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 School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences
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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 Jun 16; 1-16.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34134581
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
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
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;
Hwang J, Bank AM, Mortazavi F, Oakley DH, Frosch MP, Schmahmann JD. Spinal cord a-synuclein deposition associated with myoclonus in patients with MSA-C. Neurology. 2019 08 13; 93(7):302-309. PMID: 31405935; PMCID: PMC6715505; DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000007949;
Orczykowski ME, Calderazzo SM, Shobin E, Pessina MA, Oblak AL, Finklestein SP, Kramer BC, Mortazavi F, Rosene DL, Moore TL. Cell based therapy reduces secondary damage and increases extent of microglial activation following cortical injury. Brain Res. 2019 08 15; 1717:147-159.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30998931; PMCID: PMC6530569; DOI: 10.1016/j.brainres.2019.04.015;
Kubicki M, Baxi M, Pasternak O, Tang Y, Karmacharya S, Chunga N, Lyall AE, Rathi Y, Eckbo R, Bouix S, Mortazavi F, Papadimitriou G, Shenton ME, Westin CF, Killiany R, Makris N, Rosene DL. Lifespan Trajectories of White Matter Changes in Rhesus Monkeys. Cereb Cortex. 2019 04 01; 29(4):1584-1593.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29701751; PMCID: PMC6418383; DOI: 10.1093/cercor/bhy056;
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