My research interests are the neurobiological basis of learning, memory, and cognitive dysfunction in normal aging as well recovery of function after neurological insults to the brain such as stroke. These studies use multidisciplinary methods including assessment of behavioral and cognitive function, neural imaging of the brain with MRI, and analysis of neuronal function and organization with neurophysiological, neurohistochemical, neuropharmacological and neuroanatomical methods. The majority of studies utilize non-human primate models of aging, stroke, brain injury and cerebrovascular disease as well as a rat model of prenatal malnutrition.
- Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students), Boston University School of Medicine, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences
- University of Rochester, PhD
- Stanford University, AB
- Published on 4/26/2018
Kubicki M, Baxi M, Pasternak O, Tang Y, Karmacharya S, Chunga N, Lyall AE, Rathi Y, Eckbo R, Bouix S, Mortazavi F, Papadimitriou G, Shenton ME, Westin CF, Killiany R, Makris N, Rosene DL. Lifespan Trajectories of White Matter Changes in Rhesus Monkeys. Cereb Cortex. 2018 Apr 26. PMID: 29701751.
- Published on 4/1/2018
Mortazavi F, Oblak AL, Morrison WZ, Schmahmann JD, Stanley HE, Wedeen VJ, Rosene DL. Geometric Navigation of Axons in a Cerebral Pathway: Comparing dMRI with Tract Tracing and Immunohistochemistry. Cereb Cortex. 2018 Apr 01; 28(4):1219-1232. PMID: 28203748.
- Published on 3/11/2018
Orczykowski ME, Arndt KR, Palitz LE, Kramer BC, Pessina MA, Oblak AL, Finklestein SP, Mortazavi F, Rosene DL, Moore TL. Cell based therapy enhances activation of ventral premotor cortex to improve recovery following primary motor cortex injury. Exp Neurol. 2018 Jul; 305:13-25. PMID: 29540323.
- Published on 2/15/2018
Moore TL, Bowley BGE, Shultz PL, Calderazzo SM, Shobin EJ, Uprety AR, Rosene DL, Moss MB. Oral curcumin supplementation improves fine motor function in the middle-aged rhesus monkey. Somatosens Mot Res. 2018 Mar; 35(1):1-10. PMID: 29447046.
- Published on 2/1/2018
Seth N, Simmons HA, Masood F, Graham WA, Rosene DL, Westmoreland SV, Cummings SM, Gwardjan B, Sejdic E, Hoggatt AF, Schalk DR, Abdullah HA, Sledge JB, Nesathurai S. Model of Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury for Evaluating Pharmacologic Treatments in Cynomolgus Macaques (Macaca fasicularis). Comp Med. 2018 Feb 01; 68(1):63-73. PMID: 29460723.
- Published on 1/22/2018
Robinson AA, Abraham CR, Rosene DL. Candidate molecular pathways of white matter vulnerability in the brain of normal aging rhesus monkeys. Geroscience. 2018 02; 40(1):31-47. PMID: 29357021.
- Published on 12/11/2017
Paspalas CD, Carlyle BC, Leslie S, Preuss TM, Crimins JL, Huttner AJ, van Dyck CH, Rosene DL, Nairn AC, Arnsten AFT. The aged rhesus macaque manifests Braak stage III/IV Alzheimer's-like pathology. Alzheimers Dement. 2018 May; 14(5):680-691. PMID: 29241829.
- Published on 10/18/2017
Moore TL, Bowley B, Shultz P, Calderazzo S, Shobin E, Killiany RJ, Rosene DL, Moss MB. Chronic curcumin treatment improves spatial working memory but not recognition memory in middle-aged rhesus monkeys. Geroscience. 2017 12; 39(5-6):571-584. PMID: 29047012.
- Published on 8/15/2017
Mortazavi F, Romano SE, Rosene DL, Rockland KS. A Survey of White Matter Neurons at the Gyral Crowns and Sulcal Depths in the Rhesus Monkey. Front Neuroanat. 2017; 11:69. PMID: 28860975.
- Published on 2/25/2017
Shobin E, Bowley MP, Estrada LI, Heyworth NC, Orczykowski ME, Eldridge SA, Calderazzo SM, Mortazavi F, Moore TL, Rosene DL. Microglia activation and phagocytosis: relationship with aging and cognitive impairment in the rhesus monkey. Geroscience. 2017 Apr; 39(2):199-220. PMID: 28238188.
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