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. 9 available »

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; . Link
2013
Chapman TJ, Emo JA, Knowlden SA, Rezaee F, Georas SN. "Pre-existing tolerance shapes the outcome of mucosal allergen sensitization in a murine model of asthma." J Immunol., J Immunol.. 2013; . Link
2012
Emo J, Meednu N, Chapman TJ, Rezaee F, Balys M, Randall T, Rangasamy T, Georas SN. "Lpa2 Is a Negative Regulator of Both Dendritic Cell Activation and Murine Models of Allergic Lung Inflammation." J Immunol.. 2012; . Link
2011
Rezaee F, Meednu N, Emo JA, Saatian B, Chapman TJ, Naydenov NG, De Benedetto A, Beck LA, Ivanov AI, Georas SN. "Polyinosinic:polycytidylic acid induces protein kinase D-dependent disassembly of apical junctions and barrier dysfunction in airway epithelial cells." J Allergy Clin Immunol.. 2011; . Link

Current Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Pediatrics, Pulmonary/Allergy (SMD) - Primary

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 Strong Memorial Hospital- GME Office07/01/2008 - 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