- Additional Titles:Professor, Department of Health Sciences, Programs in Human Physiology
- Education:DSc, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
Post-Doc, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Scholarly, Research, and/or Practice Interests
- Dr. Ravid’s research is focused on two interrelated projects that bear on mechanisms associated with the development of blood and vascular pathologies: (1) molecular mechanisms involved in cell cycle control during the development of bone marrow megakaryocytes into platelets, a process that includes cellular polyploidization prior to platelet fragmentation. Her group identified mechanisms of polyploidy in vascular smooth muscle cells, and found that the degree of polyploidy serves as an excellent biomarker for aging; (2) the role of vascular and bone marrow cell (progenitors and mature) adenosine receptors in vascular regeneration during injury or atherosclerosis. Her group uses transgenic and knockout models to assist in exploring mechanisms in vivo.
For an updated list of Professor Ravid’s Research Funding as well as her Awards and Honors, please visit her Boston University Profile Page.