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Ali Razmara

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Ali
Razmara
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UC Urvine
BS Chemistry
BS Biological Sciences
MD, PhD
2001

Research

Sue P. Duckles
Sex Hormones and Neurovascular Protection: Modulation of Inflammation and Mitochondrial Oxidative Stress
Sue P. Duckles
Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Physiology
1) X. Cai, A. Razmara, J. K.Paulus, K. Switkowski, P.J. Fariborz, S.D. Goryachev, L. D'Avolio, E. Feldmann, D.E. Thaler. Case misclassification in studies of spinal manipulation and arterial dissection. Annals Of Neurology 2013 (submitted).
2) A. Razmara, D. Mackay, S.L. Galetta, and S. Prasad. Periodic alternating nystagmus evident only in darkness. Neurology 2013 (in press).
3) C.R. Fehnel, A. Razmara, and S.K. Feske. Coma from wall suction induced CSF leak complicating spinal surgery. Neurology 2012 (submitted).
4) A. Razmara, L. Sunday, C. Stirone, X.B. Wang, D.N. Krause, S.P. Duckles, and V. Procaccio. Mitochondrial Effects of Estrogen are Mediated by Estrogen Receptor α in Brain Endothelial Cells. Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics 325: 782-790, 2008.
5) A. Razmara, D.N. Krause, S.P. Duckles, and V. Procaccio. Estrogen Suppresses Brain Mitochondrial Oxidative Stress in Female and Male Rats. Brain Research 1176C: 71-81, 2007.
6) A. Razmara, D.N. Krause, and S.P. Duckles. Testosterone Augments Endotoxin-mediated Cerebrovascular Inflammation in Male Rats. American Journal of Physiology: Heart and Circulatory Physiology 289: H1843-H1850, 2005.
7) D.J. Tobias, W.I-F. Kuo, A. Razmara and M. Tarek. (2003) Protein Hydration Water, in Water in Confining Geometries (Buch V and Devlin JP eds) pp 213-225, Springer, New York.
8) A. Razmara and D.J. Tobias. Hydration Dynamics of a Partially Unfolded Protein. The UCI Undergraduate Research Journal, volume III: 35-44, 2000.
1) D.E. Thaler, X. Cai, A. Razmara, K. Switkowski, S.D. Goryachev, L. D’Avolio, P.J. Fariborz, E. Feldman. Dissection in the Veterans' Administration (DIVA): Re-examining Spinal Manipulation and Cervical Artery Dissection. American Neurological Association Meeting. Boston, MA, 2012.
2) S.P. Duckles, D.N. Krause, V. Procaccio, A. Razmara. Effects of Estrogen on Mitochondrial Function in the Cerebral Circulation. 25th Conference of the European Society for Microcirculation: Integrating Vascular Biology and Medicine Basic and Clinical Science. Budapest, Hungary, 2008. Invited Oral Presentation.
3) A. Razmara, V. Procaccio, X.B. Wang, S.P. Duckles, D.N. Krause. Estrogen Receptor Suppression of Mitochondrial Superoxide Production in Human Brain Microvascular Endothelial Cells. Society for Neuroscience National Meeting in San Diego, CA, 2007.
4) A. Razmara, L. Sunday, D.N. Krause, S.P. Duckles, and V. Procaccio. Estrogen Decreases Mitochondrial ROS Production in Human Brain Endothelial Cells. American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics National Meeting at Experimental Biology in Washington, DC, 2007.
5) A. Razmara, V. Procaccio, D.N. Krause, and S.P. Duckles. Sex Hormone Modulation of Brain Mitochondrial ROS in Male and Female Rats: A Possible Mechanism for Neuroprotection. American Heart Association International Stroke Conference in San Francisco, CA, 2007. Selected Abstract.
6) D.N. Krause, A. Razmara, V. Procaccio, and S.P. Duckles. Estrogen Suppresses Brain Mitochondrial Oxidative Stress in Female and Male Rats. Mitochondrial and Oxidative Stress in Neurodegenerative Disorders. International Society for Neurochemistry. New York, NY, 2007.
7) V. Procaccio, A. Razmara, L. Sunday, C. Stirone, X.B. Wang, S.P. Duckles, and D.N. Krause. Estrogen Decreases Mitochondrial ROS Production in Human Brain Endothelial Cells. A Potential Mechanism of Cerebrovascular Protection? Mitochondrial and Oxidative Stress in Neurodegenerative Disorders. International Society for Neurochemistry. New York, NY, 2007.
8) S.P. Duckles, A. Razmara, D.N. Krause, V. Procaccio. Estrogen and Mitochondria: A New Paradigm for Vascular Protection? Sex and Gender in Cardiovascular-Renal Physiology and Pathophysiology. American Physiological Society Conference in Austin, TX, 2007. Invited Oral Presentation.
9) S.P. Duckles, A. Razmara, L. Sunday, C. Stirone, X.B. Wang, D.N. Krause, V. Procaccio. Estrogen Decreases Mitochondrial Oxidative Stress in Human Brain Microvascular Endothelial Cells. Sex and Gender in Cardiovascular-Renal Physiology and Pathophysiology. American Physiological Society Conference in Austin, TX, 2007.
10) A. Razmara, V. Procaccio, D.N. Krause, and S.P. Duckles. Sex Hormones Differentially Modulate Brain Mitochondrial Function in Rats. American Heart Association Western States Affiliate Young Investigator Forum in San Francisco, CA, 2006.
11) A. Razmara, V. Procaccio, D.N. Krause, and S.P. Duckles. Gonadal Hormones Modulate Mitochondrial Function in Male Rats. The 15th World Congress of Pharmacology. International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology in Beijing, China, 2006.
