Pathology & Laboratory Medicine News Items – July 2019

Pathology & Laboratory Medicine News Items – July 2019

  • Announcements:


Recent Faculty Promotions:

  • Mostafa Belghasem, PhD, MA; Assistant Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine


  • New Faculty Member Dr. Jonathan Cherry
  • New Cytopathology Fellow Dr. Osman Yilmaz

Dr. Mostafa Belghasem has joined the Disease & Therapy (DRx) Curriculum Leadership Team and will serve as the department representative effective April 2109

Dennis Jones, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, has been awarded the Dahod Assistant Professorship for 2019-2020

Dr. Jones was also featured on the GMS website.

PiBS student Guillermo Arroyo-Ataz has joined the Dennis Jones Lab for his thesis research. Guillermo graduated with an undergraduate degree in biotechnology from the Universidad Francisco de Vitoria. He has two Master’s of Science degrees- one in Genes, Drugs and Stem Cells from Imperial College London and the other in Biophysics from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

PiBS Student Thomas Bellio has joined the Lee Goldstein Lab. Thomas graduated from Stonehill College in May 2018 with a B.S. in Neuroscience. He loves to play tennis and am a diehard Toronto Maple Leafs fan. In the Goldstein Lab he is studying the biomechanical underpinnings of concussion and traumatic brain injury in the lab and has received the BU NSF NRT Neurophotonics Fellowship

MD/PhD Student Daniel Kirsch has joined the Ann McKee Lab. He got his BA in biochemistry from The City University of New York-Baruch and is currently in BU’s MD/PhD program. In his free time, Daniel enjoys reading, museums, and traveling. Currently, he teaches the gross anatomy lab for Sargent College. Daniel is originally from the Bay Area


  • Chandler KB, Leon DR, Kuang J, Meyer RD, Rahimi N, Costello CE. N-glycosylation regulates ligand-dependent activation and signaling of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 (VEGFR2). Journal of Biological Chemistry. 2019, In Press
  • Rachel Xi-Yeen Ho, Rawan Tahboub, Razie Amraei, Rosana D. Meyer, Nitinun Varongchayakul, Mark Grinstaff, Nader Rahimi. The cell adhesion molecule IGPR-1 is activated by, and regulates responses of endothelial cells to shear stress. Journal of Biological Chemistry, In press, 7/2019


  • Shruti Kannan, Laura A. Morgan, Benjamin Liang, McKenzie G. Cheung, Christopher Q. Lin, Dan Mun, Ralph G. Nader, Mostafa E. Belghasem, Joel M. Henderson, Jean M. Francis, Vipul C. Chitalia, Vijaya B. Kolachalama. Segmentation of Glomeruli Within Trichrome Images Using Deep Learning. Kidney International Reports. Published April 15th 2019
  • Mostafa Belghasem, Ousama A’amar, Daniel Roth, Joshua Walker, Nkiruka Arinze, Sean Richards, Jean Francis, David Salant, Vipul Chitalia, Irving J Bigio. Towards minimally-invasive, quantitative assessment of chronic kidney disease using optical spectroscopy. Nature Scientific Reports. Published May 9th 2019
  • Chimera Lyle, Mostafa Belghasem, Vipul C. Chitalia. c-Cbl: An Important Regulator And A Target In Angiogenesis And Tumorigenesis. Cells. Published May 12th 2019
  • Wang Y, Liu CH, Ji T, Mehta M, Wang W, Marino E, Chen J, Kohane DS ; Intravenous treatment of choroidal neovascularization by photo-targeted nanoparticles.. Nat Commun. 2019 Feb 18;10(1):804. doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-08690-4. PMID: 30778060
  • Zhao C, Liu A, Santamaria CM, Shomorony A, Ji T, Wei T, Gordon A, Elofsson H, Mehta M, Yang R, Kohane DS. Polymer-tetrodotoxin conjugates to induce prolonged duration local anesthesia with minimal toxicity. Nat Commun. 2019 Jun 12;10(1):2566. doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-10296-9.PMID: 31189915: This was featured on FOX25 news: Boston Children’s researchers believe toxic fish could help solve ……believe…/958018795 And Boston Children’s Hospital front page news: