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Wang J., Fan Y., Wang C., Dube S., Poiesz B.J., Dube D.K., Ma Z., Sanger J.M., Sanger J.W. (2022) “Inhibitors of the ubiquitin proteasome system block myofibril assembly in cardiomyocytes derived from chick embryos and human pluripotent stem cells.” Cytoskeleton In Press

Hoang P., Sun S., Tarris B., Ma Z. (2022) “Controlling morphology and functions of cardiac organoids by two-dimensional geometrical template” Cells Tissues Organs In Press

Wang C., Vangelatos Z., Winston T., Sun S., Grigoropoulos C.P., Ma Z. (2022) “Remodeling of architected mesenchymal microtissues generated on mechanical metamaterials” 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing In Press

Winston T., Chen C., Suddhapas K., Tarris B.A., Elattar S., Sun S,. Zhang T., Ma Z. (2022) “Controlling mesenchyme tissue remodeling via spatial arrangement of mechanical constraints” Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology 10: 833595.

Wang C., Vangelatos Z., Grigoropoulos C.P., Ma Z. (2022) “Micro-engineered architected metamaterials for cell and tissue engineering” Materials Today Advances 13: 100206.

Wang C. Ma Z. (2022) “Biomaterial Interface in Cardiac Cell and Tissue Engineering” Chapter in Advanced Technologies in Cardiovascular Bioengineering, 249-280, Springer

Shi H., Wu X., Sun S., Wang C., Vangelatos Z., Ash-Shakoor A., Grigoropoulos C.P., Mather P.T., Henderson J.H., Ma Z. (2022) “Profiling the responsiveness of focal adhesions of human cardiomyocytes to extracellular dynamic nano-topography” Bioactive Materials 10: 367-277.


Hoang P., Kowalczewski A., Sun S., Winston T.S., Archilla A., Lemus S., Ercan-Sencicek A.G., Gupta A.R., Liu W., Kontaridis M.I., Amack J., Ma Z. (2021) “Engineering spatial-organized cardiac organoids for developmental toxicity testing” Stem Cell Reports, 16(5): 1228-1244.

Hoang P., Ma Z. (2021) “Biomaterial-guided stem cell organoid engineering for modeling development and diseases” Acta Biomaterialia, 132(15): 23-36.

Shi H., Wang C., Ma Z. (2021) “Stimuli-responsive biomaterials for cardiac tissue engineering and dynamic mechanobiology” APL Bioengineering, 5(1): 011506.

Anandakrishnan N., Ye H., Guo Z., Chen Z., Mentkowski K.I., Lang J.K., Rajabian N., Andreadis S.T., Ma Z., Spernyak J.A., Lovell J.F., Wang D., Xia J., Zhou C., Zhao R. (2021) “Fast stereolithography printing of large-scale biocompatible hydrogel models” Advanced Healthcare Materials, 10(10): 2002103.


Vangelatos Z., Wang C., Ma Z., Grigoropoulos G.P. (2020) “Architected mechanical designs in tissue engineering” MRS Communications 10(3): 379-390.

Sun S., Shi H., Moore S., Wang C., Ash-Shakoor A., Mather P., Henderson J.H., Ma Z., (2020) “Progressive myofibril reorganization of human cardiomyocytes on a dynamic nano-topographic substrate” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 12(19): 21450-21462.

Vangelatos Z., Grigoropoulos G., Farsari M., Gu G., Ma Z., Komvopoulos K. (2020) “Biomechanical metamaterials fabricated through multiphoton lithography by tailoring 3D buckling” Proc. SPIE 11268.

Wang C., Koo S., Park M., Vangelatos Z., Hoang P., Conklin B.R., Grigoropoulos C.P., Healy K.E., Ma Z. (2020) “Maladaptive contractility of 3D human cardiac microtissues to mechanical nonuniformity” Advanced Healthcare Materials, 2020, 1901373.


Wang C., Tran V., Ma Z., Wen X. (2019) “Rapid prototyping technologies for tissue engineering” Rapid Prototyping of Biomaterials, 2nd Edition, Techniques in Additive Manufacturing, Chapter 5, 113-164. Woodhead Publishing Series in Biomaterials, Elsevier.

Hoang P., Jacquir S., Lemus S.,  Ma Z. (2019) “Quantification of contractile dynamic complexities exhibited by human stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes using nonlinear dimensional analysis” Scientific Reports 9:14714.

Xiong Z., Li H., Kunwar P., Zhu Y., Ramos R., Mcloughlin S., Winston T., Ma Z., Soman P. (2019) “Femtosecond laser induced densification within cell-laden hydrogels results in cellular alignment” Biofabrication 11(3): 035005.

Winston T.S., Suddhapas K., Wang C., Ramos R., Soman P., Ma Z. (2019) “Serum-free manufacturing of mesenchymal stem cell tissue rings using human induced pluripotent stem cells” Stem Cells International 2019: 5654324.

Natividad-Diaz S., Browne S., Jha A.K., Ma Z., Hossainy S., Kurokawa Y.K., George S.C., Healy K.E. (2019) “A combined hiPSC-derived endothelial cell and in vitro microfluidic platform for assessing biomaterial-based angiogenesis” Biomaterials 194: 73-83.


Santoni S.M., Winston T.S., Hoang P., Ma Z. (2018) “Microsystems for electromechanical stimulations to engineered cardiac tissues” Microphysiological Systems 2:11.

Ma Z., Huebsch H., Koo S., Mandegar M.A., Siemons B., Conklin B.R., Grigoropoulos C.P., Healy K.E. (2018) “Contractile deficits in engineered cardiac microtissues as a result of MYBPC3 deficiency and mechanical overload” Nature Biomedical Engineering 2: 955-967.

Hoang P., Bang S.H., Huebsch N., Siemons B., Conklin B.R., Healy K.E., Ma Z., Jacquir S. (2018) “Quantitatively characterizing drug-induced arrhythmic contractile motions of human stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes” Biotechnology and Bioengineering 115(8): 1958-1970

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” Proc. 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.

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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” Proc. 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 floating-referencer 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” Proc. 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” Proc. 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.