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Mohammad Haeri, MD, PhD

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Assistant Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
mhaeri@kumc.edu

Professional Background

M.D., Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, School of Medicine, Tehran-Iran.
Ph.D. in Molecular Biology andamp; Biochemistry, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dept. of Molecular Biology andamp; Biochemistry, Syracuse, NY, 2003-2010.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Neuroscience andamp; Physiology, 2010 – 2013.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Molecular andamp; Human Genetics, 2013 – 2014.
Pathology Residency, “Anatomic and clinical Pathology”, Department of Pathology andamp; Immunology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, 2014 – 2018.
Neuropathology Fellowship, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, 2018 – 2020.

Licensure, Accreditations & Certifications
  • Anatomic & Clincal Pathology, American Board of Pathology
Professional Affiliations
  • American Association of Neuropathologists, Member, 2019 - Present
  • United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Member, 2016 - Present
  • College of American Pathologists, Member, 2015 - Present

Research

Overview

Neurodegenerative diseases are characterized by the progressive degeneration of the central nervous system and compromised brain function. Common neurodegenerative diseases include Alzheimer’s (AD) and Parkinson's disease (PD). Alzheimer's is the fifth-leading cause of death in the US among those who are older than 65 and a leading cause of disability. I am interested in the pathology of neurodegenerative diseases such as AD and PD. More specifically, I am interested in aggregation of proteins in astrocytes among other cellular aggregates which can be seen in progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) among others. We investigate the role of unfolded protein response and inflammation in tauopathies including AD and PSP.