Postdoctoral Fellow

Natesh Parashurama, MD, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Multimodality Molecular Imaging Lab (MMIL)


2008 Postdoctoral Fellow Molecular Imaging Program, Stanford
2004-2007 Graduate Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School
2001-2007 PhD, Chemical Engineering, Rutgers U., NJ
1999-2001 General Surgery, Boston U.
1999 MD SUNY@Buffalo
1994 BS Chemical Engineering, MIT


2008 Dean's Fellowship - Postdoctoral Stanford University

2008 Accepted for Speaker and Travel Award - Stem Cell Bioengineering Conference AICHE

2004-2007 NRSA (NIH T32) Research Fellowship - Harvard Medical School, Mass. General Hospital

2001-2003 NIH Biotechnology Fellowship

1997 SUNY@Buffalo Research Foundation Fellowship

1996 NY Summer Fellowship - Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo

1991-1994 MIT Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program

Contact Information:

Department of Radiology
James Clark Center
Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford
East Wing, First Floor
Stanford University
Stanford, CA

Phone: 650-724-3619
Fax: 650-724-4948

Research Interests:

I am interested in applying quantitative molecular imaging tools to studying fundamental aspects of in vivo cellular therapy, including cell state (proliferation,differentiation), cell function, cellular microenvironment (niche), trafficking/homing, immune response,and cell-mediated gene therapy.

Recent Publications:

  1. Parashurama N*, Banerjee*, I, Yarmush ML. Kinetic modeling of activin effects on a developmental gene network in embryonic stem cells. In Preparation:. 2008;():.
  2. Parashurama N*, Saygili B*, Nahmias Y, Yarmush ML. Exploring embryonic stem cell derived endoderm differentiation in cocultures. In Preparation:. 2008;():.
  3. Cho CH, Parashurama N, Park EY, Suganuma K, Nahmias Y, Park J, Tilles AW, Berthiaume F, Yarmush ML. Homogenous Differentiation of Hepatocyte-like Cells from Embryonic Stem Cells: Applications for the Treatment of Liver Failure. FASEB J. 2007;Epub(Oct 17):.
  4. Parashurama N, Nahmias K, Cho C, van Poll D, Bertiaume F, Tilles A, Yarmush ML. Activin alters kinetics of endoderm induction in collagen gel cultures of embryonic stem cells. Stem Cells. 2007;E Pub(Dec):.
  5. Park J, Cho C, Parashurama N, Tilles A, Toner M, Yarmush ML. Microfabrication-based modulation of embryonic stem cell differentiation. Lab Chip. 2007;Aug 7(8):1018-28.
  6. Hicks, WL Jr., Hall LA III, Hard R, Gardella J, Bright F, N Parasharama, J.Lwebuga-Mukasa, and L Sigurdson. Keratinocyte Growth Factor and Autocrine Repair in Airway Epithelium. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2004;130(4):446-9 .
  7. Ezzell RM, Goldmann W, Wang N, Parasharama N, and D Ingber. Vinculin Promotes Cell Spreading by Mechanically Coupling Integrins to the Cytoskeleton. Experimental Cell Research. 1997;231():14-26 .