Yulia Sapir

Yulia Sapir is working on her PhD in the field of biotechnology engineering at Ben Gurion University of the Negev. She is researching the use of cardiac tissue engineering to create a vascularized cardiac patch, by creating biomimetic, rigorously controlled microenvironments stimulated by applying electrical and magnetic fields. In doing so, Yulia hopes to induce organization of functional vascularized cardiac tissue, which can treat congenital heart disease and heart failure. 


Sapir Y, Kryukov O, Cohen S. Mar 2011. Integration of multiple cell-matrix interactions into alginate scaffolds for promoting cardiac tissue regeneration. Biomaterials 32 (7): 1838-1847.          

Sapir Y, Cohen S., Friedman G., Polyak B. Mar. 2012. The promotion of in vitro vessel-like organization of endothelial cells in magnetically responsive alginate scaffolds, Biomaterials.         

Sensenig R, Sapir Y, MacDonald C, Cohen S,  Polyak B. 2012.  Magnetic nanoparticle-based approaches to locally target therapy and enhance tissue regeneration in vivo. Invited review paper to Nanomedicine. 7 (9): 1425-1442.

 Sapir Y, Polyak B., Cohen S. 2014. Cardiac tissue engineering in magnetically actuated scaffolds, Nanotechnology.

Ruvinov E, Sapir Y, Cohen S. Sep 2012. “Cardiac Tissue Engineering: Principles, Materials and Applications”. Tissue Engineering Series, (Athanasius KA, Series Editor) Morgan & Claypool Publishers. 
Chapter in Book:
Sapir Y, Polyak B, Cohen S. 2012. Nanomaterials for cardiac tissue engineering. In: Nanomaterials in Tissue Engineering: Characterization, Fabrication and Applications (Eds.: A. K. Gaharwar, S. Sant, M. J. Hancock, A. Hacking). Woodhead Publishing, Cambridge MA.