Laertis Oikonomou, PhD

Assistant Professor, Medicine

Laertis Oikonomou
670 Albany St Biosquare III


Research interests include:
-Lung developmental biology
-Lung Epithelial Lineage Specification
-Development of new platforms for stem cell expansion and differentiation

Other Positions

  • Center Faculty Member, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine


  • Universit√© catholique de Louvain, PhD


  • Published on 6/1/2019

    Ikonomou L, Wagner DE, Turner L, Weiss DJ. Translating Basic Research into Safe and Effective Cell-based Treatments for Respiratory Diseases. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2019 Jun; 16(6):657-668. PMID: 30917290.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 10/24/2018

    Cuende N, Rasko JEJ, Koh MBC, Dominici M, Ikonomou L. Cell, tissue and gene products with marketing authorization in 2018 worldwide. Cytotherapy. 2018 Nov; 20(11):1401-1413. PMID: 30366616.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 10/10/2018

    Jamal M, Lewandowski SL, Lawton ML, Huang GT, Ikonomou L. Derivation and characterization of putative craniofacial mesenchymal progenitor cells from human induced pluripotent stem cells. Stem Cell Res. 2018 12; 33:100-109. PMID: 30340089.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 6/25/2018

    Lenas P, Ikonomou L. Developmental engineering: design of clinically efficacious bioartificial tissues through developmental and systems biology. Sci China Life Sci. 2018 08; 61(8):978-981. PMID: 29951951.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 6/19/2018

    Wagner DE, Turner L, Panoskaltsis-Mortari A, Weiss DJ, Ikonomou L. Co-opting of by patient-funded studies. Lancet Respir Med. 2018 08; 6(8):579-581. PMID: 29934051.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 11/24/2017

    Weiss DJ, Turner L, Levine AD, Ikonomou L. Medical societies, patient education initiatives, public debate and marketing of unproven stem cell interventions. Cytotherapy. 2018 02; 20(2):165-168. PMID: 29239793.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 9/25/2017

    Serra M, Alysandratos KD, Hawkins F, McCauley KB, Jacob A, Choi J, Caballero IS, Vedaie M, Kurmann AA, Ikonomou L, Hollenberg AN, Shannon JM, Kotton DN. Pluripotent stem cell differentiation reveals distinct developmental pathways regulating lung- versus thyroid-lineage specification. Development. 2017 11 01; 144(21):3879-3893. PMID: 28947536.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 4/1/2017

    Unproven Stem Cell Treatments for Lung Disease-An Emerging Public Health Problem. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2017 Apr 01; 195(7):P13-P14. PMID: 28362195.

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  • Published on 2/2/2017

    Dame K, Cincotta S, Lang AH, Sanghrajka RM, Zhang L, Choi J, Kwok L, Wilson T, Kandula MM, Monti S, Hollenberg AN, Mehta P, Kotton DN, Ikonomou L. Thyroid Progenitors Are Robustly Derived from Embryonic Stem Cells through Transient, Developmental Stage-Specific Overexpression of Nkx2-1. Stem Cell Reports. 2017 Feb 14; 8(2):216-225. PMID: 28162994.

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  • Published on 1/1/2017

    Wilson AA and Ikonomou L. Organ Regeneration Based on Developmental Biology (Tsuji T (ed.)). Development and Bioengineering of Lung Regeneration. Springer Singapore. Singapore. 2017; 237-257.

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