Barbara M. Schreiber, PhD

Associate Professor, Biochemistry & Cell Biology

Barbara Schreiber
72 E. Concord St Silvio Conte (K)


Research focuses on studying the role of inflammation on aortic smooth muscle cell function. A major focus has been studying the impact of acute phase serum amyloid A on the development of atherosclerosis. Most recently, efforts have been directed at evaluating the role of periodontal disease on the vasculature with an eye toward poor birth outcomes.

Dr. Schreiber is also the director of the graduate of studies in the Biochemistry department and co-PI on the Boston University Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BU’s BEST) award.

Other Positions

  • Member, Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research, Boston University
  • Member, Genome Science Institute, Boston University
  • Assistant Dean, Alumni Affairs, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
  • Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students), Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences


  • Boston University, PhD
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, BA

Classes Taught

  • GMSBI951
  • GMSBI952
  • GMSFC708
  • GMSFC951
  • GMSFC952
  • GMSOH751


  • Published on 7/15/2021

    Brandt PD, Sturzenegger Varvayanis S, Baas T, Bolgioni AF, Alder J, Petrie KA, Dominguez I, Brown AM, Stayart CA, Singh H, Van Wart A, Chow CS, Mathur A, Schreiber BM, Fruman DA, Bowden B, Wiesen CA, Golightly YM, Holmquist CE, Arneman D, Hall JD, Hyman LE, Gould KL, Chalkley R, Brennwald PJ, Layton RL. A cross-institutional analysis of the effects of broadening trainee professional development on research productivity. PLoS Biol. 2021 07; 19(7):e3000956. PMID: 34264929.

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  • Published on 1/28/2019

    Davies TA, Kaye E, Stahlberger M, Abbas M, Sarkis C, Reed L, Dunham L, Schreiber BM, Leone C, Mascarenhas AK. Improving Diversity of Dental Students Through the Boston University Master's of Oral Health Sciences Postbaccalaureate Program. J Dent Educ. 2019 Mar; 83(3):287-295. PMID: 30692183.

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  • Published on 3/3/2017

    Seidl SE, Pessolano LG, Bishop CA, Best M, Rich CB, Stone PJ, Schreiber BM. Toll-like receptor 2 activation and serum amyloid A regulate smooth muscle cell extracellular matrix. PLoS One. 2017; 12(3):e0171711. PMID: 28257481.

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  • Published on 9/20/2012

    Pessolano LG, Sullivan CP, Seidl SE, Rich CB, Liscum L, Stone PJ, Sipe JD, Schreiber BM. Trafficking of endogenous smooth muscle cell cholesterol: a role for serum amyloid A and interleukin-1ß. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2012 Nov; 32(11):2741-50. PMID: 22995521.

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  • Published on 10/22/2009

    Sullivan CP, Seidl SE, Rich CB, Raymondjean M, Schreiber BM. Secretory phospholipase A2, group IIA is a novel serum amyloid A target gene: activation of smooth muscle cell expression by an interleukin-1 receptor-independent mechanism. J Biol Chem. 2010 Jan 1; 285(1):565-75. PMID: 19850938.

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  • Published on 4/15/2008

    St Hilaire C, Yang D, Schreiber BM, Ravid K. B-Myb regulates the A(2B) adenosine receptor in vascular smooth muscle cells. J Cell Biochem. 2008 Apr 15; 103(6):1962-74. PMID: 17979185.

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  • Published on 1/9/2008

    Yang D, Koupenova M, McCrann DJ, Kopeikina KJ, Kagan HM, Schreiber BM, Ravid K. The A2b adenosine receptor protects against vascular injury. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Jan 15; 105(2):792-6. PMID: 18184815.

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  • Published on 12/3/2007

    Hurtado PA, Vora S, Sume SS, Yang D, St Hilaire C, Guo Y, Palamakumbura AH, Schreiber BM, Ravid K, Trackman PC. Lysyl oxidase propeptide inhibits smooth muscle cell signaling and proliferation. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2008 Feb 1; 366(1):156-61. PMID: 18060869.

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  • Published on 9/18/2006

    Xu Y, McDonald J, Perloff E, Butticè G, Schreiber BM, Smith BD. Collagen and major histocompatibility class II expression in mesenchymal cells from CIITA hypomorphic mice. Mol Immunol. 2007 Mar; 44(7):1709-21. PMID: 16982097.

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  • Published on 7/1/2006

    Yang D, Zhang Y, Nguyen HG, Koupenova M, Chauhan AK, Makitalo M, Jones MR, St Hilaire C, Seldin DC, Toselli P, Lamperti E, Schreiber BM, Gavras H, Wagner DD, Ravid K. The A2B adenosine receptor protects against inflammation and excessive vascular adhesion. J Clin Invest. 2006 Jul; 116(7):1913-23. PMID: 16823489.

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