Diana Bianchi, MD

Diana Bianchi

Natalie V Zucker Professor of Pediatrics



BA, Biology, University of Pennsylvania
MD, Stanford University School of Medicine
Postdoctoral Training, Harvard Medical School


Campus: Boston
Office: Tupper, 9th Floor
Laboratory: Tupper, 9th Floor

Contact Information

Office Phone: 617-636-1468
Lab Phone: 617-636-9120
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Research Web Site  Lab Research Page
Recent Publications  Abstract in PubMed

Graduate Programs



Research Synopsis

We study cell-free nucleic acids that traffic between the fetus and the pregnant woman to develop noninvasive methods of prenatal diagnosis. In addition, we analyze gene expression information derived from human amniotic fluid in order to develop new insights into human fetal development. This “amniotic fluid transcriptome” reflects real-time information from multiple fetal organs, particularly the brain. In prior studies we have shown that each fetal genetic condition has characteristic and consistent pathway and network abnormalities that are present as early as the second trimester. For example, in fetuses with Down syndrome, oxidative stress is a major abnormality. We are applying the information contained in the transcriptome to develop novel approaches to prenatal treatment of fetuses with congenital anomalies.


Lab Members

Andrea Goldberg Edlow, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology Send an e-mail Lab Research Page
Faycal Guedj, Postdoctoral Scholar Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Jill Maron, Associate Professor of Pediatrics Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Tomo Tarui, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page

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The priority application deadline for PhD programs is December 1, 2016.