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Dario Lemos, Ph.D.

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University of British Columbia, Canada01/2015Tissue regeneration
Oregon Health and Science University, USPh.D.11/2008Molecular physiology
Biogen, US10/2016Tissue injury and regeneration
2004 - 2005
Fogarty International Scholarship
2001 - 2002
Undergraduate Student Research Scholarship
2019 - 2019
Department of Medicine Chair's Research Award

Biomedical researcher with expertise in mechanisms of tissue regeneration and stem cell biology

The research activities and funding listed below are automatically derived from NIH ExPORTER and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing items. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.
  1. R01DK124301 (LEMOS, DARIO) Apr 9, 2020 - Mar 31, 2023
    Inflammatory Signaling in Kidney Stromal Cells Driving Interstitial Fibrosis
    Role: Principal Investigator
  2. R21AG058159 (LEMOS, DARIO) Jul 1, 2018 - Mar 31, 2020
    Detection of aging mechanisms of nephron degeneration using nanoscale pathology
    Role Description: The goal of this project is to test, in collaboration with the MIT Media Lab, the use of Expansion Microscopy for the early detection of aging-associated changes in the nephron microenvironment in relation to the adoption of a secretory senescent phenotype in epithelial cells of the proximal tubule
    Role: Principal Investigator
  3. (Dario R. Lemos) May 18, 2018 - Nov 29, 2019
    Astellas Pharma US
    Bioengineered tissues for kidney regeneration in acute and chronic kidney injury
    Role Description: The goal of these studies is to test a series of procedures for the establishment of a kidney regeneration protocol using progenitor cells derived from human pluripotent stem cells.
    Role: Principal Investigator
  4. (Fabio M. V. Rossi) Sep 1, 2012 - Sep 1, 2015
    Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
    Characterization and therapeutic potential of fibroadipogenic progenitors
    Role Description: The main goal was to study the interactions between adipocyte progenitors and inflammatory innate immune cells in the context of metabolic syndrome. Specifically, the aim to study how secretion of TGF? by anti-inflammatory macrophages could regulate adipose depot growth by stimulating the proliferation of progenitor cells, supporting hyperplasia over hypertrophy, and therefore exerting a beneficial effect. The results were published in the journals Nature Medicine and Stem Cells.
    Role: Co-Investigator (Co-author)
  5. (Dario Lemos) Jul 1, 2010 - Jul 1, 2011
    Canadian Institutes of Health Research
    Effect of Imatinib mesylate (Gleevec®) on sarcopenia-associated fibrofatty muscle degeneration
    Role Description: The goal of the study was to explore the effect of Gleevec treatment on aging-associated ectopic intramuscular connective tissue accumulation in mice. The results were published in the journal Stem Cell Research.
    Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Kuo TC, Cabrera-Barragan DN, Lopez-Marfil M, Lopez-Cantu DO, Lemos DR. Can Kidney Organoid Xenografts Accelerate Therapeutic Development for Genetic Kidney Disorders? J Am Soc Nephrol. 2022 Nov 07. PMID: 36344066.
    Citations:    Fields:    
  2. Hernandez JOR, Wang X, Vazquez-Segoviano M, Lopez-Marfil M, Sobral-Reyes MF, Moran-Horowich A, Sundberg M, Lopez-Cantu DO, Probst CK, Ruiz-Esparza GU, Giannikou K, Abdi R, Henske EP, Kwiatkowski DJ, Sahin M, Lemos DR. A tissue-bioengineering strategy for modeling rare human kidney diseases in vivo. Nat Commun. 2021 11 11; 12(1):6496. PMID: 34764250; PMCID: PMC8586030.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  3. Wang X, Liu Z, Sandoval-Salaiza DA, Afewerki S, Jimenez-Rodriguez MG, Sanchez-Melgar L, Güemes-Aguilar G, Gonzalez-Sanchez DG, Noble O, Lerma C, Parra-Saldivar R, Lemos DR, Llamas-Esperon GA, Shi J, Li L, Lobo AO, Fuentes-Baldemar AA, Bonventre JV, Dong N, Ruiz-Esparza GU. Nanostructured Non-Newtonian Drug Delivery Barrier Prevents Postoperative Intrapericardial Adhesions. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2021 Jun 30; 13(25):29231-29246. PMID: 34137251.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Animals
