Emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology
Vahid Serpooshan received his undergraduate degrees (BSc and MSc) in Materials Science and Engineering at Sharif University in Iran. He next moved to Montreal, Canada in 2007 and did a PhD in biomaterials engineering. His PhD thesis focused on design and optimization of scaffolding biomaterials for tissue engineering applications. In 2011, Vahid joined Stanford University School of Medicine as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Dr. Ruiz-Lozano lab in Pediatrics-Cardiology. Over the last three years, his research has been mainly focused on developing a new generation of engineered cardiac patch device to repair damaged cardiac tissue following myocardial infarction (heart attack). In Wu lab, Vahid works on enabling technologies for human-machine hybrid cardiac tissue, using 3D printing to assemble complex arrays of interfaces between synthetic and biological materials.
His Current interests are focussed on Dr. Sean Wu's lab at Stanford Cardiovascular Institute which is focused on employing various bioengineering approaches to design and develop engineered cardiac constructs that can mimic structure and function of native adult mammalian heart tissue/organ. I use newly emerging 3D bioprinting technique to fabricate biomimetic tissue constructs consisting of an spectrum of hard and soft biomaterials, and tri-lineage hiPSC-derived cardiac cells including cardiomyocytes, endothelial cells, and smooth muscle cells.