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Developing therapeutic and tissue-engineered products to Improve Human Health




Bahram Mirani is a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard Medical School

Bahram is a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard Medical School, focusing on tissue engineering of hypoimmunogenic blood vessels that recapitulate native human arteries. He received his Ph.D. in 2024 from the University of Toronto under the supervision of Prof. Craig Simmons, working on tissue engineering of heart valves with precise, biomimetic mechanical properties. Combining biomechanics and tissue engineering, he developed a method to recapitulate the complex mechanical behaviour of native soft connective tissues such as valve tissue – essential for their function, regulation, and homeostasis – in tissue-engineered constructs. Before his Ph.D., Bahram obtained his Master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Victoria, Canada, where he focused on tissue engineering, wound healing, and drug delivery. In his time at the University of Victoria, Bahram co-invented a smart wound dressing (patented as GelDerm®) capable of colorimetric infection monitoring and delivery of therapeutic agents to the wound site.  



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