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Mehdi Rashighi Firoozabadi MD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUMass Chan Medical School
AddressUMass Chan Medical School
364 Plantation Street 1003
Worcester MA 01605
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    InstitutionMorningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    DepartmentImmunology and Microbiology Program

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    DepartmentInterdisciplinary Graduate Program

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    DepartmentTranslational Science

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    Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, , Iran (Islamic Republic Of)MD
    Tehran University of Medical Science, Iran MD05/2004Medicine
    University of Massachusetts Medical School , MA06/2019Dermatology

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    Interests: Autoimmune connective tissues diseases (cutaneous lupus, dermatomyositis, morphea) inflammatory skin diseases, translational research

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    1. Franciosi E, Blankenship K, Houk L, Rashighi M. Ovoid palatal patch: a clue to anti-TIF1? dermatomyositis. BMJ Case Rep. 2020 Apr 23; 13(4). PMID: 32332045.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. Richmond JM, Strassner JP, Rashighi M, Agarwal P, Garg M, Essien KI, Pell LS, Harris JE. Resident Memory and Recirculating Memory T Cells Cooperate to Maintain Disease in a Mouse Model of Vitiligo. J Invest Dermatol. 2019 04; 139(4):769-778. PMID: 30423329.
      Citations: 44     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    3. Rashighi M, Harris JE. Vitiligo Pathogenesis and Emerging Treatments. Dermatol Clin. 2017 Apr; 35(2):257-265. PMID: 28317534.
      Citations: 52     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    4. Strassner JP, Rashighi M, Ahmed Refat M, Richmond JM, Harris JE. Suction blistering the lesional skin of vitiligo patients reveals useful biomarkers of disease activity. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017 May; 76(5):847-855.e5. PMID: 28259440.
      Citations: 34     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    5. Rashighi M, Harris JE. Sampling Serum in Patients With Vitiligo to Measure Disease Activity in the Skin. JAMA Dermatol. 2016 11 01; 152(11):1187-1188. PMID: 27557448.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Rork JF, Rashighi M, Harris JE. Understanding autoimmunity of vitiligo and alopecia areata. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2016 08; 28(4):463-9. PMID: 27191524.
      Citations: 28     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    7. Rashighi M, Harris JE. Serum chemokines herald disease activity and treatment response in vitiligo patients. Br J Dermatol. 2016 Jun; 174(6):1190-1. PMID: 27317283.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. Strassner JP, Rashighi M, Harris JE. Melanocytes in psoriasis: convicted culprit or bullied bystander? Pigment Cell Melanoma Res. 2016 May; 29(3):261-3. PMID: 26929278.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    9. Harris JE, Rashighi M, Nguyen N, Jabbari A, Ulerio G, Clynes R, Christiano AM, Mackay-Wiggan J. Rapid skin repigmentation on oral ruxolitinib in a patient with coexistent vitiligo and alopecia areata (AA). J Am Acad Dermatol. 2016 Feb; 74(2):370-1. PMID: 26685721.
      Citations: 60     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Rashighi M, Harris JE. Interfering with the IFN-?/CXCL10 pathway to develop new targeted treatments for vitiligo. Ann Transl Med. 2015 Dec; 3(21):343. PMID: 26734651.
    11. Agarwal P, Rashighi M, Essien KI, Richmond JM, Randall L, Pazoki-Toroudi H, Hunter CA, Harris JE. Simvastatin prevents and reverses depigmentation in a mouse model of vitiligo. J Invest Dermatol. 2015 Apr; 135(4):1080-1088. PMID: 25521459.
      Citations: 30     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    12. Rashighi M, Agarwal P, Richmond JM, Harris TH, Dresser K, Su MW, Zhou Y, Deng A, Hunter CA, Luster AD, Harris JE. CXCL10 is critical for the progression and maintenance of depigmentation in a mouse model of vitiligo. Sci Transl Med. 2014 Feb 12; 6(223):223ra23. PMID: 24523323.
      Citations: 145     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    13. Malhotra N, Narayan K, Cho OH, Sylvia KE, Yin C, Melichar H, Rashighi M, Lefebvre V, Harris JE, Berg LJ, Kang J. A network of high-mobility group box transcription factors programs innate interleukin-17 production. Immunity. 2013 Apr 18; 38(4):681-93. PMID: 23562159.
      Citations: 83     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
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