Marian Harris

Marian H. Harris, MD, PhD

Director, Molecular Pathology; Staff Pathologist

Instructor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School

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Medical Services

Specialties

  • Hematopathology
  • Molecular diagnostics

Departments

  • Pathology
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Experience and Education

Education

Undergraduate, BA

Yale University, 1993

New Haven, CT

Medical School

University of Pennsylvania, 2003

Philadelphia, PA

Graduate School, PhD

University of Pennsylvania, 2004

Philadelphia, PA

Residency, Anatomic Pathology

Brigham and Women's Hospital, 2004-2006

Boston, MA

Fellowship, Hematopathology

Brigham and Women's Hospital, 2006-2008

Boston, MA

Fellowship, Molecular Genetic Pathology

Harvard Medical School, 2009-2010

Boston, MA

Certifications

  • Anatomic Pathology and Hematopathology

  • Molecular Genetic Pathology

Research

Research interests: Pediatric molecular oncology and molecular hematology diagnostics

Marian H. Harris, MD, PhD PubMed articles

Publications

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  1. Harris MH, Gold DR, Rifas-Shiman SL, Melly SJ, Zanobetti A, Coull BA, Schwartz JD, Gryparis A, Kloog I, Koutrakis P, Bellinger DC, Belfort MB, Webster TF, White RF, Sagiv SK, Oken E. Prenatal and childhood traffic-related air pollution exposure and childhood executive function and behavior. Neurotoxicol Teratol. 2016 Sep - Oct; 57:60-70.
  2. Louissaint A, Schafernak KT, Geyer JT, Kovach AE, Ghandi M, Gratzinger D, Roth CG, Paxton CN, Kim S, Namgyal C, Morin R, Morgan EA, Neuberg DS, South ST, Harris MH, Hasserjian RP, Hochberg EP, Garraway LA, Harris NL, Weinstock DM. Pediatric-type nodal follicular lymphoma: a biologically distinct lymphoma with frequent MAPK pathway mutations. Blood. 2016 Aug 25; 128(8):1093-100.
  3. Tannenbaum-Dvir S, Glade Bender JL, Church AJ, Janeway KA, Harris MH, Mansukhani MM, Nagy PL, Andrews SJ, Murty VV, Kadenhe-Chiweshe A, Connolly EP, Kung AL, Dela Cruz FS. Characterization of a novel fusion gene EML4-NTRK3 in a case of recurrent congenital fibrosarcoma. Cold Spring Harb Mol Case Stud. 2015 Oct; 1(1):a000471.
  4. Harris MH, Gold DR, Rifas-Shiman SL, Melly SJ, Zanobetti A, Coull BA, Schwartz JD, Gryparis A, Kloog I, Koutrakis P, Bellinger DC, White RF, Sagiv SK, Oken E. Prenatal and Childhood Traffic-Related Pollution Exposure and Childhood Cognition in the Project Viva Cohort (Massachusetts, USA). Environ Health Perspect. 2015 Oct; 123(10):1072-8.
  5. Hryhorczuk AL, Kim HB, Harris MH, Vargas SO, Zurakowski D, Lee EY. Imaging findings in children with proliferative disorders following multivisceral transplantation. Pediatr Radiol. 2015 Jul; 45(8):1138-45.
  6. Forester CM, Sartain SE, Guo D, Harris MH, Weinberg OK, Fleming MD, London WB, Williams DA, Hofmann I. Pediatric aplastic anemia and refractory cytopenia: A retrospective analysis assessing outcomes and histomorphologic predictors. Am J Hematol. 2015 Apr; 90(4):320-6.
