Sarah Mazzilli, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
Computational Biomedicine

PhD, University at Buffalo
MS, University at Buffalo




Investigating the molecular events associated with the progression of premalignant squamous lung lesions for targeted chemoprevention.

Lung cancer kills more individuals in the United States annually than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined. Reduction of lung cancer mortality may be achieved by identification of those at the high risk of developing cancer, in addition to finding effective agents in which to intervene in the process. There has been limited success of candidate chemopreventive agents in lung cancer as most have selected based on work in pre-clinical models that do not adequately represent the precancerous and early stage lesions that are the focus in clinical chemoprevention trials for lung cancer. The interests of our laboratory involve developing models to aid in the understanding of the epithelial and immune modulations that are involved in the progression and regression of premalignant squamous lesions to frank lung squamous cell carcinoma with a particular focus on identifying and testing targeted agents on appropriate models that allow for translation to clinical intervention studies. To do this the our lab utilized novel single cell and multiplex imaging technologies to characterize the immune and epithelial alterations enabling lung carcinogenesis and study mechanisms to intercept this process. Our lab also works closely with members of the section of Computational Biomedicine as well as national and international collaborators on the Pre-Cancer Genome Atlas (PCGA) and the NCI- Human Tumor Atlas leading the effort to further understand the molecular underpinnings of lung cancer development to advance early detection and intervention.

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Boston University
Genome Science Institute


Member
Boston University
BU-BMC Cancer Center


Member
Boston University
Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research




Lung Pre-Cancer Atlas (PCA) Cohort Registry
01/01/2019 - 12/31/2024 (Multi-PI)
PI: Sarah Mazzilli, PhD
Johnson & Johnson


Pre-Cancer Genome Atlas 2.0 (PCGA 2.0)
12/22/2017 - 12/22/2022 (PI)
Janssen Research & Development, LLC


Developing in vitro systems of Jung squamous carcinoma for drug discovery
01/22/2018 - 01/21/2022 (PI)
Janssen Research & Development, LLC


Characterization a Mouse Model of Lung Squamous Premalignancy & Pre-Clinical Intervention Studies
12/22/2017 - 12/21/2021 (PI)
Janssen Research & Development, LLC




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  1. Xu K, Shi X, Husted C, Hong R, Wang Y, Ning B, Sullivan T, Rieger-Christ K, Duan F, Marques H, Gower A, Xiao X, Liu H, Liu G, Duclos G, Platt M, Spira A, Mazzilli S, Billatos E, Lenburg M, Campbell J, Beane J. Smoking Modulates Different Secretory Subpopulations Expressing SARS-CoV-2 Entry Genes in the Nasal and Bronchial Airways. Res Sq. 2021 Oct 28.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34729557; PMCID: PMC8562543; DOI: 10.21203/rs.3.rs-887718/v1;
     
  2. Beni A, Mazzilli S, Bellino E, Costagliola G, Ferretti E, Lopalco PL, Tavoschi L, Peroni DG. Uptake of Vaccinations among Children with Chronic Diseases Is Affected by Knowledge Gaps and Implementation Challenges in Italy. Vaccines (Basel). 2021 Oct 20; 9(11). PMID: 34835148; PMCID: PMC8623218; DOI: 10.3390/vaccines9111217;
     
  3. Maoz A, Merenstein C, Koga Y, Potter A, Gower AC, Liu G, Zhang S, Liu H, Stevenson C, Spira A, Reid ME, Campbell JD, Mazzilli SA, Lenburg ME, Beane J. Elevated T cell repertoire diversity is associated with progression of lung squamous cell premalignant lesions. J Immunother Cancer. 2021 09; 9(9).View Related Profiles. PMID: 34580161; PMCID: PMC8477334; DOI: 10.1136/jitc-2021-002647;
     
  4. Jaleel Z, Blasberg E, Troiano C, Montanaro P, Mazzilli S, Gertje HP, Crossland NA, Platt M, Spiegel J. Association of vaping with decreased vascular endothelial growth factor expression and decreased microvessel density in cutaneous wound healing tissue in rats. Wound Repair Regen. 2021 Nov; 29(6):1024-1034.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34129265
     
  5. Tilston-Lunel A, Mazzilli S, Kingston NM, Szymaniak AD, Hicks-Berthet J, Kern JG, Abo K, Reid ME, Perdomo C, Wilson AA, Spira A, Beane J, Varelas X. Aberrant epithelial polarity cues drive the development of precancerous airway lesions. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2021 05 04; 118(18).View Related Profiles. PMID: 33903236; PMCID: PMC8106308; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2019282118;
     
  6. Engler AE, Ysasi AB, Pihl RMF, Villacorta-Martin C, Heston HM, Richardson HMK, Thapa BR, Moniz NR, Belkina AC, Mazzilli SA, Rock JR. Airway-Associated Macrophages in Homeostasis and Repair. Cell Rep. 2020 12 29; 33(13):108553.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33378665; PMCID: PMC8026077; DOI: 10.1016/j.celrep.2020.108553;
     
  7. Rozenblatt-Rosen O, Regev A, Oberdoerffer P, Nawy T, Hupalowska A, Rood JE, Ashenberg O, Cerami E, Coffey RJ, Demir E, Ding L, Esplin ED, Ford JM, Goecks J, Ghosh S, Gray JW, Guinney J, Hanlon SE, Hughes SK, Hwang ES, Iacobuzio-Donahue CA, Jané-Valbuena J, Johnson BE, Lau KS, Lively T, Mazzilli SA, Pe'er D, Santagata S, Shalek AK, Schapiro D, Snyder MP, Sorger PK, Spira AE, Srivastava S, Tan K, West RB, Williams EH. The Human Tumor Atlas Network: Charting Tumor Transitions across Space and Time at Single-Cell Resolution. Cell. 2020 04 16; 181(2):236-249.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32302568; PMCID: PMC7376497; DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2020.03.053;
     
  8. Duclos GE, Teixeira VH, Autissier P, Gesthalter YB, Reinders-Luinge MA, Terrano R, Dumas YM, Liu G, Mazzilli SA, Brandsma CA, van den Berge M, Janes SM, Timens W, Lenburg ME, Spira A, Campbell JD, Beane J. Characterizing smoking-induced transcriptional heterogeneity in the human bronchial epithelium at single-cell resolution. Sci Adv. 2019 12; 5(12):eaaw3413.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31844660; PMCID: PMC6905872; DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aaw3413;
     
  9. Beane JE, Mazzilli SA, Campbell JD, Duclos G, Krysan K, Moy C, Perdomo C, Schaffer M, Liu G, Zhang S, Liu H, Vick J, Dhillon SS, Platero SJ, Dubinett SM, Stevenson C, Reid ME, Lenburg ME, Spira AE. Molecular subtyping reveals immune alterations associated with progression of bronchial premalignant lesions. Nat Commun. 2019 04 23; 10(1):1856.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31015447; PMCID: PMC6478943; DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-09834-2;
     
  10. Jin C, Lagoudas GK, Zhao C, Bullman S, Bhutkar A, Hu B, Ameh S, Sandel D, Liang XS, Mazzilli S, Whary MT, Meyerson M, Germain R, Blainey PC, Fox JG, Jacks T. Commensal Microbiota Promote Lung Cancer Development via ?d T Cells. Cell. 2019 02 21; 176(5):998-1013.e16. PMID: 30712876; PMCID: PMC6691977; DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2018.12.040;
     
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