Cutaneous Biology Research Center


Alexander G. Marneros, M.D., Ph.D.

Alexander G. Marneros, MD/PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology, Harvard Medical School Dermatology Attending, Massachusetts General Hospital


Lizhi (Justin) He, PhD: Postdoctoral research fellow

Mariya Marioutina, B.Sc.: research technician

Jaclyn Andricovich, B.Sc.: research technician


A position for a highly dedicated and qualified postdoctoral research fellow is currently available.


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Selected Publications

 For the full publication list, search Pubmed for Marneros AG[au]

  1. Ablonczy Z, Dahrouj M, Marneros AG. Progressive dysfunction of the retinal pigment epithelium and retina due to increased VEGF-A levels. FASEB J., 2014, in press.
  2. He L and Marneros AG. Doxycycline inhibits polarization of macrophages to the proangiogenic M2-type and subsequent neovascularization. J Biol Chem., 2014, in press.
  3. He L, Marioutina M, Dunaieff J, Marneros AG. Age- and gene dosage-dependent Cre-mediated abnormalities in the retinal pigment epithelium. Am J Pathol., 2014, in press.
  4. Marneros AG. NLRP3 Inflammasome Blockade Inhibits VEGF-A-Induced Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Cell Reports, 2013, 4(5): 945-958. Cover article.
  5. He L and Marneros AG.  Macrophages are essential for the early wound healing response and the formation of a fibrovascular scar.  Am J.Pathol. 2013 182(6):2407-17 Cover article.
  6. Marneros AG. BMS1 is mutated in Aplasia Cutis Congenita. Plos Genetics 2013, 9(6):e1003573.
  7. Marneros AG*, Beck AE*, Turner EH, McMillin MJ, Edwards MJ, Field M, de Macena Sobreira NL, Perez AB, Fortes JA, Lampe AK, Giovannucci Uzielli ML, Gordon CT, Plessis G, Le Merrer M, Amiel J, Reichenberger E, Shively KM, Cerrato F, Labow BI, Tabor HK, Smith JD, Shendure J, Nickerson DA, Bamshad MJ; University of Washington Center for Mendelian Genomics. Mutations in KCTD1 cause scalp-ear-nipple syndrome. Am J Hum Genet. 2013 Apr 4;92
  8. Makinodan E, Marneros AG. Protein kinase A activation inhibits oncogenic Sonic hedgehog signalling and suppresses basal cell carcinoma of the skin. Exp Dermatol. 2012;21(11):847-52.
  9. Marneros AG, Blanco F, Husain S, Silvers DN, Grossman ME. Classification of cutaneous intravascular breast cancer metastases based on immunolabeling of blood and lymph vessels. J Am Acad Derm, 2009;60(4):633-8.
  10. Marneros AG, Grossman ME, Silvers DN, Husain S, Nuovo GJ, MacGregor-Cortelli B, Neylon E, Patterson M, O'Connor OA, Zain JM. Pralatrexate-induced tumor cell apoptosis in the epidermis of a patient with HTLV-1 adult T-cell lymphoma/leukemia causing skin erosions. Blood, 2009;113(25):6338-41.
  11. Marneros AG, She H, Zambarakji H, Hashimoto H, Connolly E, Kim I, Gragoudas E, Miller JW, Olsen BR. Endogenous endostatin inhibits choroidal neovascularization. FASEB J, 2007, 21(14):3809-3818.
  12. Marneros AG, Fan J, Yokoyama Y, Gerber HP, Ferrara N, Crouch, RK, Olsen BR. VEGF expression in the retinal pigment epithelium is essential for choriocapillaris development and visual function. Am J Pathol, 2005;167: 1349-1357.
  13. Marneros AG, Keene DR, Hansen U, Fukai N, Moulton K, Goletz PL, Moiseyev G, Pawlyk BS, Halfter W, Dong S, Shibata M, Li T, Crouch RK, Bruckner P, Olsen BR. Collagen XVIII and endostatin are essential for vision and retinal pigment epithelial function. EMBO J., 2004;23(1):89-99.

Alexander G. Marneros, M.D., Ph.D.

Cutaneous Biology Research Center
Massachusetts General Hospital
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