Ramin E. Beygui

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Cells in their native microenvironment interact with three-dimensional (3D) nanofeatures. Despite many reports on the effects of substrate nanotopography on cells, the independent effect of 3D parameters has not been investigated. Recent advances in nanofabrication for precise control of nanostructure pattern, periodicity, shape, and height enabled this(More)
The ability to implant electronic systems in the human body has led to many medical advances. Progress in semiconductor technology paved the way for devices at the scale of a millimeter or less ("microimplants"), but the miniaturization of the power source remains challenging. Although wireless powering has been demonstrated, energy transfer beyond(More)
BACKGROUND Drug-induced arrhythmia is one of the most common causes of drug development failure and withdrawal from market. This study tested whether human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hiPSC-CMs) combined with a low-impedance microelectrode array (MEA) system could improve on industry-standard preclinical cardiotoxicity screening(More)
Electrospinning using natural proteins or synthetic polymers is a promising technique for the fabrication of fibrous scaffolds for various tissue engineering applications. However, one limitation of scaffolds electrospun from natural proteins is the need to cross-link with glutaraldehyde for stability, which has been postulated to lead to many complications(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS A crucial step in providing clinically relevant applications of cardiovascular tissue engineering involves the identification of a suitable cell source. The objective of this study was to identify the exogenous and endogenous parameters that are critical for the differentiation of human adipose stem cells (hASCs) into cardiovascular cells.(More)
Myocardial tissue engineering presents a potential treatment option for heart disease. Cardiomyocytes isolated at various stages of development retain the ability to form contractile networks in vitro, which suggests that it should be possible to reconstitute viable myocardium given the appropriate architecture, stimuli, and cardiomyogenic cell source. This(More)
We describe a new temperature and electric field dual-stimulus responsive nanoparticle system for programmed drug delivery. Nanoparticles of a conducting polymer (polypyrrole) are loaded with therapeutic pharmaceuticals and are subcutaneously localized in vivo with the assistance of a temperature-sensitive hydrogel (PLGA-PEG-PLGA). We have shown that drug(More)
Tingyu Gong, Arun Sharma, Paul W. Burridge, Bhagat Patlolla, Andrew S. Lee, Haodi Wu, Enrique G. Navarrete, Ping Liang, Feng Lan, Verónica Sanchez-Freire, Chelsey Simmons, Derived Cardiomyocytes and Low-Impedance Microelectrode Arrays − Screening Drug-Induced Arrhythmia Events Using Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Print ISSN: 0009-7322. Online ISSN:(More)
OBJECTIVE Age 65 years and older is generally considered a contraindication to lung transplantation. Our group has offered lung transplantation to select patients 65 years of age and older who lack other comorbid conditions. We sought to define the short- and medium-term outcome of lung transplantation in patients aged 65 years and older. METHODS We(More)
Cardiac tissue engineering has made notable progress in recent years with the advent of an experimental model based on neonatal cardiomyocytes entrapped in collage gels and purified basement membrane extract, known as "engineered heart tissues" (EHTs). EHTs are a formidable display of tissue-level contractile function and cellular-level differentiation,(More)