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Rachael Sirianni PhD

InstitutionUMass Chan Medical School
DepartmentNeurological Surgery
AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Ave North
Worcester MA 01605
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    InstitutionT.H. Chan School of Medicine
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    InstitutionMorningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
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    DepartmentInterdisciplinary Graduate Program

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    DepartmentMillennium MD/PhD Program

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    InstitutionMorningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    DepartmentTranslational Science

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    Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, United StatesBEBioengineering
    Yale University, New Haven, CT, United StatesMSBiomedical Engineering
    Yale University, New Haven, CT, United StatesPHDBiomedical Engineering

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    1. Heffernan JM, McNamara JB, Vernon BL, Mehta S, Sirianni RW. PNJ scaffolds promote microenvironmental regulation of glioblastoma stem-like cell enrichment and radioresistance. Biomater Sci. 2022 Feb 01; 10(3):819-833. PMID: 34994746.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    2. Bell LC, Fuentes AE, Healey DR, Chao R, Bakkar N, Sirianni RW, Medina DX, Bowser RP, Ladha SS, Semmineh NB, Stokes AM, Quarles CC. Longitudinal evaluation of myofiber microstructural changes in a preclinical ALS model using the transverse relaxivity at tracer equilibrium (TRATE): A preliminary study. Magn Reson Imaging. 2022 01; 85:217-221. PMID: 34715291.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    3. Chaudhuri S, Fowler MJ, Baker C, Stopka SA, Regan MS, Sablatura L, Broughton CW, Knight BE, Stabenfeldt SE, Agar NYR, Sirianni RW. ?-Cyclodextrin-poly (?-Amino Ester) Nanoparticles Are a Generalizable Strategy for High Loading and Sustained Release of HDAC Inhibitors. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2021 May 12; 13(18):20960-20973. PMID: 33905245.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    4. Prakapenka AV, Pe?a VL, Strouse I, Northup-Smith S, Schrier A, Ahmed K, Bimonte-Nelson HA, Sirianni RW. Intranasal 17?-Estradiol Modulates Spatial Learning and Memory in a Rat Model of Surgical Menopause. Pharmaceutics. 2020 Dec 17; 12(12). PMID: 33348722.
    5. Prakapenka AV, Quihuis AM, Carson CG, Patel S, Bimonte-Nelson HA, Sirianni RW. Poly(lactic-co-glycolic Acid) Nanoparticle Encapsulated 17?-Estradiol Improves Spatial Memory and Increases Uterine Stimulation in Middle-Aged Ovariectomized Rats. Front Behav Neurosci. 2020; 14:597690. PMID: 33424559.
    6. Sandberg DI, Kharas N, Yu B, Janssen CF, Trimble A, Ballester LY, Patel R, Mohammad AS, Elmquist WF, Sirianni RW. High-dose MTX110 (soluble panobinostat) safely administered into the fourth ventricle in a nonhuman primate model. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2020 May 01; 26(2):127-135. PMID: 32357333.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    
    7. Medina DX, Chung EP, Teague CD, Bowser R, Sirianni RW. Intravenously Administered, Retinoid Activating Nanoparticles Increase Lifespan and Reduce Neurodegeneration in the SOD1G93A Mouse Model of ALS. Front Bioeng Biotechnol. 2020; 8:224. PMID: 32292776.
    8. Fowler MJ, Cotter JD, Knight BE, Sevick-Muraca EM, Sandberg DI, Sirianni RW. Intrathecal drug delivery in the era of nanomedicine. Adv Drug Deliv Rev. 2020; 165-166:77-95. PMID: 32142739.
      Citations: 36     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    9. Chung EP, Cotter JD, Prakapenka AV, Cook RL, DiPerna DM, Sirianni RW. Targeting Small Molecule Delivery to the Brain and Spinal Cord via Intranasal Administration of Rabies Virus Glycoprotein (RVG29)-Modified PLGA Nanoparticles. Pharmaceutics. 2020 Jan 24; 12(2). PMID: 31991664.
    10. Householder KT, Dharmaraj S, Sandberg DI, Wechsler-Reya RJ, Sirianni RW. Fate of nanoparticles in the central nervous system after intrathecal injection in healthy mice. Sci Rep. 2019 08 29; 9(1):12587. PMID: 31467368.
      Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    11. Sandberg DI, Yu B, Patel R, Hagan J, Miesner E, Sabin J, Smith S, Fletcher S, Shah MN, Sirianni RW, Taylor MD. Infusion of 5-Azacytidine (5-AZA) into the fourth ventricle or resection cavity in children with recurrent posterior Fossa Ependymoma: a pilot clinical trial. J Neurooncol. 2019 Jan; 141(2):449-457. PMID: 30460634.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsCTClinical Trials
    12. Householder KT, DiPerna DM, Chung EP, Luning AR, Nguyen DT, Stabenfeldt SE, Mehta S, Sirianni RW. pH driven precipitation of quisinostat onto PLA-PEG nanoparticles enables treatment of intracranial glioblastoma. Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces. 2018 Jun 01; 166:37-44. PMID: 29533842.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    13. DiPerna DM, Prakapenka AV, Chung EP, Sirianni RW. Non-Enzymatic Tissue Homogenization for Biodistribution Analysis. Methods Mol Biol. 2018; 1831:191-199. PMID: 30051433.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    14. Prakapenka AV, Hiroi R, Quihuis AM, Carson C, Patel S, Berns-Leone C, Fox C, Sirianni RW, Bimonte-Nelson HA. Contrasting effects of individual versus combined estrogen and progestogen regimens as working memory load increases in middle-aged ovariectomized rats: one plus one does not equal two. Neurobiol Aging. 2018 04; 64:1-14. PMID: 29316527.
      Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    15. Moutal A, Villa LS, Yeon SK, Householder KT, Park KD, Sirianni RW, Khanna R. CRMP2 Phosphorylation Drives Glioblastoma Cell Proliferation. Mol Neurobiol. 2018 May; 55(5):4403-4416. PMID: 28660485.
      Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    16. Prakapenka AV, Bimonte-Nelson HA, Sirianni RW. Engineering poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) micro- and nano-carriers for Controlled Delivery of 17?-Estradiol. Ann Biomed Eng. 2017 Jul; 45(7):1697-1709. PMID: 28634732.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    17. Heffernan JM, McNamara JB, Borwege S, Vernon BL, Sanai N, Mehta S, Sirianni RW. PNIPAAm-co-Jeffamine? (PNJ) scaffolds as in?vitro models for niche enrichment of glioblastoma stem-like cells. Biomaterials. 2017 Oct; 143:149-158. PMID: 28802102.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    18. Medina DX, Householder KT, Ceton R, Kovalik T, Heffernan JM, Shankar RV, Bowser RP, Wechsler-Reya RJ, Sirianni RW. Optical barcoding of PLGA for multispectral analysis of nanoparticle fate in vivo. J Control Release. 2017 05 10; 253:172-182. PMID: 28263836.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    19. Addington CP, Dharmawaj S, Heffernan JM, Sirianni RW, Stabenfeldt SE. Hyaluronic acid-laminin hydrogels increase neural stem cell transplant retention and migratory response to SDF-1a. Matrix Biol. 2017 07; 60-61:206-216. PMID: 27645115.
      Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    20. Kobes JE, Daryaei I, Howison CM, Bontrager JG, Sirianni RW, Meuillet EJ, Pagel MD. Improved Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer With Drug Delivery Nanoparticles Loaded With a Novel AKT/PDK1 Inhibitor. Pancreas. 2016 09; 45(8):1158-66. PMID: 26918875.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    21. Navaei A, Truong D, Heffernan J, Cutts J, Brafman D, Sirianni RW, Vernon B, Nikkhah M. PNIPAAm-based biohybrid injectable hydrogel for cardiac tissue engineering. Acta Biomater. 2016 Mar 01; 32:10-23. PMID: 26689467.
      Citations: 28     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    22. Dutta D, Salifu M, Sirianni RW, Stabenfeldt SE. Tailoring sub-micron PLGA particle release profiles via centrifugal fractioning. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2016 03; 104(3):688-696. PMID: 26517011.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    23. Cook RL, Householder KT, Chung EP, Prakapenka AV, DiPerna DM, Sirianni RW. A critical evaluation of drug delivery from ligand modified nanoparticles: Confounding small molecule distribution and efficacy in the central nervous system. J Control Release. 2015 Dec 28; 220(Pt A):89-97. PMID: 26471392.
      Citations: 26     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    24. Addington CP, Heffernan JM, Millar-Haskell CS, Tucker EW, Sirianni RW, Stabenfeldt SE. Enhancing neural stem cell response to SDF-1a gradients through hyaluronic acid-laminin hydrogels. Biomaterials. 2015 Dec; 72:11-9. PMID: 26340314.
      Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    25. Heffernan JM, Overstreet DJ, Srinivasan S, Le LD, Vernon BL, Sirianni RW. Temperature responsive hydrogels enable transient three-dimensional tumor cultures via rapid cell recovery. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2016 Jan; 104(1):17-25. PMID: 26123863.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    26. Householder KT, DiPerna DM, Chung EP, Wohlleb GM, Dhruv HD, Berens ME, Sirianni RW. Intravenous delivery of camptothecin-loaded PLGA nanoparticles for the treatment of intracranial glioma. Int J Pharm. 2015 Feb 20; 479(2):374-80. PMID: 25562639.
      Citations: 29     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    27. Heffernan JM, Overstreet DJ, Le LD, Vernon BL, Sirianni RW. Bioengineered Scaffolds for 3D Analysis of Glioblastoma Proliferation and Invasion. Ann Biomed Eng. 2015 Aug; 43(8):1965-77. PMID: 25515315.
      Citations: 29     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    28. Sirianni RW, Zheng MQ, Patel TR, Shafbauer T, Zhou J, Saltzman WM, Carson RE, Huang Y. Radiolabeling of poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) nanoparticles with biotinylated F-18 prosthetic groups and imaging of their delivery to the brain with positron emission tomography. Bioconjug Chem. 2014 Dec 17; 25(12):2157-65. PMID: 25322194.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    29. McCall RL, Cacaccio J, Wrabel E, Schwartz ME, Coleman TP, Sirianni RW. Pathogen-inspired drug delivery to the central nervous system. Tissue Barriers. 2014; 2(4):e944449. PMID: 25610755.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    
    30. McCall RL, Sirianni RW. PLGA nanoparticles formed by single- or double-emulsion with vitamin E-TPGS. J Vis Exp. 2013 Dec 27; (82):51015. PMID: 24429733.
      Citations: 78     Fields:    
    31. Sirianni RW, Zheng MQ, Saltzman WM, Huang Y, Carson RE. Direct, quantitative, and noninvasive imaging of the transport of active agents through intact brain with positron emission tomography. Mol Imaging Biol. 2013 Oct; 15(5):596-605. PMID: 23624949.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    32. Zhou J, Patel TR, Sirianni RW, Strohbehn G, Zheng MQ, Duong N, Schafbauer T, Huttner AJ, Huang Y, Carson RE, Zhang Y, Sullivan DJ, Piepmeier JM, Saltzman WM. Highly penetrative, drug-loaded nanocarriers improve treatment of glioblastoma. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Jul 16; 110(29):11751-6. PMID: 23818631.
      Citations: 109     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    33. Chimento A, Sirianni R, Zolea F, Bois C, Delalande C, And? S, Maggiolini M, Aquila S, Carreau S, Pezzi V. Gper and ESRs are expressed in rat round spermatids and mediate oestrogen-dependent rapid pathways modulating expression of cyclin B1 and Bax. Int J Androl. 2011 Oct; 34(5 Pt 1):420-9. PMID: 20969598.
      Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    34. Sirianni RW, Olausson P, Chiu AS, Taylor JR, Saltzman WM. The behavioral and biochemical effects of BDNF containing polymers implanted in the hippocampus of rats. Brain Res. 2010 Mar 19; 1321:40-50. PMID: 20096671.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    35. Sirianni RW, Jang EH, Miller KM, Saltzman WM. Parameter estimation methodology in a model of hydrophobic drug release from a polymer coating. J Control Release. 2010 Mar 19; 142(3):474-82. PMID: 19958804.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    36. Sirianni RW, Kremer J, Guler I, Chen YL, Keeley FW, Saltzman WM. Effect of extracellular matrix elements on the transport of paclitaxel through an arterial wall tissue mimic. Biomacromolecules. 2008 Oct; 9(10):2792-8. PMID: 18785771.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    37. Sirianni R, Carr BR, And? S, Rainey WE. Inhibition of Src tyrosine kinase stimulates adrenal androgen production. J Mol Endocrinol. 2003 Jun; 30(3):287-99. PMID: 12790800.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    38. Sirianni R, Sirianni R, Carr BR, Pezzi V, Rainey WE. A role for src tyrosine kinase in regulating adrenal aldosterone production. J Mol Endocrinol. 2001 Jun; 26(3):207-15. PMID: 11357057.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
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