  4. Li L, Galichon P, Xiao X, Figueroa-Ramirez AC, Tamayo D, Lee JJ, Kalocsay M, Gonzalez-Sanchez D, Chancay MS, McCracken KW, Lee NN, Ichimura T, Mori Y, Valerius MT, Wilflingseder J, Lemos DR, Edelman ER, Bonventre JV. Orphan nuclear receptor COUP-TFII enhances myofibroblast glycolysis leading to kidney fibrosis. EMBO Rep. 2021 06 04; 22(6):e51169. PMID: 34031962; PMCID: PMC8183413.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  5. Moran-Horowich A, Lemos DR. Methods for the Study of Renal Fibrosis in Human Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Kidney Organoids. Methods Mol Biol. 2021; 2299:435-445. PMID: 34028759.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  6. Li X, Zhao J, Kasinath V, Uehara M, Jiang L, Banouni N, McGrath MM, Ichimura T, Fiorina P, Lemos DR, Shin SR, Ware CF, Bromberg JS, Abdi R. Lymph node fibroblastic reticular cells deposit fibrosis-associated collagen following organ transplantation. J Clin Invest. 2020 08 03; 130(8):4182-4194. PMID: 32597832; PMCID: PMC7410068.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  7. Soliman H, Paylor B, Scott RW, Lemos DR, Chang C, Arostegui M, Low M, Lee C, Fiore D, Braghetta P, Pospichalova V, Barkauskas CE, Korinek V, Rampazzo A, MacLeod K, Underhill TM, Rossi FMV. Pathogenic Potential of Hic1-Expressing Cardiac Stromal Progenitors. Cell Stem Cell. 2020 Mar 05; 26(3):459-461. PMID: 32142665.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    
  8. Soliman H, Paylor B, Scott RW, Lemos DR, Chang C, Arostegui M, Low M, Lee C, Fiore D, Braghetta P, Pospichalova V, Barkauskas CE, Korinek V, Rampazzo A, MacLeod K, Underhill TM, Rossi FMV. Pathogenic Potential of Hic1-Expressing Cardiac Stromal Progenitors. Cell Stem Cell. 2020 02 06; 26(2):205-220.e8. PMID: 31978365.
    Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  9. Sobral-Reyes MF, Lemos DR. Recapitulating human tissue damage, repair, and fibrosis with human pluripotent stem cell-derived organoids. Stem Cells. 2020 03; 38(3):318-329. PMID: 31778256.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  10. Yu KH, Miron O, Palmer N, Lemos DR, Fox K, Kou SC, Sahin M, Kohane IS. Data-driven analyses revealed the comorbidity landscape of tuberous sclerosis complex. Neurology. 2018 11 20; 91(21):974-976. PMID: 30333165; PMCID: PMC6260203.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  11. Lemos DR, McMurdo M, Karaca G, Wilflingseder J, Leaf IA, Gupta N, Miyoshi T, Susa K, Johnson BG, Soliman K, Wang G, Morizane R, Bonventre JV, Duffield JS. Interleukin-1ß Activates a MYC-Dependent Metabolic Switch in Kidney Stromal Cells Necessary for Progressive Tubulointerstitial Fibrosis. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2018 06; 29(6):1690-1705. PMID: 29739813; PMCID: PMC6054344.
    Citations: 61     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  12. Lemos DR, Duffield JS. Tissue-resident mesenchymal stromal cells: Implications for tissue-specific antifibrotic therapies. Sci Transl Med. 2018 01 31; 10(426). PMID: 29386358.
    Citations: 38     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  13. Fiore D, Judson RN, Low M, Lee S, Zhang E, Hopkins C, Xu P, Lenzi A, Rossi FM, Lemos DR. Pharmacological blockage of fibro/adipogenic progenitor expansion and suppression of regenerative fibrogenesis is associated with impaired skeletal muscle regeneration. Stem Cell Res. 2016 07; 17(1):161-9. PMID: 27376715.
    Citations: 53     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  14. Lemos DR, Marsh G, Huang A, Campanholle G, Aburatani T, Dang L, Gomez I, Fisher K, Ligresti G, Peti-Peterdi J, Duffield JS. Maintenance of vascular integrity by pericytes is essential for normal kidney function. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2016 12 01; 311(6):F1230-F1242. PMID: 27335372; PMCID: PMC5210201.
    Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  15. Lemos DR, Eisner C, Hopkins CI, Rossi FMV. Skeletal muscle-resident MSCs and bone formation. Bone. 2015 Nov; 80:19-23. PMID: 26103092.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  16. Lemos DR, Babaeijandaghi F, Low M, Chang CK, Lee ST, Fiore D, Zhang RH, Natarajan A, Nedospasov SA, Rossi FM. Nilotinib reduces muscle fibrosis in chronic muscle injury by promoting TNF-mediated apoptosis of fibro/adipogenic progenitors. Nat Med. 2015 Jul; 21(7):786-94. PMID: 26053624.