12) A. Razmara, V. Procaccio, D.N. Krause, and S.P. Duckles. Sex Steroids Differentially Modulate Mitochondrial Function in Male Rat Brain. 11th International Vascular Neuroeffector Mechanisms- Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Medicine Symposia in Shanghai-Suzhou, China, 2006. Selected Oral Presentation.
13) A. Razmara, V. Procaccio, D.N. Krause, and S.P. Duckles. Sex Steroids Differentially Modulate Mitochondrial Function in Male Rat Brain. 11th International Vascular Neuroeffector Mechanisms- Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Medicine Symposia in Shanghai-Suzhou, China, 2006.
14) V. Procaccio, C. Stirone, A. Razmara, L. Sunday, D.N. Krause, and S.P. Duckles. Effects of Estrogen on Mitochondrial Function in Cerebral Blood Vessels: Potential Mechanism for Vascular Protection. United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation in Atlanta, GA, 2006.
15) A. Razmara, V. Procaccio, D.N. Krause, and S.P. Duckles. Sex Hormones Regulate Mitochondrial Function in Male Rat Brain. American Society for Clinical Investigation, Association of American Physicians, and American Physician Scientists Association Annual Meetings in Chicago, IL, 2006.
16) A. Razmara, V. Procaccio, D.N. Krause, and S.P. Duckles. Sex Hormones Regulate Mitochondrial Function in Male Rat Brain. Central Society for Clinical Research, Midwestern Section of the American Federation for Medical Research, and American Physician Scientists Association Annual Meetings in Chicago, IL, 2006.
17) A. Razmara, V. Procaccio, D.N. Krause, and S.P. Duckles. Gonadal Steroids Differentially Modulate Mitochondrial Function in Male Rats. Science Conference of Sigma Chapter, Graduate Women in Science in Orange, CA, 2006.
18) L. Sunday, A. Razmara, C. Stirone, V. Procaccio, D.N. Krause, and S.P. Duckles. Estrogen Modulates Mitochondria-Dependent ROS Production in Human Brain Endothelial Cells. American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics National Meeting at Experimental Biology in San Francisco, CA, 2006.
19) A. Razmara, V. Procaccio, D.N. Krause, and S.P. Duckles. Sex Hormone Modulation of Mitochondrial Function: A Possible Mechanism for Neuroprotection. American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics National Meeting at Experimental Biology in San Francisco, CA, 2006.
20) A. Razmara, D.N. Krause, and S.P. Duckles. Gonadal Hormones Differentially Modulate Cerebrovascular Inflammation in Male Rats. Journal of Investigative Medicine, Vol. 54, Supplement 1, 231, Western Regional Meeting in Carmel, CA, 2006. Selected Oral Presentation.
21) A. Razmara, D.N. Krause, and S.P. Duckles. Testosterone Augments Cerebrovascular Inflammation in Male Rats. American Heart Association Western States Affiliate Young Investigator Forum in Irvine, CA, 2005. Honorable Recognition for Moderated Poster Presentation.
22) R.J. Gonzales, A. Razmara, D.N. Krause, and S.P. Duckles. Testosterone and Estrogen Modulate LPS-Induced Inflammation in Rat Cerebral Blood Vessels. American Heart Association Western States Affiliate Young Investigator Forum in Irvine, CA, 2005.
23) R.J. Gonzales, A. Razmara, L. Sunday, D.N. Krause, and S.P. Duckles. Gonadal Hormones Modulate Cerebrovascular Inflammation. Mechanisms of Vasolidation and EDHF in Antwerp, Belgium, 2005.
24) R.J. Gonzales, A. Razmara, L. Sunday, D.N. Krause, and S.P. Duckles. Gonadal Hormones Modulate Cerebrovascular Inflammation. Brain 2005 in Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2005.
25) A. Razmara, D.N. Krause, and S.P. Duckles. Testosterone Exacerbates Cerebrovascular Inflammation in Male Rats. American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics National Meeting at Experimental Biology in San Diego, CA, 2005.
26) A. Razmara, D.N. Krause, and S.P. Duckles. Testosterone Augments While Estrogen Suppresses Cerebrovascular Inflammation. Society for Neuroscience National Meeting in San Diego, CA, 2004.
27) A. Razmara, L. Sunday, D.N. Krause, and S.P. Duckles. Cerebral Vascular Inflammation: Effects of Estrogen and Testosterone. National M.D./Ph.D. Student Conference in Keystone, CO, 2004.
28) A. Razmara, L. Sunday, D.N. Krause, and S.P. Duckles. Cerebral Vascular Inflammation: Effects of Estrogen and Testosterone. American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics National Meeting at Experimental Biology in Washington, DC, 2004.
29) A. Razmara, D.N. Krause, and S.P. Duckles. Effects of Gonadal Steroids on Cerebral Vascular Inflammation. Science Conference of Sigma Chapter, Graduate Women in Science in Fullerton, CA, 2004.
30) A. Razmara and D.J. Tobias. Detailed Picosecond Dynamics of Molten Globule Protein States. National Beckman Scholars Research Symposium in Irvine, CA, 2001.
31) A. Razmara, I.-F.W. Kuo, D.J. Tobias, and M. Tarek. Hydration Dynamics of Partially Unfolded Proteins. American Chemical Society National Meeting in San Diego, CA, 2001.
32) A. Razmara and D.J. Tobias. Hydration Dynamics of Partially Unfolded Proteins. UC-Day representative for UCI in Sacramento, CA, 2001.
33) A. Razmara and A. Henschen-Edman. The Biochemical Basis of Blood Coagulation Defects in Diabetes. American Heart Association Roundtable Meeting in Irvine, CA, 2000.

