Hadi T. Nia, Ph.D. Assistant Professor (BME, MSE)
Education PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013
MSc, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Primary Appointment Department of Biomedical Engineering Additional Affiliations Division of Materials Science and Engineering
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The “crystal ribcage” allows researchers a first-ever cellular-level look at the lung while it's operating normally.
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A BU team has developed a noninvasive method of monitoring the solid stresses within tumors.
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Michael Economo, Hadi Nia, and Alyssa Pierson received Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to advance scientific research in their fields. The researchers receiving the awards are also laying the foundation for the next generation of scientists by using the funding to support students and youth educational programs and to diversify STEM. A respected program that is highly competitive, NSF CAREER awards mark a significant achievement for early-career scientists.
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Assistant Professor Hadi Nia (BME, MSE) has earned the National Institutes of...
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Honors and Awards
• NIH Director’s New Innovator Award (DP2)
• NSF CAREER Award
• Beckman Young Investigator Award
• NIBIB Trailblazer Award
• Early Career Excellence Award, College of Engineering, Boston University
• American Thoracic Society Science and Innovation Center Award
• Dean’s Catalyst Award
• NIH/National Cancer Institute, Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32)
• Tosteson Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
• Whitaker Health Sciences Fellowship Award
• Office of Naval Research (ONR) Research Fellowship Awards
• Japan Student Service Organization Fellowship Award
• Travel Awards (De Florez, MGPA)
• Member of American Association of Cancer Research (AACR), Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) Areas of Interest
Nia Lab conducts research at the interface of physical sciences, molecular biology, and immunology to answer the key questions in cancer (primary and metastasis) and pulmonary pathologies such as pneumonia, fibrosis, and COPD. We develop and utilize sophisticated models of disease in multiple scales (whole organ to single cell), and in multiple settings (in vivo, ex vivo, in vitro, and in silico). We are particularly interested in mechanobiology and mechano-immunity in the context of cancer metastasis, aging, and pathogen transmission/transport.
• Mechanobiology and mechano-immunity
• Tumor microenvironment
• Physical sciences of cancer
• Intravital imaging and animal models of cancer
• Pulmonary pathogenesis Publications
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