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Hoang P., Bang S.H., Huebsch N., Siemons B., Conklin B.R., Healy K.E., Ma Z., Jacquir S. “Quantitatively characterizing drug-induced arrhythmic contractile motions of human stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes” Biotechnology and Bioengineering (In Press)

Hoang P., Wang J., Conklin B.R., Healy K.E., Ma Z. (2018) “Generation of spatial-patterned developing cardiac organoids using human pluripotent stem cells” Nature Protocols 13(4): 723-737.


Koo S., Santoni S.M., Gao B.Z., Grigoropoulos C.P., Ma Z., (2017) “Laser-assisted biofabrication in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine” Journal of Materials Research: 32(1): 128-42.


Huebsch N., Loskill P., Deveshwar N., Spencer C.L., Judge L.M., Mandegar M.A., Fox C., Mohammed T., Ma Z., Mathur A., Sheehan A.S., Truong A., Saxton M., Yoo J.C., Srivastava D., Desai T.A., So P.L., Healy K.E., and Conklin B.R. (2016) “Miniaturized iPS-cell-derived cardiac muscles for physiologically relevant drug response analyses” Scientific Reports 6: 24726.

Yang H., Borg T.K., Ma Z., Xu M., Wetzel G., Wang Z., Saraf L.V., Markwald R., Runyan R.B., and Gao B.Z. (2016) “Biochip-based study of unidirectional mitochondrial transfer from stem cells to myocytes via tunneling nanotubes” Biofabrication 8: 015012.

Mathur A., Ma Z., Loskill P., Jeeawoody S., and Healy K.E. (2016) “In vitro cardiac tissue models: current status and future prospects” Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews 96:203-13.


Ma Z., Wang J., Loskill P., Huebsch N., Koo S., Svedlund F.L., Marks N.C., Hua E., Grigoropoulos C.P., Conklin B.R., and Healy K.E. (2015) “Self-organizing cardiac microchamber mediated by geometric confinement” Nature Communications 6: 7413.

Huebsch N., Loskill P., Mandegar M.A., Marks N.C., Sheehan A.S., Ma Z., Mathur A., Nguyen T.N., Yoo J.C., Judge L.M., Spencer C.I., Chukka A.C., Russell C.R., So P.L., Conklin B.R., and Healy K.E. (2015) “Automated video-based analysis of contractility and calcium flux in human-induced pluripotent stem-derived cardiomyocytes cultured over different spatial scales” Tissue Engineering Part C 21(5): 467-79


Ma Z., Koo S., Finnegan M.A., Loskill P., Huebsch N., Marks N.C., Grigoropoulos C.P., Conklin B.R., and Healy K.E. (2014) “Three-dimensional filamentous human diseased cardiac tissue model” Biomaterials 35(5): 1367-77.

Yang H., Borg T.K., Wang Z., Ma Z., and Gao B.Z. (2014) “Role of the basement membrane in regulation of cardiac electrical properties” Annals of Biomedical Engineering 42(6): 1148-57.


Ma Z., Liu Q., Yang H., Runyan R.B., Eisenberg C.A., Xu M., Borg T.K., Wang Y., and Gao B.Z. (2013) “Laser patterning for MSC cardiogenic differentiation study at the single-cell level” Light: Science and Application 2: e68.

Ma Z., Yang H., Liu H., Xu M., Runyan R.B., Eisenberg C.A., Markward R.R., Borg T.K., and Gao B.Z. (2013) “Mesenchymal stem cell-cardiomyocyte interactions under defined contact modes on laser-patterned biochips” PLoS One 8(2): e56554.

Liu H., Shao Y., Qin W., Runyan R.B., Xu M., Ma Z., Borg T.K., Markward R.R., and Gao B.Z. (2013) “Myosin filament assembly onto myofibrils in live neonatal cardiomyocytes observed by TPEF-SHG microscopy” Cardiovascular Research 97 (2): 262-70.

Qin W., Schmidt L., Yang X., Wei L., Huang T., Yuan J.X., Ma Z., Peng X., Yuan X., and Gao B.Z. (2013) “Laser guidance in a microfluidic biochip” SPIE 8615.


