Craig
Simmons
Craig Simmons
Rank

Professor

Distinguished Professor of Mechanobiology 

Other Appointments

B.Sc., S.M., Ph.D., F.C.S.M.E., P.Eng.

Cross Appointments

Department of‚ÄĮMechanical & Industrial Engineering¬†

Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering 

Email
c.simmons@utoronto.ca
Phone
(416) 946-0548

Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering

Scientific Director, U of T Translational Biology & Engineering Program (TBEP), Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research

Can diseased heart valves be regenerated? Can "organ-on-a-chip" technologies help us create safer, more effective drugs? Distinguished Professor Craig Simmons approaches problems of the heart using unique and novel approaches to cellular mechanobiology, biomechanics, tissue engineering, and biomedical engineering. 

Distinctions

Distinguished Professor of Mechanobiology, University of Toronto (2016)

Scientific Director, U of T Translational Biology & Engineering Program (TBEP), Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research (2015)

Heart and Stroke Foundation CP Has Heart Award (2015)

Fellow, Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (2014)

McLean Award, University of Toronto (2012)

Ontario Early Researcher Award

Canada Research Chair in Mechanobiology

 McCharles Prize for Early Career Distinction (2010)

Director, NSERC CREATE program in Microfluidic Applications and Training in Cardiovascular Health (MATCH) (2009-15)

Early Career Teaching Award, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering (2009) 

Early Research Award, Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering (2009) 

Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Teaching Award (2015)

Select Publications

Ebady R, Niddam AF, Boczula AE, Kim YR, Gupta N, Tang TT, Odisho T, Zhi H, Simmons CA, Skare JT, Moriarty TJ. Biomechanics of Borrelia burgdorferi Vascular Interactions. Cell Rep. 2016 Sep 6;16(10):2593-604. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2016.08.013.

Loai S, Haedicke I, Mirzaei Z, Simmons CA, Zhang XA, Cheng HL. Positive-contrast cellular MRI of embryonic stem cells for tissue regeneration using a highly efficient T1 MRI contrast agent. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2016 May 17. doi: 10.1002/jmri.25299. [Epub ahead of print]

Usprech J, Chen WL, Simmons CA. Heart valve regeneration: the need for systems approaches. Wiley Interdiscip Rev Syst Biol Med. 2016 Mar-Apr;8(2):169-82. doi: 10.1002/wsbm.1329. Review.