Programs: Physician Assistant
MaryAnn V. Volpe, MD received her MD degree from Dartmouth Medical School, followed by Pediatric Residency Training at the University of Virginia and subspecialty training in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at Tufts Medical Center. She is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine and Associate Director of the Tufts Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program. She is also Program Chair of the New England Perinatal Society for which she manages all functions, maintain funding and plans annual regional meeting. Her research focuses on lung molecular mechanisms involved in the developmental on lung disease in preterm infants. She is active in mentorship of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine postdoctoral fellows, PhD students, and medical students. She has a strong long-standing educational and administrative involvement in Tufts University School of Medicine.
- BA, New York University, 1984
- MD, Dartmouth Medical School, 1988
- Volpe MV, Martin A, Vosatka RJ, Mazzoni CL, Nielsen HC. Hoxb-5 expression in the developing mouse lung suggests a role in branching morphogenesis and epithelial cell fate. Histochemistry Cell Biol 1997;108:495-504.
- Chinoy MR, Volpe MV, Cilley RE, Zgleszewski SE, Vosatka RJ, Martin A, Nielsen, HC. Growth factors and dexamethasone regulate Hoxb5 protein in cultured murine fetal lungs. Am J Phys 1998; 274:L610-620.
- Volpe MV, Vosatka RJ, Nielsen HC. Hoxb-5 control of early airway formation during branching morphogenesis in the developing mouse lung. Biochim Biophys Acta 2000; 1475: 337-345.
- Archavachotikul K, Ciccone TJ, Chinoy MR, Nielsen HC, Volpe MV. Thyroid hormone affects embryonic lung branching morphogenesis and cellular differentiation. Am J Phys 2002; 282: L359-369.
- Volpe MV, Nielsen HC, Archavachotikul K, Ciccone TJ, Chinoy MR. Thyroid hormone affects distal airway formation during the late pseudoglandular period of mouse lung development. Mol Genet Metab. 2003 Sep-Oct;80(1-2):242-54.
- Chinoy MR, Nielsen HC, Volpe MV. Mesenchymal nuclear transcription factors in nitrofen-induced hypoplastic lung. J Surg Research 2003; 108:203-211.