Last Name

Hasmeena Kathuria, MD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DivisionPulmonary, Allergy, Sleep & Critical Care Medicine
Address72 E. Concord St Housman (R)
Boston MA 02118
Phone(617) 638-4860
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-9062-409X
Other Positions
TitleActive Staff Privileges
InstitutionBoston Medical Center
DivisionPulmonary, Allergy, Sleep & Critical Care Medicine

 Awards and Honors

2013-2013BUMC: L. Jack Faling Award for Excellence in Teaching, Boston University Pulmonary Center
2013-2015Department of Defense: DOD Lung Cancer Research Concept Award
2015-2015BUMC: BUMC Faculty Development and Diversity Award
2015-2015BU CTSI: BU CTSI Team Science Pilot Grant Program Award, Co-PI
2016-2016American Thoracic Society: ATS Assembly/Committee Project Award for Research Policy Statement development on Smoking Cessation
2016-2016American Thoracic Society: ATS Tobacco Action Committee, Appointment
 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Dr. Kathuria is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine. She attends in the Thoracic Oncology Center and specializes in the management and work-up of thoracic tumors. She sees pulmonary patients at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center. In addition, Dr. Kathuria is a member of the BMC Sleep Group with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders.

Dr. Kathuria’s research focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms of lung cancer metastasis. Using various mouse models of lung cancer with different propensities to metastasize, she studies the role of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in lung cancer, a necessary step that epithelial malignancies acquire to invade and metastasize.

She is a member of three research groups at the Pulmonary Center, the Epithelial Group, the Pulmonomics Group and the Lung Cancer Group.

Research special interests include:
-Alveolar Epithelial Cell Biology
-Molecular Biology of Lung Cancer Metastases

Clinical special interests include:
-General Pulmonary Medicine
-Critical Care Medicine
-Thoracic Oncology
-Sleep Medicine

 Self-Described Keywords
  • Researcher in epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT) and lung cancer metastases
  • Researcher and Clinician in Lung cancer
  • Specialist, Researcher, and Director of Tobacco Dependence Treatment
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Pulmonary and Critical Care
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  1. Gesthalter YB, Wiener RS, Kathuria H. A Call to Formalize Training in Tobacco Dependence Treatment for Pulmonologists. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016 Apr; 13(4):460-1. PMID: 27058182.
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  2. Kathuria H, Gesthalter Y, Spira A, Brody JS, Steiling K. Updates and controversies in the rapidly evolving field of lung cancer screening, early detection, and chemoprevention. Cancers (Basel). 2014; 6(2):1157-79. PMID: 24840047.
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  3. Boopathi E, Gomes CM, Goldfarb R, John M, Srinivasan VG, Alanzi J, Malkowicz SB, Kathuria H, Zderic SA, Wein AJ, Chacko S. Transcriptional repression of Caveolin-1 (CAV1) gene expression by GATA-6 in bladder smooth muscle hypertrophy in mice and human beings. Am J Pathol. 2011 May; 178(5):2236-51. PMID: 21514437.
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  4. Sloan KA, Marquez HA, Li J, Cao Y, Hinds A, O'Hara CJ, Kathuria S, Ramirez MI, Williams MC, Kathuria H. Increased PEA3/E1AF and decreased Net/Elk-3, both ETS proteins, characterize human NSCLC progression and regulate caveolin-1 transcription in Calu-1 and NCI-H23 NSCLC cell lines. Carcinogenesis. 2009 Aug; 30(8):1433-42. PMID: 19483189.
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  5. Kathuria H, Giri J, Nataraja KN, Murata N, Udayakumar M, Tyagi AK. Glycinebetaine-induced water-stress tolerance in codA-expressing transgenic indica rice is associated with up-regulation of several stress responsive genes. Plant Biotechnol J. 2009 Aug; 7(6):512-26. PMID: 19490479.
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  6. Kathuria H, Cao Y, Hinds A, Ramirez MI, Williams MC. ERM is expressed by alveolar epithelial cells in adult mouse lung and regulates caveolin-1 transcription in mouse lung epithelial cell lines. J Cell Biochem. 2007 Sep 1; 102(1):13-27. PMID: 17390339.
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  7. Kathuria H, Cao YX, Ramirez MI, Williams MC. Transcription of the caveolin-1 gene is differentially regulated in lung type I epithelial and endothelial cell lines. A role for ETS proteins in epithelial cell expression. J Biol Chem. 2004 Jul 16; 279(29):30028-36. PMID: 15138262.
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  8. Nasreen N, Mohammed KA, Hardwick J, Van Horn RD, Sanders K, Kathuria H, Loghmani F, Antony VB. Low molecular weight hyaluronan induces malignant mesothelioma cell (MMC) proliferation and haptotaxis: role of CD44 receptor in MMC proliferation and haptotaxis. Oncol Res. 2002; 13(2):71-8. PMID: 12392154.
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