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Nader Najafian, MD
Associate Physician, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Lecturer on Medicine, Part-time, Harvard Medical School

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Department of Medicine
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

Research Location: Eugene Braunwald Research Center

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Research Narrative:

I have been involved in several projects in the field of autoimmunity and transplant immunobiology:

1) One area of interest has been to study the role of novel costimulatory pathways and regulatory T cells for induction of tolerance in transplantation.

2) Another focus of my lab has been the very important field of development of immune monitoring assays for kidney transplant patients to tailor the immunosuppressive regimens. Such assays are essential to guide the immunosuppressive management of patients and to understand tolerance in humans.

Overall, my work is highly focused on understanding mechanisms of immune regulation of auto- and allo- immune responses in both experimental animal models as well as in patients.

I currently attend on the inpatient Transplant Nephrology Service at BWH, where my responsibilities include teaching of renal fellows, medical interns and residents, and medical students.  Furthermore, my clinical responsibilities also include a busy weekly half day renal transplant clinic at BWH. I also participate in the formal teaching of first year fellows by giving several lectures each year.

University of Vienna Medical School, 1995, MD