Brandon J. Tefft, PH.D.

Dr. Brandon Tefft photoAssistant Professor
(414) 955-2470

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 (2018). “Cardiac valve bioreactor for physiological conditioning and hydrodynamic performance assessment,” Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology, in press. DOI: 10.1007/s13239-018-00382-2. 2018

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]. July 2018

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, doi: 10.1089/ten.TEA.2017.0404. [PMID: 29431053]. Feb. 2018

Hennessy RS, Go J, Hennessy RR, Tefft BJ, Jana S, Stoyles NJ, Al-Hijji M, Thaden J, Pislaru S, Simari RD, Stulak J, 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]. Aug. 2017

Helder MRK, Stoyles NJ, Tefft BJ, Hennessy RS, Hennessy RRC, Dyer R, Witt T, Simari RD, Lerman A (2017). Xenoantigenicity of porcine decellularized valves. Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, 12(1): 56-64. [PMID: 28716099]. Jul. 2017

Recent Grants

May 2016 – April 2018 Career Development Award in Cardiovascular Disease Research Honoring Dr. Earl H. Wood, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.

April 2016 – July 2021 K99/R00 Award, National Institutes of Health (NHLBI), Bethesda, MD.


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