Laertis Ikonomou, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
Pulmonary, Allergy, Sleep & Critical Care Medicine

PhD, Université catholique de Louvain

Research interests include:
-Lung developmental biology
-Lung Epithelial Lineage Specification
-Development of new platforms for stem cell expansion and differentiation

Center Faculty Member
Boston University School of Medicine
Center for Regenerative Medicine

Biomechanical Determinants of Lung Cell Fate in Pluripotent Stem Cells
09/01/2014 - 04/30/2019 (Multi-PI)
PI: Laertis Ikonomou, PhD
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Defining the genetic program of primordial lung progenitors
12/01/2015 - 11/30/2017 (PI)
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Defining the genetic program of primordial lung progenitors
12/21/2011 - 11/30/2015 (PI)
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

iPS cell modeling of ChILD syndrome caused by TTF1 mutations
01/31/2012 - 01/30/2014 (PI)
American Thoracic Society/ LUNGevity Foundation

Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Ikonomou L, Wagner DE, Turner L, Weiss DJ. Translating Basic Research into Safe and Effective Cell-based Treatments for Respiratory Diseases. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2019 Jun; 16(6):657-668. PMID: 30917290; DOI: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201812-890CME;.
  2. Cuende N, Rasko JEJ, Koh MBC, Dominici M, Ikonomou L. Cell, tissue and gene products with marketing authorization in 2018 worldwide. Cytotherapy. 2018 Nov; 20(11):1401-1413. PMID: 30366616; DOI: 10.1016/j.jcyt.2018.09.010;.
  3. Jamal M, Lewandowski SL, Lawton ML, Huang GT, Ikonomou L. Derivation and characterization of putative craniofacial mesenchymal progenitor cells from human induced pluripotent stem cells. Stem Cell Res. 2018 12; 33:100-109. PMID: 30340089; DOI: 10.1016/j.scr.2018.10.015;.
  4. Lenas P, Ikonomou L. Developmental engineering: design of clinically efficacious bioartificial tissues through developmental and systems biology. Sci China Life Sci. 2018 08; 61(8):978-981. PMID: 29951951; DOI: 10.1007/s11427-017-9255-3;.
  5. Wagner DE, Turner L, Panoskaltsis-Mortari A, Weiss DJ, Ikonomou L. Co-opting of by patient-funded studies. Lancet Respir Med. 2018 08; 6(8):579-581. PMID: 29934051; DOI: 10.1016/S2213-2600(18)30242-X;.
  6. Weiss DJ, Turner L, Levine AD, Ikonomou L. Medical societies, patient education initiatives, public debate and marketing of unproven stem cell interventions. Cytotherapy. 2018 02; 20(2):165-168. PMID: 29239793; DOI: 10.1016/j.jcyt.2017.10.002;.
  7. Serra M, Alysandratos KD, Hawkins F, McCauley KB, Jacob A, Choi J, Caballero IS, Vedaie M, Kurmann AA, Ikonomou L, Hollenberg AN, Shannon JM, Kotton DN. Pluripotent stem cell differentiation reveals distinct developmental pathways regulating lung- versus thyroid-lineage specification. Development. 2017 11 01; 144(21):3879-3893.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28947536.
  8. Unproven Stem Cell Treatments for Lung Disease-An Emerging Public Health Problem. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2017 Apr 01; 195(7):P13-P14. PMID: 28362195; DOI: 10.1164/rccm.1957P13;.
  9. Dame K, Cincotta S, Lang AH, Sanghrajka RM, Zhang L, Choi J, Kwok L, Wilson T, Kandula MM, Monti S, Hollenberg AN, Mehta P, Kotton DN, Ikonomou L. Thyroid Progenitors Are Robustly Derived from Embryonic Stem Cells through Transient, Developmental Stage-Specific Overexpression of Nkx2-1. Stem Cell Reports. 2017 Feb 14; 8(2):216-225.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28162994; DOI: 10.1016/j.stemcr.2016.12.024;.
  10. Wilson AA and Ikonomou L. Organ Regeneration Based on Developmental Biology (Tsuji T (ed.)). Development and Bioengineering of Lung Regeneration. Springer Singapore. Singapore. 2017; 237-257.
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In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

Embryonic stem cells
Lung Developmental Biology
Stem Cell Engineering

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