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Yashar Kalani

 

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Developmental Neuroscience
Molecular Neuroscience
Cellular Neuroscience
Neurobiology of Disease

 

 

 

e-mail: yashar.kalani@hsc.utah.edu  
B.S., M.S. 2002, University of California, Los Angeles; M.S., Ph.D. 2004, California Institute of Technology; M.D. 2008, Stanford University School of Medicine; Postdoctoral Fellow, 2004-2009, HHMI/Stanford University School of Medicine

RESEARCH:

Wnt signaling and the Neurovascular Unit, Blood Brain Barrier Biology, Stem cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Biology of Vascular Malformations, Neurogenetics, extracellular RNAs in Development and Disease

 

Selected Publications:

Wang, X., et al. (2017) Food-Materials-Based Edible Supercapacitors. Advanced Materials Technologies.

Laurent, L.C., et al. (2015) Meeting Report: Discussions and Preliminary Findings of Extracellular RNA Measurement Methods From Laboratories in the NIH Extracellular RNA Communication Consortium. J. Extracell Vesicles, 4:265333.

Quinn, J.F., et al. (2015) Extracellular RNAs: development as biomarkers of human disease. J Extracell Vesicles, 4:27495.

Lad, E.M., Cheshier, S.H. and Kalani, M.Y. (2009) Wnt-signaling in retinal development and disease. Stem Cells Dev, 18(1):7-16.

Kalani, M.Y., et al. (2009) Embryological development of the human insula and its implications for the spread and resection of insular gliomas. Neurosurg Focus, 27(2):E2.

Cheshier, S.H., Kalani, M.Y., et al. (2009) A neurosurgeon's guide to stem cells, cancer stem cells, and brain tumor stem cells. Neurosurgery, 65(2):237-249; discussion 249-250; quiz N6.

Veeravagu, A., et al. (2008) The cancer stem cell-vascular niche complex in brain tumor formation. Stem Cells Dev, 17(5):859-867.

Nusse, R., et al. (2008) Wnt signaling and stem cell control. Cold Spring Harb Symp Quant Biol., 73:59-66.

Kalani, M.Y., et al. (2008) Wnt-mediated self-renewal of neural stem/progenitor cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 105(44):16970-16975.

Jang, S.S., Goddard, 3rd, W.A., and Kalani, M.Y. (2007) Mechanical and transport properties of the poly(ethylene oxide)-poly(acrylic acid) double network hydrogel from molecular dynamic simulations. J Phys Chem B, 111(7):1729-1737.

Kalani, M.Y., et al. (2004) The predicted 3D structure of the human D2 dopamine receptor and the binding site and binding affinities for agonists and antagonists. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 101(11):3815-3820.

Freddolino, P.L., Kalani, M.Y., et al. (2004) Predicted 3D structure for the human beta 2 adrenergic receptor and its binding site for agonists and antagonists. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 101(9):2736-2741.

Black, K.A., et al. (2004) Antibody-catalyzed oxy-cope rearrangement: mechanism and origins of catalysis and stereoselectivity from DFT quantum mechanics and flexible docking. J Am Chem Soc, 126(31):9695-9708.

Khaledy, M.M., Kalani, M.Y., et al. (2003) Origins of boat or chair preferences in the Ireland-Claisen rearrangements of cyclohexenyl esters: a theoretical study. J Org Chem, 68(2):572-577.

Last Updated: 4/18/17