeting with Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles. (Tefft BJ, Uthamaraj S, Harburn JJ, Klabusay M, Dragomir-Daescu D, Sandhu GS) J Vis Exp 2015 Oct 19(105):e53099 PMID: 26554870 PMCID: PMC4692653 11/12/2015       5 Citations
  • Corrigendum to "Scaffolds for tissue engineering of cardiac valves" [Acta Biomater. 10 (2014) 2877-2893]. (Jana S, Tefft BJ, Spoon DB, Simari RD) Acta Biomater 2015 Nov;27:305 PMID: 29080773 11/01/2015    
  • Low-Dose Gamma Irradiation of Decellularized Heart Valves Results in Tissue Injury In Vitro and In Vivo. (Helder MR, Hennessy RS, Spoon DB, Tefft BJ, Witt TA, Marler RJ, Pislaru SV, Simari RD, Stulak JM, Lerman A) Ann Thorac Surg 2016 Feb;101(2):667-74 PMID: 26453425 PMCID: PMC5341747 10/11/2015       7 Citations
  • Ferromagnetic Bare Metal Stent for Endothelial Cell Capture and Retention. (Uthamaraj S, Tefft BJ, Hlinomaz O, Sandhu GS, Dragomir-Daescu D) J Vis Exp 2015 Sep 18(103) PMID: 26436434 PMCID: PMC4692619 10/06/2015       6 Citations
  • Enhancement of endothelial cell retention on vascular constructs by siRNA-mediated SHP-1 or SHP-2 gene silencing (Tefft BJ, Kopacz AM, Liu WK, Liu SQ) Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering 8(3):507-516 09/01/2015    
  • Design and validation of a novel ferromagnetic bare metal stent capable of capturing and retaining endothelial cells. (Uthamaraj S, Tefft BJ, Klabusay M, Hlinomaz O, Sandhu GS, Dragomir-Daescu D) Ann Biomed Eng 2014 Dec;42(12):2416-24 PMID: 25138164 08/21/2014       8 Citations
  • Scaffolds for tissue engineering of cardiac valves. (Jana S, Tefft BJ, Spoon DB, Simari RD) Acta Biomater 2014 Jul;10(7):2877-93 PMID: 24675108 03/29/2014       69 Citations
  • Experimental and computational validation of Hele-Shaw stagnation flow with varying shear stress (Tefft BJ, Kopacz AM, Liu WK, Liu SQ) Computational Mechanics 52(6):1463-1473 12/01/2013    
  • Challenges of biological valve development (Spoon DB, Tefft BJ, Lerman A, Simari RD) Interventional Cardiology 5(3):319-334 06/01/2013    
  • Magnetizable duplex steel stents enable endothelial cell capture (Tefft BJ, Gooden JY, Uthamaraj S, Harburn JJ, Klabusay M, Holmes DR, Simari RD, Dragomir-Daescu D, Sandhu GS) IEEE Transactions on Magnetics 49(1):463-466 01/01/2013    
  • Cardioprotective proteins upregulated in the liver in response to experimental myocardial ischemia. (Liu SQ, Tefft BJ, Roberts DT, Zhang LQ, Ren Y, Li YC, Huang Y, Zhang D, Phillips HR, Wu YH) Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 2012 Dec 15;303(12):H1446-58 PMID: 23064833 10/16/2012       26 Citations
  • Cardioprotective mechanisms activated in response to myocardial ischemia. (Liu SQ, Tefft BJ, Zhang D, Roberts D, Schuster DJ, Wu A) Mol Cell Biomech 2011 Dec;8(4):319-38 PMID: 22338709 02/18/2012       20 Citations
  • Liver-mediated myocardial protection in experimental myocardial infarction (Liu SQ, Tefft BJ, Dong B) Journal of Clinical & Experimental Cardiology S7:002 02/01/2012    
  • Regulation of hepatic cell mobilization in experimental myocardial ischemia (Liu SQ, Tefft BJ, Zhang L, Liu C, Wu YH) Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering 4(4):693-707 12/01/2011    
  • Enhancing endothelial cell retention on ePTFE constructs by siRNA-mediated SHP-1 gene silencing (Tefft BJ, Kopacz AM, Liu WK, Liu SQ) Journal of Nanotechnology in Engineering and Medicine 2(1):0110071-0110076 02/01/2011    
  • Elastic laminae in vascular development and disease. (Liu SQ, Teft BJ, Zhang LQ, Li YC, Wu YH) Mol Cell Biomech 2010 Jun;7(2):59-76 PMID: 20936740 10/12/2010       3 Citations
  • Formation of smooth muscle alpha actin filaments in CD34+ bone marrow cells on arterial elastic laminae: potential role of SH2 domain-containing protein tyrosine phosphatase-1. (Liu SQ, Tefft BJ, Zhang A, Zhang LQ, Wu YH) Matrix Biol 2008 May;27(4):282-94 PMID: 18258420 02/09/2008       5 Citations
  • Galilean relativity and the work-kinetic energy principle (Tefft BJ, Tefft JA) The Physics Teacher 45(4):218-220 04/01/2007    
  • Negative regulation of monocyte adhesion to arterial elastic laminae by signal regulatory protein alpha and Src homology 2 domain-containing protein-tyrosine phosphatase-1. (Liu SQ, Alkema PK, Tieché C, Tefft BJ, Liu DZ, Li YC, Sumpio BE, Caprini JA, Paniagua M) J Biol Chem 2005 Nov 25;280(47):39294-301 PMID: 16159885 09/15/2005       29 Citations
  • Last update: 10/24/2018
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