Ara Nazarian, PhD

Lab Director

Ara Nazarian, PhD

Lab Director

Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Affiliated Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Boston University

I have had the pleasure of working with and mentoring over 170 undergraduate and graduate students and post-doctoral fellows from my early career days to date. I have learned as much from them, if not more, as I have taught them. I consider this to be one of my greatest contributions to the field. Together, we have produced a body of work consisting of over 175 peer-reviewed publications, two books, more than 35 patents and patent applications, five startups, and hundreds of abstracts and conference proceedings. I am fortunate to lead a highly motivated group to think outside the box, work hard, produce, and have fun.

My primary focus is on translational studies, where we can identify an unmet clinical need and set out to find appropriate solutions. Relying on my biomechanics, bioimaging, and animal models expertise, I have forged partnerships with clinical and research collaborators to establish a cohesive and results-oriented network.

My other activities include service as editorial staff on two journals, ad hoc reviewer for 17 journals in the field, invited lectures in the United States and abroad, and participation in the HMS International Research Initiative, the HMS Explorations Program, and the Massachusetts State Science and Engineering Fair as a judge.

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See also: Supervisor