Fariba Rezaee, M.D.

Fariba Rezaee, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, 667
Rochester, NY 14642

Research Bio

Regulation of airway epithelial barrier is one of the new frontiers in mucosal biology with relevance to respiratory viral infections and asthma. I am interested in understanding the mechanisms involved in the airway epithelial barrier dysfunction induced by allergens, viruses, and other pathogens. Currently my lab studies the effect of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) infection on airway epithelial tight junction. Defining the mechanisms by which RSV disrupts epithelial structure and function should enhance our understanding of the association between respiratory viral infections, airway inflammation, and allergen sensitization.

Awards & Honors (National)

Fellows Track Travel Award | American Thoracic Society | Denver, Colorada 2011
T32HD057821 Department of Pediatrics: | Department of Pediatrics, University of Rochester Medical Center | Rochester, New York 2010 - 2011

Awards & Honors (Local)

Bradford Post-Doctoral Fellowship Award | Department of Pediatrics, University of Rochester Medical Center | Rochester, New York 2010 - 2011
Respiratory Disease Young Investigaotrs' Forum Award | St. Antonio, Texas 2010
Annual Respiratory Disease Young Investigators' Forum award | St. Antonio, Texas 2010
Bradford Post-Doctoral Fellowship Award | Department of Pediatrics, University of Rochester | Rochester, New York 2009 - 2010

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 12 available »

2014
Rezaee F; Georas SN. "Breaking barriers. New insights into airway epithelial barrier function in health and disease. PMCID: PMC in progress". Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2014; 50 (5): 857-69.
2014
Georas SN; Rezaee F. "Epithelial Barrier Function: At the Frontline of Asthma Immunology and Allergic Airway Inflammation. ." J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2014; 134(3):509-520. PMID: 25085341.
2014
Knowlden SA; Capece T; Popovic M; Chapman TJ; Rezaee F; Kim M; and Georas S. "Regulation of T cell motility in vitro and in vivo by LPA and LPA2. PLoS One." 2014; .
2013
Saatian B; Rezaee F; Desando S; Emo J; Chapman T; Knowlden S; Georas SN. "Interleukin-4 and interleukin-13 cause barrier dysfunction in human airway epithelial cells." Tissue Barriers. 2013; 1(2). Link
2013
Rezaee F, Desando SA, Ivanov AI, Chapman TJ, Knowlden SA, Beck LA, Georas SN. "Sustained Protein Kinase D Activation Mediates Respiratory Syncytial Virus-Induced Airway Barrier Disruption." J Virol. 2013; .

Specialties

Pediatric Pulmonology - American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics

Education

MD | Medicine | Isfahan University of Medical Sciences1994

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Pediatric Pulmonology at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/2008 - 06/30/2011
Fellowship at West Virginia University Hospitals07/01/2006 - 06/30/2008
Residency in Pediatrics at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Children Hospital of New Jersey07/01/2003 - 06/30/2006
Residency in Pediatrics at Isfahan University of Medical Sciences09/23/1994 - 09/22/1997
Internship in Pediatrics at Isfahan University of Medical Sciences09/23/1994 - 09/22/1995