Aleksandar M. Babic, M.D., Ph.D.
Research Fellowship, Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Belgrade, School of Medicine, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
After completion of his postdoctoral training, Dr. Babic joined the faculty at the Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA as an Instructor in the Department of Pathology. While there, he was also the Associate Medical Director for the Adult Transfusion Service and an attending physician in the Joint Program of Transfusion Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Babic joined Houston Methodist Hospital and Research Institute in 2010.
Dr. Babic conducts translational research investigating the role of early T lymphocytes in the regulation of hematopoietic stem cell expansion. His current studies are funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health.
Hematopoiesis, stem cells, T lymphocytes, bone marrow transplants
Babic AM. Extracorporeal photopheresis: Lighting the way to immunomodulation. Am J Hematol. 2008 Jul;83(7):589-91.
Babic AM, Josefsson EC, Bergmeier W, Wagner DD, Kaufman RM, Silberstein LE, Stossel TP, Hartwig JH, Hoffmeister KM. In vitro function and phagocytosis of galactosylated platelet concentrates after long-term refrigeration. Transfusion. 2007 Mar;47(3):442-51.
Wang HW, Babic AM, Mitchell HA, Liu K, Wagner DD. Elevated soluble ICAM-1 levels induce immune deficiency and increase adiposity in mice. FASEB J. 2005 Jun;19(8):1018-20.
Babic AM, Wang HW, Lai MJ, Daniels TG, Felbinger TW, Burger PC, Stricker-Krongrad A, Wagner DD. ICAM-1 and beta2 integrin deficiency impairs fat oxidation and insulin metabolism during fasting. Mol Med. 2004 Jul-Dec;10(7-12):72-9.
Babic AM, Chen CC, Lau LF. Fisp12/mouse connective tissue growth factor mediates endothelial cell adhesion and migration through integrin alphavbeta3, promotes endothelial cell survival, and induces angiogenesis in vivo. Mol Cell Biol. 1999 Apr;19(4):2958-66.