    Citations: 237     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  17. Paylor B, Joe AW, Rossi FM, Lemos DR. In vivo characterization of neural crest-derived fibro/adipogenic progenitor cells as a likely cellular substrate for craniofacial fibrofatty infiltrating disorders. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2014 Aug 15; 451(1):148-51. PMID: 25073114.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  18. Pretheeban T, Lemos DR, Paylor B, Zhang RH, Rossi FM. Role of stem/progenitor cells in reparative disorders. Fibrogenesis Tissue Repair. 2012 Dec 27; 5(1):20. PMID: 23270300.
    Citations: 14     
  19. Lemos DR, Paylor B, Chang C, Sampaio A, Underhill TM, Rossi FM. Functionally convergent white adipogenic progenitors of different lineages participate in a diffused system supporting tissue regeneration. Stem Cells. 2012 Jun; 30(6):1152-62. PMID: 22415977.
    Citations: 39     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  20. Natarajan A, Lemos DR, Rossi FM. Fibro/adipogenic progenitors: a double-edged sword in skeletal muscle regeneration. Cell Cycle. 2010 Jun 01; 9(11):2045-6. PMID: 20505371.
    Citations: 31     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  21. Urbanski HF, Noriega NC, Lemos DR, Kohama SG. Gene expression profiling in the rhesus macaque: experimental design considerations. Methods. 2009 Sep; 49(1):26-31. PMID: 19467336.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  22. Lemos DR, Downs JL, Raitiere MN, Urbanski HF. Photoperiodic modulation of adrenal gland function in the rhesus macaque: effect on 24-h plasma cortisol and dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate rhythms and adrenal gland gene expression. J Endocrinol. 2009 May; 201(2):275-85. PMID: 19223397.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  23. Sitzmann BD, Lemos DR, Ottinger MA, Urbanski HF. Effects of age on clock gene expression in the rhesus macaque pituitary gland. Neurobiol Aging. 2010 Apr; 31(4):696-705. PMID: 18614257.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  24. Lemos DR, Goodspeed L, Tonelli L, Antoch MP, Ojeda SR, Urbanski HF. Evidence for circadian regulation of activating transcription factor 5 but not tyrosine hydroxylase by the chromaffin cell clock. Endocrinology. 2007 Dec; 148(12):5811-21. PMID: 17823250.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  25. Carla Famá M, Raden D, Zacchi N, Lemos DR, Robinson AS, Silberstein S. The Saccharomyces cerevisiae YFR041C/ERJ5 gene encoding a type I membrane protein with a J domain is required to preserve the folding capacity of the endoplasmic reticulum. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2007 Feb; 1773(2):232-42. PMID: 17157937; PMCID: PMC1847348.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  26. Garyfallou VT, Lemos D, Urbanski HF. Expression profiling of genes encoding glutamate and GABA receptor subunits in three immortalized GnRH cell lines. Brain Res. 2006 May 01; 1086(1):50-4. PMID: 16626661.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  27. Lemos DR, Downs JL, Urbanski HF. Twenty-four-hour rhythmic gene expression in the rhesus macaque adrenal gland. Mol Endocrinol. 2006 May; 20(5):1164-76. PMID: 16439464.
    Citations: 35     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  28. Airaldi MG, Alonso-Romanowski S, Ambrosio A, Bessone JB, Bibiloni AG, Castro EA, Cravero C, Debenedetti SL, De Filippo J, Denzoin LA, Fernández Lahore M, Fiamberti H, Fossati CA, Franchi AM, Furnari JC, Gadaleta P, Gaggioli N, García AP, Ghilarducci A, Gubertini MT, Hajos S, Hermida EB, Hozbor D, Ielpi L, Iriondo M, Isturiz MA, Jasnis MA, Kochen S, Landoni MF, Lemos DR, Manghi M, Milana JP, Nonzioli AC, Otero AM, Palermo M, Pérez O, Ravelo A, Rearte B, Recavarren MI, Rodríguez ME, Rofman A, Sadir AM, Sasiain MC, Schattner M, Stumpo R, Yantorno O. [Vaccine production in Argentina: a decision that cannot be postponed]. Medicina (B Aires). 2003; 63(5):457-8. PMID: 14628659.
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