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

PhD, Northeastern University
MS, Central Michigan University
BA, University of South Florida

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.

Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students)
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences

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  1. DeVries SA, Conner B, Dimovasili C, Moore TL, Medalla M, Mortazavi F, Rosene DL. Immune proteins C1q and CD47 may contribute to aberrant microglia-mediated synapse loss in the aging monkey brain that is associated with cognitive impairment. Geroscience. 2024 Apr; 46(2):2503-2519.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37989825; PMCID: PMC10828237; DOI: 10.1007/s11357-023-01014-x;
  2. Taylor EN, Huang N, Lin S, Mortazavi F, Wedeen VJ, Siamwala JH, Gilbert RJ, Hamilton JA. Lipid and smooth muscle architectural pathology in the rabbit atherosclerotic vessel wall using Q-space cardiovascular magnetic resonance. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2022 Dec 22; 24(1):74.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36544161; PMCID: PMC9773609; DOI: 10.1186/s12968-022-00897-7;
  3. Dimovasili C, Fair AE, Garza IR, Batterman KV, Mortazavi F, Moore TL, Rosene DL. Aging compromises oligodendrocyte precursor cell maturation and efficient remyelination in the monkey brain. Geroscience. 2023 Feb; 45(1):249-264.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35930094; PMCID: PMC9886778; DOI: 10.1007/s11357-022-00621-4;
  4. Nieder C, Rosene DL, Mortazavi F, Oblak AL, Ketten DR. Morphology and unbiased stereology of the lateral superior olive in the short-beaked common dolphin, Delphinus delphis (Cetacea, Delphinidae). J Morphol. 2022 04; 283(4):446-461.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35066941
  5. Eldridge SA, Mortazavi F, Rice FL, Ketten DR, Wiley DN, Lyman E, Reidenberg JS, Hanke FD, DeVreese S, Strobel SM, Rosene DL. Specializations of somatosensory innervation in the skin of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae). Anat Rec (Hoboken). 2022 03; 305(3):514-534.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35023618; DOI: 10.1002/ar.24856;
  6. Brooks C, Shaafi Kabiri N, Bhangu J, Cai X, Pickering E, Erb MK, Auerbach S, Bonato P, Moore TL, Mortazavi F, Thomas K. The impact of chronotype on circadian rest-activity rhythm and sleep characteristics across the week. Chronobiol Int. 2021 11; 38(11):1575-1590.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34134581
  7. Buldyrev SV, Meng X, Reese TG, Mortazavi F, Rosene DL, Stanley HE, Wedeen VJ. Diffusion interactions between crossing fibers of the brain. Magn Reson Med. 2021 07; 86(1):429-441.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33619754
  8. Ho RX, Amraei R, De La Cena KOC, Sutherland EG, Mortazavi F, Stein T, Chitalia V, Rahimi N. Loss of MINAR2 impairs motor function and causes Parkinson's disease-like symptoms in mice. Brain Commun. 2020; 2(1):fcaa047.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32954300; PMCID: PMC7425422; DOI: 10.1093/braincomms/fcaa047;
  9. Brooks C, Shaafi Kabiri N, Mortazavi F, Auerbach S, Bonato P, Erb MK, Czech M, Karlin D, Rolph T, Bhangu J, Thomas K. Variations in rest-activity rhythm are associated with clinically measured disease severity in Parkinson's disease. Chronobiol Int. 2020 05; 37(5):699-711.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31959001
  10. Ruan QT, Yazdani N, Blum BC, Beierle JA, Lin W, Coelho MA, Fultz EK, Healy AF, Shahin JR, Kandola AK, Luttik KP, Zheng K, Smith NJ, Cheung J, Mortazavi F, Apicco DJ, Ragu Varman D, Ramamoorthy S, Ash PEA, Rosene DL, Emili A, Wolozin B, Szumlinski KK, Bryant CD. A Mutation in Hnrnph1 That Decreases Methamphetamine-Induced Reinforcement, Reward, and Dopamine Release and Increases Synaptosomal hnRNP H and Mitochondrial Proteins. J Neurosci. 2020 01 02; 40(1):107-130.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31704785; PMCID: PMC6939476; DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1808-19.2019;
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700 Albany St Ctr for Adv Biomed Res
Boston MA 02118
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