Kiana Mahdaviani, PhD
Predoctoral Trainee (previously held)
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences
Nutrition and Metabolism

Accomplished researcher proficient in a broad spectrum of in vitro and in vivo techniques with expertise in studying integrated metabolic pathways, mitochondrial dynamics and energy expenditure at the cellular and systemic levels in order to develop therapeutic targets. Familiar with liver metabolic, rare genetic and toxicity disease models, as well as biodistribution studies.

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  1. Hara Y, Lemgart VT, Halland N, Mahdaviani K, Ribeil JA, Lessard S, Hicks A, Light DR. SGK1 inhibition induces fetal hemoglobin expression and delays polymerization in sickle erythroid cells. Blood Adv. 2023 Jun 13; 7(11):2317-2323.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36696461; PMCID: PMC10225891; DOI: 10.1182/bloodadvances.2022008710;
  2. Jafari N, Chen A, Kolla M, Pompa IR, Qiu Y, Yu R, Llevenes P, Ennis CS, Mori J, Mahdaviani K, Halpin M, Gignac GA, Heaphy CM, Monti S, Denis GV. Novel plasma exosome biomarkers for prostate cancer progression in co-morbid metabolic disease. Adv Cancer Biol Metastasis. 2022 Dec; 6.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36644690; PMCID: PMC9836031; DOI: 10.1016/j.adcanc.2022.100073;
  3. Shum M, Shintre CA, Althoff T, Gutierrez V, Segawa M, Saxberg AD, Martinez M, Adamson R, Young MR, Faust B, Gharakhanian R, Su S, Chella Krishnan K, Mahdaviani K, Veliova M, Wolf DM, Ngo J, Nocito L, Stiles L, Abramson J, Lusis AJ, Hevener AL, Zoghbi ME, Carpenter EP, Liesa M. ABCB10 exports mitochondrial biliverdin, driving metabolic maladaptation in obesity. Sci Transl Med. 2021 05 19; 13(594).View Related Profiles. PMID: 34011630; PMCID: PMC8300486; DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.abd1869;
  4. Miller N, Wolf D, Alsabeeh N, Mahdaviani K, Segawa M, Liesa M, Shirihai OS. High-Throughput Image Analysis of Lipid-Droplet-Bound Mitochondria. Methods Mol Biol. 2021; 2276:285-303.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34060050
  5. Veliova M, Ferreira CM, Benador IY, Jones AE, Mahdaviani K, Brownstein AJ, Desousa BR, Acín-Pérez R, Petcherski A, Assali EA, Stiles L, Divakaruni AS, Prentki M, Corkey BE, Liesa M, Oliveira MF, Shirihai OS. Blocking mitochondrial pyruvate import in brown adipocytes induces energy wasting via lipid cycling. EMBO Rep. 2020 12 03; 21(12):e49634.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33275313; PMCID: PMC7726774; DOI: 10.15252/embr.201949634;
  6. Benador IY, Veliova M, Mahdaviani K, Petcherski A, Wikstrom JD, Assali EA, Acín-Pérez R, Shum M, Oliveira MF, Cinti S, Sztalryd C, Barshop WD, Wohlschlegel JA, Corkey BE, Liesa M, Shirihai OS. Mitochondria Bound to Lipid Droplets Have Unique Bioenergetics, Composition, and Dynamics that Support Lipid Droplet Expansion. Cell Metab. 2018 04 03; 27(4):869-885.e6.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29617645; PMCID: PMC5969538; DOI: 10.1016/j.cmet.2018.03.003;
  7. Cardamone MD, Tanasa B, Cederquist CT, Huang J, Mahdaviani K, Li W, Rosenfeld MG, Liesa M, Perissi V. Mitochondrial Retrograde Signaling in Mammals Is Mediated by the Transcriptional Cofactor GPS2 via Direct Mitochondria-to-Nucleus Translocation. Mol Cell. 2018 03 01; 69(5):757-772.e7.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29499132; PMCID: PMC6022402; DOI: 10.1016/j.molcel.2018.01.037;
  8. Mahdaviani K, Benador IY, Su S, Gharakhanian RA, Stiles L, Trudeau KM, Cardamone M, Enríquez-Zarralanga V, Ritou E, Aprahamian T, Oliveira MF, Corkey BE, Perissi V, Liesa M, Shirihai OS. Mfn2 deletion in brown adipose tissue protects from insulin resistance and impairs thermogenesis. EMBO Rep. 2017 Jul; 18(7):1123-1138.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28539390; PMCID: PMC5887905; DOI: 10.15252/embr.201643827;
  9. Mahdaviani K, Benador I, Shirihai O. Assessment of Brown Adipocyte Thermogenic Function by High-throughput Respirometry. Bio Protoc. 2015 Nov 05; 5(21).View Related Profiles. PMID: 29770346; PMCID: PMC5951411; DOI: 10.21769/BioProtoc.1641;
  10. Mahdaviani K, Chess D, Wu Y, Shirihai O, Aprahamian TR. Autocrine effect of vascular endothelial growth factor-A is essential for mitochondrial function in brown adipocytes. Metabolism. 2016 Jan; 65(1):26-35.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26683794; PMCID: PMC4684900; DOI: 10.1016/j.metabol.2015.09.012;
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