Accolades

2013 – 2014
Vascular Neurology Fellow, Department of Neurology
Massachusetts General Hospital
Brigham and Women's Hospital-
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

2010 – 2013
Resident Physician, Department of Neurology
Massachusetts General Hospital
Brigham and Women's Hospital-
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

2009 – 2010
Resident Physician, Department of Medicine
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Honors and Awards
Graduation with Distinction in Research (2009)
Vincent P. Carroll, Jr. Memorial Research Award (2009)
Van Den Noort Award in Clinical Neurosciences (2009)
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, NIH (2008-2009)
M.D./Ph.D. Medical Scientist Training Program Outstanding Service Award (2006-2007)
Graduate Student Travel Award to Experimental Biology in Washington, DC (2007)
Graduate Student Best Abstract Award at Experimental Biology in Washington, DC (2007)
Travel Award to attend AHA Young Investigator Forum in San Francisco (2006)
Travel Award to 15th World Congress of Pharmacology (IUPHAR) in China (2006)
Young Investigators’ Award Competition selected abstract in Suzhou, China (2006)
Honorable Recognition for Moderated Poster Presentation at AHA Young Investigator Forum (2005)
UCI Outstanding Graduate Student Medal Fellowship (2004)
Graduate Student Travel Award to Experimental Biology in Washington, DC (2004)
Acceptance in NIH funded UCI M.D./Ph.D. Medical Scientist Training Program (2001)
Magna Cum Laude- Chemistry (2001)
Cum Laude- Biological Sciences (2001)
Departmental Honors in Chemistry (2001)
Laurence J. Mehlman Biological Sciences Prize (2001)
UCI Undergraduate Research Journal publication (2001)
Western Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship (2001)
Selected abstract for UCI research at UC-Day with California Legislators (2001)
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Scholars Research Fellowship (2000-2001)
John R. Miltner/Irvine Health Foundation Scholarship (2000-2001)
American Heart Association Summer Research Fellowship (2000)
Honors Program in Chemistry thesis (2000)
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program/President’s Fellowship (1999)
Dean’s Honor List for Biological Sciences and Chemistry (1996-2001)

Honors Societies
Phi Beta Kappa (2001)
Sigma Xi (research) (2001)
Biological Sciences Honor Society (2001)
Phi Lambda Upsilon (Chemistry) (2001)
Golden Key International Honor Society (1999)

Alumni

Neurology
Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Vascular Neurology (Stroke)
Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Boston, MA
Clinical fellow neurology (PGY-4)
2009

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