Kiana Mahdaviani, PhD
Pre-Doctoral Trainee (Previously held)
Boston University School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences
Dept of 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. 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
     
  2. 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
     
  3. 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
     
  4. 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
     
  5. 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;
     
  6. Wikstrom JD, Mahdaviani K, Liesa M, Sereda SB, Si Y, Las G, Twig G, Petrovic N, Zingaretti C, Graham A, Cinti S, Corkey BE, Cannon B, Nedergaard J, Shirihai OS. Hormone-induced mitochondrial fission is utilized by brown adipocytes as an amplification pathway for energy expenditure. EMBO J. 2014 Mar 3; 33(5):418-36.View Related Profiles. PMID: 24431221; PMCID: PMC3983686; DOI: 10.1002/embj.201385014;
     

This graph shows the total number of publications by year, by first, middle/unknown, or last author.

Bar chart showing 6 publications over 4 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 2015 and 2018

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