Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Aleksandar Babic, M.D. Ph.D.

Aleksandar M. Babic, M.D., Ph.D. 

Aleksandar M. Babic, M.D., Ph.D.

Aleksandar M. Babic, M.D., Ph.D.

Houston Methodist Research Institute
Associate Medical Director, Transfusion Medicine
Department of Pathology and Genomicf Medicine
Houston Methodist Hospital
Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

E-mail: ababic@houstonmethodist.org
Phone: 713-441-2356
Fax: 713-441-1565


M.D.   University of Belgrade, School of Medicine, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
Ph.D.   University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, Ill (Molecular Genetics)

Postdoctoral Training

Research Fellowship, Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Belgrade, School of Medicine, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
Research Fellowship, Center for Blood Research, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Pathology Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Transfusion Medicine Fellowship, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA



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.

Description of Research

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.

Major Areas of Research

Hematopoiesis, stem cells, T lymphocytes, bone marrow transplants

Recent Publications

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.