Elena Balestreire, M.D., Ph.D.

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Elena Balestreire, M.D., Ph.D.

Education and Training:

B.S., Computer Science and Biological Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, 1997-2001

Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, Program in Cell Biology and Molecular Physiology, Pittsburgh, PA, Dr. Gerard Apodaca mentor, 2003-2007
M.D., University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, 2009.
Residency, Dermatology, Massachusetts General Hospital

Fellowships: Elena was supported by an NIH National Research Service Award Pre-doctoral Fellowship

Current Position: Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Massachusetts General Hospital. Harvard Medical School
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Primary Research Articles
Wang EC, Lee JM, Ruiz WG, Balestreire EM, von Bodungen M, Barrick S, Cockayne DA, Birder LA, Apodaca G. ATP and purinergic receptor-dependent membrane traffic in bladder umbrella cells. J Clin Invest. 2005 Sep;115(9):2412-22. Epub 2005 Aug 18. PubMed PMID: 16110327; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1187935.

Balestreire EM, Apodaca G. Apical epidermal growth factor receptor signaling: regulation of stretch-dependent exocytosis in bladder umbrella cells. Mol Biol Cell. 2007 Apr;18(4):1312-23. Epub 2007 Feb 7. PubMed PMID: 17287395; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1838979.

Khandelwal P, Ruiz WG, Balestreire-Hawryluk E, Weisz OA, Goldenring JR, Apodaca G. Rab11a-dependent exocytosis of discoidal/fusiform vesicles in bladder umbrella cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Oct 14;105(41):15773-8. Epub 2008 Oct 8. PubMed PMID: 18843107; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2572972.

Enter the name for this tabbed section: Review Articles
Apodaca G, Balestreire E, Birder LA. The uroepithelial-associated sensory web. Kidney Int. 2007 Nov;72(9):1057-64. Epub 2007 Aug 1. Review. PubMed PMID: 17667988.
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Books and Chapters