Paola Divieti Pajevic, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Molecular & Cell Biology

MD, University of Milan
PhD, University of Florence

Paola Divieti Pajevic, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology at the Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. She has held this position since 2015. Dr. Divieti Pajevic's current research interest is to understand the role of the Parathyroid Hormone (PTH) receptor, G-saplha and mechanical forces in osteocytes both in vivo and in vitro. For her past research she has received the prestigious John Haddad Young Investigator award.

Graduate Studies Director
Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Translational Dental Medicine

Bone Cell Core (Core C, Center for Skeletal Research)
06/19/2019 - 05/31/2024 (Subcontract PI)
Massachusetts General Hospital NIH NIAMS

Role of Gs-Dependent Signaling in Bone Homeostasis, Condylar Remodeling, and Enamel Mineralization
09/09/2020 - 08/31/2021 (Key Person)
Northeastern Society of Orthodontists

XLas Relative to Gsa in Bone and Mineral Ion Metabolism
01/28/2017 - 11/30/2020 (Subcontract PI)
Massachusetts General Hospital NIH NIDDK

Center for Skeletal Research - Core C
06/01/2015 - 05/31/2019 (Subcontract PI)
Massachusetts General Hospital NIH NIAMS

Effects of Abaloparatide on osteocytes responses to mechanical forces
05/21/2018 - 05/20/2019 (PI)
Radius Health, Inc.

Effects of Osteocyte Specific GsAlpha Signaling on Bone Mass and Hematopoiesis
08/01/2015 - 07/31/2017 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases

03/01/2015 - 02/28/2017 (Subcontract PI)
Center for the Advancement of Science in Space NASA

Osteocites and Mechano-Transduction
03/02/2015 - 08/31/2016 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases


Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2023 Bone Cells Analysis 5P30AR075042-05-5506
2022 Bone Cells Analysis 5P30AR075042-04-5506
2021 Bone Cells Analysis 5P30AR075042-03-5506 1
2020 Bone Cells Analysis 5P30AR075042-02-5506 1
2019 Bone Cells Analysis 1P30AR075042-01-5506 1
2018 Bone Cells and Signaling Core 5P30AR066261-05-6745 72
2017 Bone Cells and Signaling Core 5P30AR066261-04-6745 72
2016 Bone Cells and Signaling Core 5P30AR066261-03-6745 72
2015 Effects of osteocyte specific Gs alpha signaling on bone mass and hematopoiesis 7R01AR060221-05 14
2015 Bone Cells and Signaling Core 5P30AR066261-02-6745 72
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  1. Divieti Pajevic P. Bone and blood: IL-19 to the rescue. Blood. 2021 06 24; 137(25):3467-3468. PMID: 34165545
  2. Uda Y, Spatz JM, Hussein A, Garcia JH, Lai F, Dedic C, Fulzele K, Dougherty S, Eberle M, Adamson C, Misener L, Gerstenfeld L, Divieti Pajevic P. Global transcriptomic analysis of a murine osteocytic cell line subjected to spaceflight. FASEB J. 2021 05; 35(5):e21578.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33835498
  3. Divieti Pajevic P. New and Old Osteocytic Cell Lines and 3D Models. Curr Osteoporos Rep. 2020 10; 18(5):551-558. PMID: 32794140
  4. Ayturk UM, Scollan JP, Goz Ayturk D, Suh ES, Vesprey A, Jacobsen CM, Divieti Pajevic P, Warman ML. Single-Cell RNA Sequencing of Calvarial and Long-Bone Endocortical Cells. J Bone Miner Res. 2020 10; 35(10):1981-1991. PMID: 32427356; PMCID: PMC8265023; DOI: 10.1002/jbmr.4052;
  5. Azab E, Chandler KB, Uda Y, Sun N, Hussein A, Shuwaikan R, Lu V, Costello CE, McComb ME, Divieti Pajevic P. Osteocytes control myeloid cell proliferation and differentiation through Gsa-dependent and -independent mechanisms. FASEB J. 2020 08; 34(8):10191-10211.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32557809; PMCID: PMC7688590; DOI: 10.1096/fj.202000366R;
  6. Montagna G, Cristofaro F, Fassina L, Bruni G, Cucca L, Kochen A, Divieti Pajevic P, Bragdon B, Visai L, Gerstenfeld L. An in vivo Comparison Study Between Strontium Nanoparticles and rhBMP2. Front Bioeng Biotechnol. 2020; 8:499.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32612980; PMCID: PMC7308719; DOI: 10.3389/fbioe.2020.00499;
  7. He Q, Shumate LT, Matthias J, Aydin C, Wein MN, Spatz JM, Goetz R, Mohammadi M, Plagge A, Divieti Pajevic P, Bastepe M. A G protein-coupled, IP3/protein kinase C pathway controlling the synthesis of phosphaturic hormone FGF23. JCI Insight. 2019 09 05; 4(17). PMID: 31484825; PMCID: PMC6777913; DOI: 10.1172/jci.insight.125007;
  8. Sun N, Uda Y, Azab E, Kochen A, Santos RNCE, Shi C, Kobayashi T, Wein MN, Divieti Pajevic P. Effects of histone deacetylase inhibitor Scriptaid and parathyroid hormone on osteocyte functions and metabolism. J Biol Chem. 2019 06 21; 294(25):9722-9733.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31068415; PMCID: PMC6597811; DOI: 10.1074/jbc.RA118.007312;
  9. Fulzele K, Dedic C, Lai F, Bouxsein M, Lotinun S, Baron R, Divieti Pajevic P. Loss of Gsa in osteocytes leads to osteopenia due to sclerostin induced suppression of osteoblast activity. Bone. 2018 12; 117:138-148. PMID: 30266511; PMCID: PMC6207374; DOI: 10.1016/j.bone.2018.09.021;
  10. Dedic C, Hung TS, Shipley AM, Maeda A, Gardella T, Miller AL, Divieti Pajevic P, Kunkel JG, Rubinacci A. Calcium fluxes at the bone/plasma interface: Acute effects of parathyroid hormone (PTH) and targeted deletion of PTH/PTH-related peptide (PTHrP) receptor in the osteocytes. Bone. 2018 11; 116:135-143. PMID: 30053608; PMCID: PMC6158063; DOI: 10.1016/j.bone.2018.07.020;
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2013 Harvard Club of Australia: Australia-Harvard Fellowship
2013 Harvard Club of Australia: Australia-Harvard Fellowship
2003-2004 Harvard Medical School: Claflin Distinguished Scholar Award
2001 University of Utah: A L. Jee Memorial Young Investigator Award
2000 AIMM/ASBMR: John Haddad Young Investigator Award
1990-1994 Italian Minister for Scientific and Technologic Research: M.U.R.S.T Fellowship
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