ZFIN ID: ZDB-PERS-070730-1
Shah, Dhvanit I.
Email: dshah@research.bwh.harvard.edu
URL: http://www.shahlaboratory.org
Affiliation: The Shah Laboratory
Address: Division of Hematology-Oncology Department of Medicine Brigham and Women's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston Harvard Medical School 1 Blackfan Circle Karp Research Bldg., 06.213 Boston, MA 02115-5713 USA
Country: United States
Phone: 617-355-9042
Fax: 617-355-9064

My laboratory investigates the origin, development, and differentiation of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) to treat patients with leukemia, lymphoma, genetic blood disorders, and bone-marrow failure syndromes. We have expertise in utilizing zebrafish, mice, and human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells to clone and analyze novel genes and mechanisms important for blood formation. Our goal is to utilize our knowledge in developing mechanism-based therapies as well as generating functional HSCs from patient-derived tissues for the treatment of hematological diseases using state-of-the-art gene-editing, cell-engineering, and computational approaches.

We are grateful to the National Institute of Health, the American Society of Hematology, and the Cooley’s Anemia Foundation for sponsoring our research endeavors.

Hagedorn, E.J., Cillis, J.L., Curley, C.R., Patch, T.C., Li, B., Blaser, B.W., Riquelme, R., Zon, L.I., Shah, D.I. (2016) Generation of Parabiotic Zebrafish Embryos by Surgical Fusion of Developing Blastulae. Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE. (112)
Anderson, H., Patch, T.C., Reddy, P.N., Hagedorn, E.J., Kim, P.G., Soltis, K.A., Chen, M.J., Tamplin, O.J., Frye, M., MacLean, G.A., Hübner, K., Bauer, D.E., Kanki, J.P., Vogin, G., Huston, N.C., Nguyen, M., Fujiwara, Y., Paw, B.H., Vestweber, D., Zon, L.I., Orkin, S.H., Daley, G.Q., Shah, D.I. (2015) Hematopoietic stem cells develop in the absence of endothelial cadherin 5 expression. Blood. 126(26):2811-20
Yien, Y. Y., Robledo, R. F., Schultz, I. J., Takahashi-Makise, N., Gwynn, B., Bauer, D. E., Bass, A., Yi, G., Li, L., Hildick-Smith, G. J., Cooney, J. D., Pierce, E. L., Mohler, K., Dailey, T. A., Miyata, N., Kingsley, P. D., Garone, C., Hattangadi, S. M., Huang, H., Chen, W., Keenan, E. M., Shah, D. I., Schlaeger, T. M., DiMauro, S., Orkin, S. H., Cantor, A. B., Palis, J., Koehler, C. M., Lodish, H. F., Kaplan, J., Ward, D. M., Dailey, H. A., Phillips, J. D., Peters, L. L., Paw, B. H. (2014) TMEM14C is required for erythroid mitochondrial heme metabolism. The Journal of Clinical Investigation. 124(10):4294-4304
Hildick-Smith, G.J., Cooney, J.D., Garone, C., Kremer, L.S., Haack, T.B., Thon, J.N., Miyata, N., Lieber, D.S., Calvo, S.E., Akman, H.O., Yien, Y.Y., Huston, N.C., Branco, D.S., Shah, D.I., Freedman, M.L., Koehler, C.M., Italiano, J.E., Merkenschlager, A., Beblo, S., Strom, T.M., Meitinger, T., Freisinger, P., Donati, M.A., Prokisch, H., Mootha, V.K., Dimauro, S., and Paw, B.H. (2013) Macrocytic Anemia and Mitochondriopathy Resulting from a Defect in Sideroflexin 4. American journal of human genetics. 93(5):906-14
Chen, C., Garcia-Santos, D., Ishikawa, Y., Seguin, A., Li, L., Fegan, K.H., Hildick-Smith, G.J., Shah, D.I., Cooney, J.D., Chen, W., King, M.J., Yien, Y.Y., Schultz, I.J., Anderson, H., Dalton, A.J., Freedman, M.L., Kingsley, P.D., Palis, J., Hattangadi, S.M., Lodish, H.F., Ward, D.M., Kaplan, J., Maeda, T., Ponka, P., and Paw, B.H. (2013) Snx3 Regulates Recycling of the Transferrin Receptor and Iron Assimilation. Cell Metabolism. 17(3):343-352
Cooney, J.D., Hildick-Smith, G.J., Shafizadeh, E., McBride, P.F., Carroll, K.J., Anderson, H., Shaw, G.C., Tamplin, O.J., Branco, D.S., Dalton, A.J., Shah, D.I., Wong, C., Gallagher, P.G., Zon, L.I., North, T.E., and Paw, B.H. (2013) Teleost growth factor independence (gfi) genes differentially regulate successive waves of hematopoiesis. Developmental Biology. 373(2):431-441
Shah, D.I., Takahashi-Makise, N., Cooney, J.D., Li, L., Schultz, I.J., Pierce, E.L., Narla, A., Seguin, A., Hattangadi, S.M., Medlock, A.E., Langer, N.B., Dailey, T.A., Hurst, S.N., Faccenda, D., Wiwczar, J.M., Heggers, S.K., Vogin, G., Chen, W., Chen, C., Campagna, D.R., Brugnara, C., Zhou, Y., Ebert, B.L., Danial, N.N., Fleming, M.D., Ward, D.M., Campanella, M., Dailey, H.A., Kaplan, J., and Paw, B.H. (2012) Mitochondrial Atpif1 regulates haem synthesis in developing erythroblasts. Nature. 491:608-612
Amigo, J.D., Ackermann, G.E., Cope, J.J., Yu, M., Cooney, J.D., Ma, D., Langer, N.B., Shafizadeh, E., Shaw, G.C., Horsley, W., Trede, N.S., Davidson, A.J., Barut, B.A., Zhou, Y., Wojiski, S.A., Traver, D., Moran, T.B., Kourkoulis, G., Hsu, K., Kanki, J.P., Shah, D.I., Lin, H.F., Handin, R.I., Cantor, A.B., and Paw, B.H. (2009) The role and regulation of friend of GATA-1 (FOG-1) during blood development in the zebrafish. Blood. 114(21):4654-4663