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Houston, Texas

The Alkek Building at Baylor College of Medicine
Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
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Aladin M. Boriek, Ph.D.

Aladin M. Boriek, Ph.D.Professor of Medicine and Molecular Physiology & Biophysics

Baylor College of Medicine
One Baylor Plaza, Suite 520B
Houston, Texas 77030
Phone: 713-798-6091
Fax: 713-798-3619


  • Ph.D., Rice University, Houston, Texas
  • Post-Doc, Baylor College Of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Clinical and Research Interests

Dr. Boriek's research interests include the structure and function of the respiratory pump in chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), dysregulation of mechanosensitive pathways in the aging respiratory pump, respiratory muscle dysfunction in mouse models of muscular dystrophy, and the role of the cytoskeleton in the regulation of mechanosensitive pathways in airway smooth muscles.

Awards and Honors

  • Regular member, Respiratory Integrative Biology and Translational Research NIH Study Section, 2005-2009
  • Engineering Analysis of Chest Wall Mechanics, Whitaker Foundation, 1992-1995
  • Fellowship, Ph.D. program, Rice University, 1986-1990

Selected Publications

  • Lopez MA, Pardo PS, Cox GA, Boriek AM. Early mechanical dysfunction of the diaphragm in the muscular dystrophy with myositis (Ttnmdm) model. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2008; 295(5):C1092-102.
  • Pardo PS, Lopez MA, Boriek AM. FOXO transcription factors are mechanosensitive and their regulation is altered with aging in the respiratory pump. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2008; 294(4):C1056-66.
  • Sharafkhaneh A, Babb TG, Officer TM, Hanania NA, Sharafkhaneh H, Boriek AM. The confounding effects of thoracic gas compression on measurement of acute bronchodilator response. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2007; 175(4):330-5.
  • Boriek AM, Black B, Hubmayr R, Wilson TA. Length and curvature of the dog diaphragm. J Appl Physiol. 2006; 101(3):794-8.
  • Shardonofsky FR, Capetanaki Y, Boriek AM. Desmin modulates lung elastic recoil and airway responsiveness. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2006; 290(5):L890-6.
  • Hwang W, Kelly NG, Boriek AM. Passive mechanics of muscle tendinous junction of canine diaphragm. J Appl Physiol. 2005; 98(4):1328-33.
  • Sharafkhaneh A, Goodnight-White S, Officer TM, Rodarte JR, Boriek AM. Altered thoracic gas compression contributes to improvement in spirometry with lung volume reduction surgery. Thorax. 2005; 60(4):288-92.
  • Lopez MA, Mayer U, Hwang W, Taylor T, Hashmi MA, Jannapureddy SR, Boriek AM. Force transmission, compliance, and viscoelasticity are altered in the alpha7-integrin-null mouse diaphragm. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2005; 288(2):C282-9.
  • Kumar A, Khandelwal N, Malya R, Reid MB, Boriek AM. Loss of dystrophin causes aberrant mechanotransduction in skeletal muscle fibers. FASEB J. 2004; 18(1):102-13.
  • Kumar A, Boriek AM. Mechanical stress activates the nuclear factor-kappaB pathway in skeletal muscle fibers: a possible role in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. FASEB J. 2003; 17(3):386-96.

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