Katya Ravid, DSc
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
Cardiovascular Medicine

PhD, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
DSc, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Platelet aggregation plays a central role in thrombosis and hemostasis, which are central to vascular disease. In the platelet lineage, the early committed cells undergo a unique cell cycle leading to the formation of polyploid megakaryocytes prior to their fragmentation into platelets. Our research focuses on mechanisms that regulate lineage commitment and the subsequent steps of cellular maturation of bone marrow cells into polyploid megakaryocytes. We reported that polyploidy also develops in aging vascular cells, and in other cell types under stress, and mechanisms of control of polyploidy and its relevance to disease states are investigated. An ongoing related project involves the molecular characterization of platelet and vascular adenosine receptors, and exploration of their role in cellular function and lineage development. The systems used include primary bone marrow cultures, as well as transgenic and knock out mouse models.

Boston University School of Medicine

Boston University School of Medicine
Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research

Boston University
BU Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Office

Director, Master of Science Program in Biomedical Research
Boston University School of Medicine

Mentor for Graduate Medical Students
Boston University School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences

Center Faculty Member
Boston University School of Medicine
Cardiovascular Institute (Whitaker)

2016 Fulbright : Fulbright Research Scholar Award
2016-2017 Aarhus University, Denmark : International Advisory Board
2014 Weizmann Institute: Weizmann Institute Professorship Award
2014 American Association for the Advancement of Science: Elected Fellow
2013 Boston University School of Medicine: Robert Dawson Evans Special Recognition Teaching Award
2013-2016 American Society of Hematology: Chair, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology Scientific Committee
2011-2013 Gordon Research Conference-Cell Biology of Megakaryocytes and Platelets: Vice Chair & Chair
2009 University of Sydney : International Visiting Professor Fellowship Award
2006 Boston University School of Medicine : Educator of the Year Award, Graduate Medical Sciences
2000-2005 American Heart Association: Established Investigator Award
1997 American Heart Association: Grant-In-Aid Award for Young Investigators
1987 Weizmann Institute: Weizmann Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
1982 Technion: Gutwirth Prize for Outstanding Graduate Students

A path to thrombosis in primary myelofibrosis
12/24/2017 - 11/30/2021 (PI)
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Mechanism of Bone Marrow Neoplasm-Induced Osteosclerosis
05/01/2018 - 04/30/2020 (Multi-PI)
PI: Katya Ravid, DSc
NIH/National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases

Training Program in Cardiovascular Biology: Pre-Doctoral
12/01/2014 - 11/30/2019 (PI)
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Lysyl Oxidase Pharmacological Inhibition of Bone Marow Fibrosis
03/01/2016 - 10/31/2019 (PI)

Mechanisms Regulating Megakaryocyte Development
04/01/2012 - 09/30/2017 (PI)
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Nanoplatforms for Imaging Bone Marrow Fibrosis
10/01/2014 - 09/30/2016 (PI)
MPN Research Foundation

Mechanisms Regulating Megakaryocte Development
04/01/2012 - 03/31/2016 (PI)
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Training in Cardiovascular Biology: PREDOCTORAL
07/01/2001 - 11/30/2014 (PI)
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Training in Cardiovascular Biology: Predoctoral
07/01/2011 - 06/30/2014 (PI)
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Adenosine Receptors and Atherogenesis
04/01/2009 - 03/31/2014 (PI)
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2019 A path to thrombosis in primary myelofibrosis 5R01HL136363-02 1
2019 Training Program in Cardiovascular Biology: Pre-Doctoral 5T32HL007969-15 51
2018 Mechanism of Bone Marrow Neoplasm-Induced Osteosclerosis 1R21AR072748-01
2018 A path to thrombosis in primary myelofibrosis 1R01HL136363-01A1 1
2018 Training Program in Cardiovascular Biology: Pre-Doctoral 5T32HL007969-14 51
2017 Training Program in Cardiovascular Biology: Pre-Doctoral 5T32HL007969-13 51
2016 Training Program in Cardiovascular Biology: Pre-Doctoral 5T32HL007969-12 51
2015 Mechanisms Regulating Megakaryocyte Development 5R01HL080442-09 19
2015 Training Program in Cardiovascular Biology: Pre-Doctoral 2T32HL007969-11 51
2014 Mechanisms Regulating Megakaryocyte Development 5R01HL080442-08 19
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  1. Li HM, Jang JH, Jung JS, Shin J, Park CO, Kim YJ, Ahn WG, Nam JS, Hong CW, Lee J, Jung YJ, Chen JF, Ravid K, Lee HT, Huh WK, Kabarowski JH, Song DK. G2A Protects Mice against Sepsis by Modulating Kupffer Cell Activation: Cooperativity with Adenosine Receptor 2b. J Immunol. 2019 Jan 15; 202(2):527-538. PMID: 30530591.
  2. Artuz CM, Knights AJ, Funnell APW, Gonda TJ, Ravid K, Pearson RCM, Quinlan KGR, Crossley M. Partial reprogramming of heterologous cells by defined factors to generate megakaryocyte lineage-restricted biomolecules. Biotechnol Rep (Amst). 2018 Dec; 20:e00285. PMID: 30364711.
  3. Koupenova M, Ravid K. Biology of Platelet Purinergic Receptors and Implications for Platelet Heterogeneity. Front Pharmacol. 2018; 9:37. PMID: 29441021.
  4. 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 Mar; 29(3):1063-1072.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29343519; DOI: 10.1681/ASN.2017080929;.
  5. Leiva O, Leon C, Kah Ng S, Mangin P, Gachet C, Ravid K. The role of extracellular matrix stiffness in megakaryocyte and platelet development and function. Am J Hematol. 2018 Mar; 93(3):430-441. PMID: 29247535.
  6. Shashar M, Belghasem ME, Matsuura S, Walker J, Richards S, Alousi F, Rijal K, Kolachalama VB, Balcells M, Odagi M, Nagasawa K, Henderson JM, Gautam A, Rushmore R, Francis J, Kirchhofer D, Kolandaivelu K, Sherr DH, Edelman ER, Ravid K, Chitalia VC. Targeting STUB1-tissue factor axis normalizes hyperthrombotic uremic phenotype without increasing bleeding risk. Sci Transl Med. 2017 Nov 22; 9(417).View Related Profiles. PMID: 29167396; DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aam8475;.
  7. Ravid K, Seta F, Center D, Waters G, Coleman D. Catalyzing Interdisciplinary Research and Training: Initial Outcomes and Evolution of the Affinity Research Collaboratives Model. Acad Med. 2017 Oct; 92(10):1399-1405.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28445220.
  8. Zhang A, Rijal K, Ng SK, Ravid K, Chitalia V. A mass spectrometric method for quantification of tryptophan-derived uremic solutes in human serum. J Biol Methods. 2017; 4(3).View Related Profiles. PMID: 29707597.
  9. Gordon CE, Chitalia VC, Sloan JM, Salant DJ, Coleman DL, Quillen K, Ravid K, Francis JM. Thrombotic Microangiopathy: A Multidisciplinary Team Approach. Am J Kidney Dis. 2017 Nov; 70(5):715-721.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28720207.
  10. Abbonante V, Chitalia V, Rosti V, Leiva O, Matsuura S, Balduini A, Ravid K. Upregulation of lysyl oxidase and adhesion to collagen of human megakaryocytes and platelets in primary myelofibrosis. Blood. 2017 08 10; 130(6):829-831.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28592432.
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Adenosine Receptors
Blood Cells
Cell Cycle Control
Hematopoietic Stem Cells
Vascular Biology
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