Rhoda M. Alani, MD

Professor, Dermatology

Rhoda Alani
617.638.5517
609 Albany St (J Bldg)

Biography

Rhoda M. Alani, MD is the Herbert Mescon Professor and Chair of Dermatology at Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center. She received her MD degree with Honors and Distinction in Research from the University of Michigan and completed her internship in internal medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a residency in dermatology at Harvard Medical School. From 1999-2009 Dr. Alani was the Director of the Laboratory of Cutaneous Oncology and Director of the Melanoma and Pigmented Lesion Clinics in Dermatology at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Alani’s research focus is in understanding the molecular basis of melanoma development and progression with the aim of translating her laboratory findings to better prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment of melanoma. Dr. Alani is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Societies, the American Academy of Dermatology, the Society for Investigative Dermatology, the American Association for Cancer Research and was elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation in 2005. She is the author of numerous scientific publications and is the owner of several US patents related to melanoma biomarkers, novel melanoma therapies, and imaging systems for improved melanoma detection

Other Positions

  • Herbert Mescon Chair , Dermatology, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Professor, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Mentor for Graduate Medical Students, Boston University School of Medicine, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences

Education

  • University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, MD
  • Stony Brook University, BS

Publications

  • Published on 4/1/2018

    Eisenstein A, Gonzalez EC, Raghunathan R, Xu X, Wu M, McLean EO, McGee J, Ryu B, Alani RM. Emerging Biomarkers in Cutaneous Melanoma. Mol Diagn Ther. 2018 Apr; 22(2):203-218. PMID: 29411301.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 2/1/2018

    Eisenstein A, Panova IP, Chung HJ, Goldberg LJ, Zhang Q, Lazova R, Bhawan J, Busam KJ, Symanowski JT, Alani RM, Ryu B. Quantitative assessment of neuropilin-2 as a simple and sensitive diagnostic assay for spitzoid melanocytic lesions. Melanoma Res. 2018 Feb; 28(1):71-75. PMID: 29227334.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 1/4/2018

    Kalin JH, Wu M, Gomez AV, Song Y, Das J, Hayward D, Adejola N, Wu M, Panova I, Chung HJ, Kim E, Roberts HJ, Roberts JM, Prusevich P, Jeliazkov JR, Roy Burman SS, Fairall L, Milano C, Eroglu A, Proby CM, Dinkova-Kostova AT, Hancock WW, Gray JJ, Bradner JE, Valente S, Mai A, Anders NM, Rudek MA, Hu Y, Ryu B, Schwabe JWR, Mattevi A, Alani RM, Cole PA. Targeting the CoREST complex with dual histone deacetylase and demethylase inhibitors. Nat Commun. 2018 01 04; 9(1):53. PMID: 29302039.

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  • Published on 3/1/2017

    Johnson MM, Leachman SA, Aspinwall LG, Cranmer LD, Curiel-Lewandrowski C, Sondak VK, Stemwedel CE, Swetter SM, Vetto J, Bowles T, Dellavalle RP, Geskin LJ, Grossman D, Grossmann KF, Hawkes JE, Jeter JM, Kim CC, Kirkwood JM, Mangold AR, Meyskens F, Ming ME, Nelson KC, Piepkorn M, Pollack BP, Robinson JK, Sober AJ, Trotter S, Venna SS, Agarwala S, Alani R, Averbook B, Bar A, Becevic M, Box N, E Carson W, Cassidy PB, Chen SC, Chu EY, Ellis DL, Ferris LK, Fisher DE, Kendra K, Lawson DH, Leming PD, Margolin KA, Markovic S, Martini MC, Miller D, Sahni D, Sharfman WH, Stein J, Stratigos AJ, Tarhini A, Taylor MH, Wisco OJ, Wong MK. Skin cancer screening: recommendations for data-driven screening guidelines and a review of the US Preventive Services Task Force controversy. Melanoma Manag. 2017 Mar; 4(1):13-37. PMID: 28758010.

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  • Published on 2/6/2017

    Hsu MY, Yang MH, Schnegg CI, Hwang S, Ryu B, Alani RM. Notch3 signaling-mediated melanoma-endothelial crosstalk regulates melanoma stem-like cell homeostasis and niche morphogenesis. Lab Invest. 2017 Jun; 97(6):725-736. PMID: 28165469.

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  • Published on 8/1/2016

    Moriarty WF, Kim E, Gerber SA, Hammers H, Alani RM. Neuropilin-2 promotes melanoma growth and progression in vivo. Melanoma Res. 2016 Aug; 26(4):321-8. PMID: 26881875.

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  • Published on 8/1/2016

    Alani RM, Larson A, Falanga V. Paving a New Path Towards Academic Medicine-A Novel Approach to Graduate Medical Education in the United States. Acad Med. 2016 Aug; 91(8):1039-40. PMID: 27465087.

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  • Published on 3/14/2016

    Zhang C, Barrios MP, Alani RM, Cabodi M, Wong JY. A microfluidic Transwell to study chemotaxis. Exp Cell Res. 2016 Mar 15; 342(2):159-65. PMID: 26988422.

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  • Published on 12/30/2015

    Zhang C, Shenk EM, Blaha LC, Ryu B, Alani RM, Cabodi M, Wong JY. A simple engineered platform reveals different modes of tumor-microenvironmental cell interaction. Biofabrication. 2016 Mar; 8(1):015001. PMID: 26716792.

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  • Published on 4/14/2015

    Alani RM, Cole PA, Yan G, Bowers EM. USE OF HISTONE ACETYLTRANSFERASE INHIBITORS AS NOVEL ANTI-CANCER THERAPIES. 2015.

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