Shinobu Matsuura, DVM, PhD

Assistant Professor, Medicine

Shinobu Matsuura
700 Albany St Ctr for Adv Biomed Res


My career goal is to apply my knowledge in veterinary medicine to most effectively use animal models to develop therapies that can significant translational potential and potential to impact patient outcomes. I have a career-long interest in hematology research, which emerged from my experience treating canine patients with hematological malignancies. My major research focus is hematopoietic stem cell biology and the de-regulation of those processes in malignancy. My current project explores the potential to target stem cells in myeloproliferative neoplasms driven by the JAK2V617F mutation through integrins. Given the experience accumulated on therapeutic targeting of integrins, I am excited by the significant translational potential of this project.

I graduated School of Veterinary Medicine and completed Residency in Internal Medicine at the University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil. My training in research consists of a graduate degree at the University of Tokyo, Japan, under the guidance of Dr. Hajime Tsujimoto, and postdoctoral training at the laboratories of Dr. Dong-Er Zhang at the Scripps Research Institute and at the University of California, San Diego under a F32 award, and Dr. Katya Ravid at Boston University. I was promoted Instructor of Medicine at the Boston University Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine in 2016 and Assistant Professor in 2021. I am a PI of the career development SERCA K01 award, from the Office of Research Infrastructure (ORIP)/NIH, a training mechanism specifically designed for veterinarians pursuing basic research.


  • University of Tokyo, PhD
  • Universidade de São Paulo, DVM


  • Published on 1/2/2024

    Abbonante V, Karkempetzaki AI, Leon C, Krishnan A, Huang N, Di Buduo CA, Cattaneo D, Ward CM, Matsuura S, Guinard I, Weber J, De Acutis A, Vozzi G, Iurlo A, Ravid K, Balduini A. Newly identified roles for PIEZO1 mechanosensor in controlling normal megakaryocyte development and in primary myelofibrosis. Am J Hematol. 2024 Mar; 99(3):336-349. PMID: 38165047.

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  • Published on 7/8/2022

    Karagianni A, Matsuura S, Gerstenfeld LC, Ravid K. Inhibition of Osteoblast Differentiation by JAK2V617F Megakaryocytes Derived From Male Mice With Primary Myelofibrosis. Front Oncol. 2022; 12:929498. PMID: 35880162.

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  • Published on 12/21/2021

    Matsuura S, Balduini A, Onisto M. Editorial: Mechanisms of Cell Adhesion in Hematopoietic Stem Cells. Front Cell Dev Biol. 2021; 9:826554. PMID: 34993206.

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  • Published on 12/12/2021

    Yang X, Chitalia SV, Matsuura S, Ravid K. Integrins and their role in megakaryocyte development and function. Exp Hematol. 2022 02; 106:31-39. PMID: 34910941.

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  • Published on 9/15/2021

    Lim KH, Matsuura S, Xu B. Editorial: Novel Treatment Strategies for Myeloproliferative Neoplasms. Front Oncol. 2021; 11:762928. PMID: 34604100.

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  • Published on 8/20/2020

    Matsuura S, Thompson CR, Belghasem ME, Bekendam RH, Piasecki A, Leiva O, Ray A, Italiano J, Yang M, Merill-Skoloff G, Chitalia VC, Flaumenhaft R, Ravid K. Platelet Dysfunction and Thrombosis in JAK2V617F-Mutated Primary Myelofibrotic Mice. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2020 10; 40(10):e262-e272. PMID: 32814440.

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  • Published on 6/18/2020

    Matsuura S, Thompson CR, Ng SK, Ward CM, Karagianni A, Mazzeo C, Malara A, Balduini A, Ravid K. Adhesion to fibronectin via a5ß1 integrin supports expansion of the megakaryocyte lineage in primary myelofibrosis. Blood. 2020 06 18; 135(25):2286-2291. PMID: 32294178.

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  • Published on 10/21/2019

    Leiva O, Ng SK, Matsuura S, Chitalia V, Lucero H, Findlay A, Turner C, Jarolimek W, Ravid K. Novel lysyl oxidase inhibitors attenuate hallmarks of primary myelofibrosis in mice. Int J Hematol. 2019 Dec; 110(6):699-708. PMID: 31637674.

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  • Published on 9/18/2019

    Sano S, Wang Y, Yura Y, Sano M, Oshima K, Yang Y, Katanasaka Y, Min KD, Matsuura S, Ravid K, Mohi G, Walsh K. JAK2V617F -Mediated Clonal Hematopoiesis Accelerates Pathological Remodeling in Murine Heart Failure. JACC Basic Transl Sci. 2019 Oct; 4(6):684-697. PMID: 31709318.

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  • Published on 1/17/2018

    Kolachalama VB, Shashar M, Alousi F, Shivanna S, Rijal K, Belghasem ME, Walker J, Matsuura S, Chang GH, Gibson CM, Dember LM, Francis JM, Ravid K, Chitalia VC. Uremic Solute-Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor-Tissue Factor Axis Associates with Thrombosis after Vascular Injury in Humans. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2018 03; 29(3):1063-1072. PMID: 29343519.

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