Brandon J. Tefft, PH.D.

Dr. Brandon Tefft photoAssistant Professor
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Medical College of Wisconsin
Biomedical Engineering C-2805

Complete CV


Research interests

  • Cardiovascular regenerative engineering

  • Cardiovascular device design

  • Tissue engineered vascular grafts and heart valves

  • Biomedical nanotechnology

Professional preparation

Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2011-2018, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Mayo Clinic

Ph.D., 2011, Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University

M.S. 2008, Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University

B.S. 2005, General Engineering minor in Biomedical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Selected recent publications

Tefft BJ, Choe JA, Young MD, Hennessy RS, Morse DW, Bouchard JA, Hedberg HJ, Consiglio JF, Dragomir-Daescu D, Simari RD, Lerman A (2019). Cardiac valve bioreactor for physiological conditioning and hydrodynamic performance assessment.Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology,10(1): 80-94. [PMID 30311149]

Choe JA, Jana S,Tefft BJ, Hennessy RS, Go J, Morse D, Lerman A, Young MD (2018). Biomaterial characterization of off-the-shelf decellularized porcine pericardial tissue for use in prosthetic valvular applications.Journal of Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine, 12(7): 1608-1620. [PMID 29749108]

Tefft BJ, Uthamaraj S, Harbuzariu A, Harburn JJ, Witt TA, Newman B, Psaltis PJ, Hlinomaz O, Holmes DR, Gulati R, Simari RD, Dragomir-Daescu D, Sandhu GS (2018). Nanoparticle mediated cell capture enables rapid endothelialization of a novel bare metal stent.Tissue Engineering Part A, 24(13-14): 1157-1166. [PMID: 29431053]

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 (2017). Recellularization of a Novel Off-the-Shelf Valve Following Xenogenic Implantation into the Right Ventricular Outflow Tract.PLoS One, 12(8): e0181614. [PMID: 28763463]

Tefft BJ, Uthamaraj S, Harburn JJ, Hlinomaz O, Lerman A, Dragomir-Daescu D, Sandhu GS (2017). Magnetizable stent-grafts enable endothelial cell capture.Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 427:100-104. [PMID: 28286359]

Recent Grants

April 2018 – Mar 2021Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Research and Education Program Faculty Recruitment Sub-Award, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI.

Oct 2019 – Mar 2020 Clinical and Translational Science Award (UL1), National Institutes of Health (NCATS), Bethesda, MD.