Ma Z., Liu Q., Liu H., Yang H., Yun J.X., Eisenberg C.A., Borg T.K., and Gao B.Z. (2012) “Laser-patterned stem-cell bridges in a cardiac muscle model for on-chip electrical conductivity analyses” Lab on a Chip 12(3): 566-73.

Yang H. and Ma Z. (2012) “Microsystem for stem cell-based cardiovascular research” BioNanoScience 2(4): 305-15.

Ma Z., Liu Q., Liu H., Yang H., Yun J.X., Xu M., Eisenberg C.A., Borg T.K., Markward R.R., and Gao B.Z. (2012) “Cardiogenic regulation of stem-cell electrical property in a laser-patterned biochip” Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering 5(3): 327-36.

Ma Z. and Gao B.Z. (2012) “Quantitatively analyzing the protective effect of mesenchymal stem cells on cardiomyocytes in single-cell biochips” Biotechnology Letters 34(7): 1385-91.

Liu H., Qin W., Shao Y., Liu Q., Ma Z., Borg T.K., and Gao B.Z. (2012) “Live cardiomyocyte imaging via hybrid SHG-TPEF microscopy” SPIE 8225.


Ma Z., Pirlo R.K., Qin W., Yun J.X., Yuan X., Xiang P., Borg T.K., and Gao B.Z. (2011) “Laser-guidance based cell deposition microscope for heterotypic single-cell micropatterning” Biofabrication 3(3): 034107.

Liu H., Qin W., Shao Y., Ma Z., Ye T., Borg T.K., and Gao B.Z. (2011) “Myofibrillogenesis in live neonatal cardiomyocytes observed with hybrid two-photon excitation fluorescence-second harmonic generation microscopy” Journal of Biomedical Optics 16: 126012.

Ma Z., and Gao B.Z. (2011) “Laser-guidance based cell detection for identifying malignant cancerous cells without any fluorescent markers” Biotechnology Letters 33(9): 1767-72.

Pirlo R.K., Ma Z., Sweeney A., Liu H., Yun J.X., Peng X., Yuan X., Guo G.X., and Gao B.Z. (2011) “Laser-guided cell micropatterning system” Review of Scientific Instrument 82(1): 013708.


Ma Z., Pirlo R.K., Yun J.X., Peng X., Yuan X., and Gao B.Z. (2010) “Laser guidance-based cell micropatterning” Cell and Organ Printing, Chapter 8, 137-59, Springer.


Ma Z., Yun J.X., Wei Y., Burg K.J.L., Yuan X., and Gao B.Z. (2009) “Laser-guidance based cell detection” SPIE 7400.


Ma Z., Burg K.J.L., Wei Y., Yuan X., Peng X., and Gao B.Z. (2008) “Laser-guidance based cell detection with single-gene modification” Applied Physics Letters 92: 213902.

Chen W., Gu X., Ma Z., and Xu K. (2008) “Correlation analysis of skin spectra and blood vessel spectra” (Chinese) Modern Instrument 1: 39-41.


Zhang X., Chang M., Ma Z., Peng D., and Xu K. (2007) “Comparison between MIR and NIR spectroscopic techniques for the determination of fat and protein contents in milk” Transactions of Tianjin University 13(5): 375-78.

Chen W., Yue Y., Xu K., and Ma Z. (2007) “Floating-reference method of noninvasive blood glucose concentration measurement” (Chinese) Nanotechnology and Precision Engineering 5(4): 298-301.

Liu R., Xu K., Chen W., and Ma Z. (2007) “The development and problems in the noninvasive blood glucose sensoring using optical methods” (Chinese) Science in China (Series G) Z1(37): 124-31.

Chen W., Ma Z., An L., and Xu K. (2007) “Applying the floating-reference method to improve the precision of noninvasive blood glucose measurement” SPIE 6445.


Luo Y., An L., Ma Z., Liu R., and Xu K. (2006) “Discussion on floating-reference method for noninvasive measurement of blood glucose with near-infrared spectroscopy” SPIE 6094.

Liu M., Ma Z., and Sun Q. (2006) “A platform for measurement and control by making use of virtual instrument” (Chinese) Experimental Technology and Management 23(7): 213-15.