Mohammad Abbas Yaseen

Assistant Professor,  Bioengineering



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Research Focus

Advanced microscopy for minimally invasive, in vivo characterization of brain function


  • PhD, Rice University, Bioengineering, 2008
  • BS, Johns Hopkins University, Biomedical and Electrical Engineering, 2002

Professional Affiliations

  • Society for Neuroscience

Research Overview

Advanced microscopy for minimally invasive, in vivo characterization of brain function

Selected Research Projects

  • Relating neuroimmune and neurovascular alterations during Alzheimer’s Disease progression
    • Principal Investigator, National Institute of Health
  • Near Infrared Fluorescence Imaging of Reactive Oxygen Species in Alzheimer’s Disease
    • Co-Investigator, National Institute of Health

Selected Publications

  • Chung DY, Sugimoto K, Fischer P, Bohm M, Takizawa T, Sadeghian H, Morais A, Harriott A, Oka F, Qin T, Henninger N, Yaseen MA, Sakadzic S, Ayata C., “Real-time non-invasive in vivo visible light detection of cortical spreading depolarizations in mice.” Journal of Neuroscience Methods 309(1) 143-146 2018 PMID: 30194041
  • Gomez CA, Sakadzic S, Sutin J, Wu W, Fu B, Boas DA, Yaseen MA, “Phasor analysis of NADH HIM identifies pharmacological disruptions to mitochondrial metabolic processes in the rodent cerebral cortex” PLoS One 13(3) e0194578 2018 PMCID: PMC5862490
  • Chung DY, Sadeghian H, Qin T, Lule S, Lee H, Karakaya F, Goins S, Oka F, Yaseen MA, Houben T, Tolner EA, van den Maagdenberg AMJM, Whalen MJ, Sakadzic S, Ayata C, “Determinants of Optogenetic Cortical Spreading Depolarizations,” Cerebral Cortex 2018 PMID: 29425263
  • Polasek M, Yang Y, Schuhle DT, Yaseen MA, Kim YR, Sung VS, Guimaraes AR, Caravan P. “Molecular MR imaging of fibrosis in a mouse model of pancreatic cancer” Scientific Reports 7(1) 8114 2017 PMCID: PMC5556073
  • Yaseen MA, Sutin J, Wu W, Fu B, Uhlirova H, Devor A, Sakadzic S. “Fluorescence Lifetime Microscopy of NADH distinguishes alterations in cerebral metabolism in vivo,” Biomedical Optics Express 8(5) 2368-2385 2017 PMCID: PMC5480486


Jan 03, 2020

New Faculty Spotlight: Mohammad Abbas Yaseen

Mohammad Abbas Yaseen joins the Bioengineering department in January 2020 as an Assistant Professor.

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