Dr. Brandon J. Tefft

Dr. Brandon Tefft
Dr. Brandon J. TefftMarquette University

Medical College of Wisconsin, Biomedical Engineering C-2805

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 955-2470Google Scholar
Curriculum Vitae

Assistant Professor

Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering


Cardiovascular Regenerative Engineering Laboratory (CaRE Lab)


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Professional Preparation

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, 20112018, 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

Courses Taught

BIEN 4931/5931 Special Topics in BME—Tissue Engineering

BIOM 6931 Special Topics in BME—Advanced Tissue Engineering




Research Interests

  • Cardiovascular regenerative engineering
  • Cardiovascular device design
  • Tissue engineered vascular grafts and heart valves
  • Biomedical nanotechnology

Recent Publications

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Recent Grants

  • Tefft, Brandon J. (Principal Investigator); "CAREER: Origami-inspired design for a tissue engineered heart valve." A CAREER Award sponsored by the National Science Foundation (July 2024–June 2029).
  • Tefft, Brandon J. (Principal Investigator); "Vascular conduits with optimized local blood flow patterns for improved endothelialization." A Product Development Pilot Award from the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering (March 2023–April 2024).
  • Tomita-Mitchell, Aoy (Principal Investigator); Tefft, Brandon (Co-PI); "MCW-led Collaborative Research for Improved Health." Sponsored by the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment (July 2022–June 2024). 
  • Tefft, Brandon J. (Principal Investigator); "Rapidly healing flow diverters using magnetic cell targeting for intracranial aneurysm treatment." An R21 Award sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (June 2022–May 2024).
  • Tefft, Brandon J. (Principal Investigator); "3D Printer." An S10 Award sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (OD, May 2022–April 2023).
  • Career Development Award, American Heart Association, Dallas, TX (April 2022–March 2025).
  • Tefft, Brandon J. (Principal Investigator); "Transcriptomics of adherent endothelial cells for improved endothelialization of small-diameter vascular grafts." An R01 Award sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NHLBI, January 2022–December 2026).
  • Innovation Pilot Award, Herma Heart Institute, Children's Wisconsin (July 2021–June 2022).

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