Farzad Mortazavi, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Anatomy & Neurobiology

PhD, Northeastern University
MS, Central Michigan University



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.
Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Mortazavi F, Romano SE, Rosene DL, Rockland KS. A Survey of White Matter Neurons at the Gyral Crowns and Sulcal Depths in the Rhesus Monkey. Front Neuroanat. 2017; 11:69.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28860975.
  2. Shobin E, Bowley MP, Estrada LI, Heyworth NC, Orczykowski ME, Eldridge SA, Calderazzo SM, Mortazavi F, Moore TL, Rosene DL. Microglia activation and phagocytosis: relationship with aging and cognitive impairment in the rhesus monkey. Geroscience. 2017 Apr; 39(2):199-220.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28238188; DOI: 10.1007/s11357-017-9965-y;.
  3. Mortazavi F, Oblak AL, Morrison WZ, Schmahmann JD, Stanley HE, Wedeen VJ, Rosene DL. Geometric Navigation of Axons in a Cerebral Pathway: Comparing dMRI with Tract Tracing and Immunohistochemistry. Cereb Cortex. 2017 Feb 16; 1-14.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28203748; DOI: 10.1093/cercor/bhx034;.
  4. Estrada LI, Robinson AA, Amaral AC, Giannaris EL, Heyworth NC, Mortazavi F, Ngwenya LB, Roberts DE, Cabral HJ, Killiany RJ, Rosene DL. Evaluation of Long-Term Cryostorage of Brain Tissue Sections for Quantitative Histochemistry. J Histochem Cytochem. 2017 Mar; 65(3):153-171.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28080173; DOI: 10.1369/0022155416686934;.
  5. Richter F, Gabby L, McDowell KA, Mulligan CK, De La Rosa K, Sioshansi PC, Mortazavi F, Cely I, Ackerson LC, Tsan L, Murphy NP, Maidment NT, Chesselet MF. Effects of decreased dopamine transporter levels on nigrostriatal neurons and paraquat/maneb toxicity in mice. Neurobiol Aging. 2017 Mar; 51:54-66. PMID: 28038352; DOI: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2016.11.015;.
  6. Mortazavi F, Wang X, Rosene DL, Rockland KS. White Matter Neurons in Young Adult and Aged Rhesus Monkey. Front Neuroanat. 2016; 10:15.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26941613; PMCID: PMC4761867; DOI: 10.3389/fnana.2016.00015;.
  7. Farzad Mortazavi, Van J. Wedeen, Douglas L. Rosene. Axons and Brain Architecture; Edited by Kathleen S. Rockland. Chapter 17: Neuroanatomical Techniques for Analysis of Axonal Trajectories in the Cerebral Cortex of the Rhesus Monkey. Elsevier. Cambridge, MA. 2015; 349-366.
  8. Richter F, Fleming SM, Watson M, Lemesre V, Pellegrino L, Ranes B, Zhu C, Mortazavi F, Mulligan CK, Sioshansi PC, Hean S, De La Rosa K, Khanna R, Flanagan J, Lockhart DJ, Wustman BA, Clark SW, Chesselet MF. A GCase chaperone improves motor function in a mouse model of synucleinopathy. Neurotherapeutics. 2014 Oct; 11(4):840-56. PMID: 25037721; PMCID: PMC4391384; DOI: 10.1007/s13311-014-0294-x;.
  9. Boaks A, Siwek D, Mortazavi F. The temporal degradation of bone collagen: A histochemical approach. Forensic Sci Int. 2014 Jul; 240:104-10.View Related Profiles. PMID: 24836839; DOI: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2014.04.008;.
  10. Wedeen VJ, Rosene DL, Wang R, Dai G, Mortazavi F, Hagmann P, Kaas JH, Tseng WY. Response to comment on "the geometric structure of the brain fiber pathways". Science. 2012 Sep 28; 337(6102):1605.View Related Profiles. PMID: 23019633; PMCID: PMC3733383.
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