Farzad Mortazavi, PhD

Assistant Professor, Anatomy & Neurobiology

Farzad Mortazavi
617.638.4134
700 Albany St Ctr for Adv Biomed Res

Biography

Dr. Mortazavi received his B.A. in psychology from the University of South Florida, M.S at Central Michigan University, and his Ph.D. at Northeastern University in Experimental Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience. As a postdoctoral fellow, he was a Michel J. Fox Foundation Fellow in the Department of Neurology at UCLA where his studies focused on molecular and neuroanatomical changes in neurodegenerative disorders. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology and his primary research is focused on 3D farzad_2reconstruction of white-matter pathways and cortical columns using Confocal Microscopy, 2-photon Microscopy and statistical physics for analysis of these types of big data. He also collaborates with Drs. Moss, Rosene, Killiany, and Moore in the Laboratory for Cognitive Neurobiology. The laboratory focuses on the effects of normal aging on structure and function of cerebral cortex and cortical ischemia in a non-human primate model.

Dr. Mortazavi teaches the statistics course in the department of Anatomy and Neurobiology and has been training students in immunohistochemistry, cell counts and image analysis among other techniques. He is actively involved in the Forensic Anthropology program where he teaches Experimental Design and Analysis for Forensic Anthropologists.

Other Positions

  • Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students), Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences

Education

  • Northeastern University, PhD
  • Central Michigan University, MS
  • University of South Florida, BA

Publications

  • Published on 12/22/2022

    Taylor EN, Huang N, Lin S, Mortazavi F, Wedeen VJ, Siamwala JH, Gilbert RJ, Hamilton JA. Lipid and smooth muscle architectural pathology in the rabbit atherosclerotic vessel wall using Q-space cardiovascular magnetic resonance. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2022 Dec 22; 24(1):74. PMID: 36544161.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 8/5/2022

    Dimovasili C, Fair AE, Garza IR, Batterman KV, Mortazavi F, Moore TL, Rosene DL. Aging compromises oligodendrocyte precursor cell maturation and efficient remyelination in the monkey brain. Geroscience. 2023 Feb; 45(1):249-264. PMID: 35930094.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 2/4/2022

    Nieder C, Rosene DL, Mortazavi F, Oblak AL, Ketten DR. Morphology and unbiased stereology of the lateral superior olive in the short-beaked common dolphin, Delphinus delphis (Cetacea, Delphinidae). J Morphol. 2022 04; 283(4):446-461. PMID: 35066941.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 1/13/2022

    Eldridge SA, Mortazavi F, Rice FL, Ketten DR, Wiley DN, Lyman E, Reidenberg JS, Hanke FD, DeVreese S, Strobel SM, Rosene DL. Specializations of somatosensory innervation in the skin of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae). Anat Rec (Hoboken). 2022 03; 305(3):514-534. PMID: 35023618.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 6/16/2021

    Brooks C, Shaafi Kabiri N, Bhangu J, Cai X, Pickering E, Erb MK, Auerbach S, Bonato P, Moore TL, Mortazavi F, Thomas K. The impact of chronotype on circadian rest-activity rhythm and sleep characteristics across the week. Chronobiol Int. 2021 11; 38(11):1575-1590. PMID: 34134581.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 2/22/2021

    Buldyrev SV, Meng X, Reese TG, Mortazavi F, Rosene DL, Stanley HE, Wedeen VJ. Diffusion interactions between crossing fibers of the brain. Magn Reson Med. 2021 07; 86(1):429-441. PMID: 33619754.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 4/21/2020

    Ho RX, Amraei R, De La Cena KOC, Sutherland EG, Mortazavi F, Stein T, Chitalia V, Rahimi N. Loss of MINAR2 impairs motor function and causes Parkinson's disease-like symptoms in mice. Brain Commun. 2020; 2(1):fcaa047. PMID: 32954300.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 1/21/2020

    Brooks C, Shaafi Kabiri N, Mortazavi F, Auerbach S, Bonato P, Erb MK, Czech M, Karlin D, Rolph T, Bhangu J, Thomas K. Variations in rest-activity rhythm are associated with clinically measured disease severity in Parkinson's disease. Chronobiol Int. 2020 05; 37(5):699-711. PMID: 31959001.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 11/8/2019

    Ruan QT, Yazdani N, Blum BC, Beierle JA, Lin W, Coelho MA, Fultz EK, Healy AF, Shahin JR, Kandola AK, Luttik KP, Zheng K, Smith NJ, Cheung J, Mortazavi F, Apicco DJ, Ragu Varman D, Ramamoorthy S, Ash PEA, Rosene DL, Emili A, Wolozin B, Szumlinski KK, Bryant CD. A Mutation in Hnrnph1 That Decreases Methamphetamine-Induced Reinforcement, Reward, and Dopamine Release and Increases Synaptosomal hnRNP H and Mitochondrial Proteins. J Neurosci. 2020 01 02; 40(1):107-130. PMID: 31704785.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 8/13/2019

    Hwang J, Bank AM, Mortazavi F, Oakley DH, Frosch MP, Schmahmann JD. Spinal cord a-synuclein deposition associated with myoclonus in patients with MSA-C. Neurology. 2019 08 13; 93(7):302-309. PMID: 31405935.

    Read at: PubMed

View 23 more publications: View full profile at BUMC

View all profiles