Samir Ghadiali


Samir Ghadiali

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  • 2000, PhD, Tulane University, Biomedical Engineering
  • 1998, MS, Tulane University, Biomedical Engineering
  • 1994, BS, Cornell University, Chemical Engineering


  • Lumley Research Award, 2014
  • Herman Weed Excellence in Teaching Award, 2010
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2008 - 2013
  • NIH RO1 New Investigator Award, 2006 - 2011
  • Parker B. Francis Fellowship in Pulmonary Research, 2005 - 2008
  • Frank Hook Assistant Professorship in Bioengineering, 2005 - 2008
  • US National Committee on Biomechanics New Faculty Award, 2005
  • Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Post-doctoral Research Fellowship, 2001 - 2001
  • Louisiana Board of Regents Graduate Study Scholarship, 1994 - 1998
  • Chair of Respiratory Engineering Track at BMES Annual Meetings in 2009 and 2014,

Journal Articles

  • Blackstone, B.N.; Li, R.; Ackerman, W.E.; Ghadiali, S.N. et al. Myoferlin depletion elevates focal adhesion kinase and paxillin phosphorylation and enhances Cell-Matrix adhesion in breast cancer cells American Journal of Physiology - Cell Physiology. 2015 Jan; 308(8):C642-C649.
  • Volakis, L.I.; Li, R.; Ackerman, W.E.; Mihai, C. et al. Loss of myoferlin redirects breast cancer cell motility towards collective migration. PloS one. 2014 Jan; 9(2):e86110.
  • Volakis,Leonithas,I; Li,Ruth; Ackerman,William,E; Mihai,Cosmin; Bechel,Meagan; Summerfield,Taryn,L; Ahn,Christopher,S; Powell,Heather,M; Zielinski,Rachel; Rosol,Thomas,J; Ghadiali,Samir,N; Kniss,Douglas,A Loss of Myoferlin Redirects Breast Cancer Cell Motility towards Collective Migration. PloS one. 2014 Jan; 9(2):e86110.
  • Ma,Xiaoyue; Schickel,Maureen,E; Stevenson,Mark,D; Sarang-Sieminski,Alisha,L; Gooch,Keith,J; Ghadiali,Samir,N; Hart,Richard,T Fibers in the Extracellular Matrix Enable Long-Range Stress Transmission between Cells BIOPHYSICAL JOURNAL. 2013 Apr; 104(7):1410-1418.
  • Huang,Yan; Crawford,Melissa; Higuita-Castro,Natalia; Nana-Sinkam,Patrick; Ghadiali,Samir,N miR-146a regulates mechanotransduction and pressure-induced inflammation in small airway epithelium FASEB JOURNAL. 2012 Aug; 26(8):3351-3364.
  • Mengistu, M., Brotzman, H., Ghadiali, S.N., Lowe-Krentz, L. Fluid Shear Stress-Induced JNK Activity Leads to Actin Remodeling for Cell Alignment Journal of Cell Physiology. 2011 Jan; 1(226):110-121.
  • Sheer, F.J, Swarts, J.D., Ghadiali, S.N. Finite Element Analysis of Eustachian Tube Function in Cleft Palate Infants Based on Histological Reconstructions Cleft Palate Craniofacial Journal. 2010 Jan; 6(47):600-610.
  • Huang, Y., Haas, C., Ghadiali, S.N. Influence of Transmural Pressure and Cytoskeletal Structure on NF-κB Activation in Respiratory Epithelial Cells Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering. 2010 Jan; 4(3):415-427.
  • Dailey, H.L., Ghadiali, S.N. Influence of Power Law Rheology on Cell Injury During Microbubble Flows Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology. 2010 Jan; 3(9):263-279.
  • Ghadiali, S.N., Bell, E.D., Swarts, J.D. Timing of Tensor and Levator Veli Palatini Force Applications Determines Eustachian Tube Active Resistance Patterns during the Forced Response Test Auris Nasus Larynx. 2010 Jan; 6(37):720-729.
  • Yalcin, H.C., Hallow, K.M., Wang, J., Ou-Yang, H.D., Ghadiali, S.N. Influence of Cytoskeletal Structure and Mechanics on Epithelial Cell Injury during Cyclic Airway Reopening American Journal of Physiology: Lung Cell and Molecular Physiology. 2009 Jan; 5(297):L881-L891.
  • Dailey, H.L., Ricles, L.M., Yalcin, H.C., Ghadiali, S.N. Image-Based Finite Element Modeling of Alveolar Epithelial Cell Injury during Airway Reopening Journal of Applied Physiology. 2009 Jan; ?(106):221-232.
  • Ghadiali, S.N. Invited Editorial: Making "Time" for Alveolar Recruitment Journal of Applied Physiology. 2009 Jan; (106):751-752.
  • Wei, M.T., Zaorski, A., Yalcin, H.C., Wang, J., Hallow, M., Ghadiali, S.N., Chiou, A., Ou-Yang, H.D. A Comparative Study of Living Cell Micromechanical Properties by Oscillatory Optical Tweezers Optics Express. 2008 Jan; ?(16):8594-8603.
  • Ghadiali, S.N. & Gaver, D.P. Biomechanics of Liquid-Epithelium Interactions in Pulmonary Airways Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology. 2008 Jan; ?(163):232-243.
  • Yalcin, H.C., Perry, S.F., Ghadiali, S.N. Influence of Airway Diameter and Cell Confluence on Epithelial Cell Injury in an In-Vitro Model of Airway Reopening Journal of Applied Physiology. 2007 Jan; ?(103):1796-1807.
  • Dailey, H.L. & Ghadiali, S.N. Fluid-Structure Analysis of Microparticle Transport in Deformable Pulmonary Alveoli Journal of Aerosol Science. 2007 Jan; ?(38):269-288.
  • Ghadiali, S.; Gaver, D. Experimental and computational investigations of surfactant physicochemical behavior during pulmonary airway opening Annals of Biomedical Engineering. 2000 Dec; 28(SUPPL. 1):.
  • Gaver, D.P.; Krueger, M.A.; Ghadiali, S.N. The influence of surfactant physicochemical properties on pulmonary interfacial flow analogues American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED. 1997 Dec; 36 41-42.