Athan Kuliopulos, MD, PhD


Professor of Medicine



BS, Biology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
MD, PhD, Biochemistry, Johns Hopkins Medical School
Postdoctoral Training, Harvard Medical School


Campus: Boston
Office: 75 Kneeland, 10th Floor
Laboratory: 75 Kneeland, 10th Floor

Contact Information

Office Phone: 617-636-8482
Lab Phone: 617-636-8486
E-mail   Send an e-mail


Research Web Site  Lab Research Page
Recent Publications  Abstract in PubMed

Graduate Programs

Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology, Genetics


Research Synopsis

Protease-activated receptors (PARs) are a unique class of G protein-coupled receptors that play critical roles in vascular biology, inflammation and fibrosis. The PARs are cleaved by thrombin, MMP-1 and other proteases to expose a new N-terminus that binds to the body of the receptor in an unusual intramolecular mode. A major interest of our research group is to study the molecular mechanism of protease activation of the PARs and translational relevance in cardiovascular and fibrotic-inflammatory diseases.


Lab Members

Elizabeth Fletcher, Postdoctoral Scholar Send an e-mail 
Christopher Garzia, Research Associate Send an e-mail 
Emily Michael, PhD Student in Biochemistry Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Rajashree Rana, Postdoctoral Scholar Send an e-mail 
Andrew Shearer, PhD Student in Biochemistry Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Susan Turner, Clinical Research Coordinator Send an e-mail 

Apply to the Sackler School


The priority application deadlines are as follows:

December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development

June 15: Online Certificate in Fundamentals of Clinical Care Research