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Bassem Shoucri


University of California, San Diego
B.S., 2009, Bioengineering-Premedical
M.S., 2010, Bioengineering


Bruce Blumberg
The endocrine disruptor tributyltin commits mesenchymal stem cells to the adipose lineage.
Taosheng Huang
Bruce Blumberg
Developmental Biology, Genetics, Toxicology, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology
We are interested in how prenatal exposure to chemicals in the environment can program disease risk later in life, particularly obesity and metabolic disease.
Shoucri BM, Blumberg B (2016). Chapter 20: Impact of Environmental Obesogens: Focus on Mechanisms Linking to Childhood Obesity In MI Goran (Ed.), Pediatric Handbook of Obesity 2nd Edition. In Press.

Vickers KC, Landstreet SR, Levin MG, Shoucri BM, Toth CL, Taylor RC, Palmisano BT, Tabet F, Cui HL, Rye KA, Sethupathy P, Remaley AT. MicroRNA-223 coordinates cholesterol homeostasis. PNAS. 2014 Oct;111(40):14518-23.

Tabet F, Vickers KC, Cuesta Torres LF, Wiese CB, Shoucri BM, Lambert G, Catherinet C, Prado-Lourenco L, Levin M, Thacker SG, Sethupathy P, Barter PJ, Remaley AT, Rye KA. HDL-transferred microRNA-223 regulates ICAM-1 expression in endothelial cells. Nature Communications. 2014 Feb;5:3292.

Esmailpour T, Riazifar H, Liu JL, Donkervoort S, Huang VH, Madaan S, Shoucri BM, Busch A, Wu J, Towbin A, Chadwick RB, Sequeira A, Vawter MP, Guoli S, Johnston JJ, Biesecker LG, Kawaguchi R, Sun H, Kimonis V, Huang T. A splice donor mutation in NAA10 results in the dysregulation of the retinoic acid signaling pathway and causes Lenz microphthalmia syndrome. Journal of Medical Genetics. 2014 Mar;51(3):185-96.

Vickers KC, Shoucri BM, Levin MG, Wu H, Pearson DS, Osei-Hwedieh DO, Collins FS, Remaley AT, Sethupathy P. MicroRNA-27b is a regulatory hub in lipid metabolism and is altered in dyslipidemia. Hepatology. 2013 Feb;57(2):533-42.

Vickers KC, Palmisano BT, Shoucri BM, Shamburek RD, Remaley AT. MicroRNAs are transported in plasma and delivered to recipient cells by high-density lipoproteins. Nature Cell Biology. 2011 Apr;13(4):423-33.

Shoucri BM, Edwards KM, Schmid-Schönbein GW, Mills PJ. Plasma-stimulated pseudopod formation is increased in patients with elevated blood pressure. Hypertension Research. 2011 Jun;34(6):787-9.


2016, Environmental Protection Agency Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellow
2015, American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellow
2013, Medical Education Student Service Award, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine
2012, Medical Education Student Service Award, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine
2010, Intramural Research Training Award, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health
2009, Magna cum laude, University of California, San Diego
2008, Phi Beta Kappa, University of California, San Diego

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