  7. Lane AA, Chapuy B, Lin CY, Tivey T, Li H, Townsend EC, van Bodegom D, Day TA, Wu SC, Liu H, Yoda A, Alexe G, Schinzel AC, Sullivan TJ, Malinge S, Taylor JE, Stegmaier K, Jaffe JD, Bustin M, te Kronnie G, Izraeli S, Harris MH, Stevenson KE, Neuberg D, Silverman LB, Sallan SE, Bradner JE, Hahn WC, Crispino JD, Pellman D, Weinstock DM. Triplication of a 21q22 region contributes to B cell transformation through HMGN1 overexpression and loss of histone H3 Lys27 trimethylation. Nat Genet. 2014 Jun; 46(6):618-23.
  8. Mar BG, Bullinger LB, McLean KM, Grauman PV, Harris MH, Stevenson K, Neuberg DS, Sinha AU, Sallan SE, Silverman LB, Kung AL, Lo Nigro L, Ebert BL, Armstrong SA. Mutations in epigenetic regulators including SETD2 are gained during relapse in paediatric acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Nat Commun. 2014 Mar 24; 5:3469.
  9. Roderick JE, Tesell J, Shultz LD, Brehm MA, Greiner DL, Harris MH, Silverman LB, Sallan SE, Gutierrez A, Look AT, Qi J, Bradner JE, Kelliher MA. c-Myc inhibition prevents leukemia initiation in mice and impairs the growth of relapsed and induction failure pediatric T-ALL cells. Blood. 2014 Feb 13; 123(7):1040-50.
  10. Meyer C, Hofmann J, Burmeister T, Gröger D, Park TS, Emerenciano M, Pombo de Oliveira M, Renneville A, Villarese P, Macintyre E, Cavé H, Clappier E, Mass-Malo K, Zuna J, Trka J, De Braekeleer E, De Braekeleer M, Oh SH, Tsaur G, Fechina L, van der Velden VH, van Dongen JJ, Delabesse E, Binato R, Silva ML, Kustanovich A, Aleinikova O, Harris MH, Lund-Aho T, Juvonen V, Heidenreich O, Vormoor J, Choi WW, Jarosova M, Kolenova A, Bueno C, Menendez P, Wehner S, Eckert C, Talmant P, Tondeur S, Lippert E, Launay E, Henry C, Ballerini P, Lapillone H, Callanan MB, Cayuela JM, Herbaux C, Cazzaniga G, Kakadiya PM, Bohlander S, Ahlmann M, Choi JR, Gameiro P, Lee DS, Krauter J, Cornillet-Lefebvre P, Te Kronnie G, Schäfer BW, Kubetzko S, Alonso CN, zur Stadt U, Sutton R, Venn NC, Izraeli S, Trakhtenbrot L, Madsen HO, Archer P, Hancock J, Cerveira N, Teixeira MR, Lo Nigro L, Möricke A, Stanulla M, Schrappe M, Sedék L, Szczepanski T, Zwaan CM, Coenen EA, van den Heuvel-Eibrink MM, Strehl S, Dworzak M, Panzer-Grümayer R, Dingermann T, Klingebiel T, Marschalek R. The MLL recombinome of acute leukemias in 2013. Leukemia. 2013 Nov; 27(11):2165-76.
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  12. Janeway KA, Place AE, Kieran MW, Harris MH. Future of clinical genomics in pediatric oncology. J Clin Oncol. 2013 May 20; 31(15):1893-903.
  13. Hryhorczuk AL, Harris MH, Vargas SO, Lee EY. Anaplastic large cell lymphoma of the esophagus in a pediatric patient. Pediatr Radiol. 2012 May; 42(5):627-31.
  14. Bousquet M, Harris MH, Zhou B, Lodish HF. MicroRNA miR-125b causes leukemia. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Dec 14; 107(50):21558-63.
  15. Agarwal P, Ruzinova MB, Harris MH, Qureshi AA, Stebbins WG. Extranodal natural killer cell/t-cell lymphoma, nasal type, presenting as cutaneous nodules and a small-bowel perforation. Am J Dermatopathol. 2010 Feb; 32(1):83-5.
  16. Christofk HR, Vander Heiden MG, Harris MH, Ramanathan A, Gerszten RE, Wei R, Fleming MD, Schreiber SL, Cantley LC. The M2 splice isoform of pyruvate kinase is important for cancer metabolism and tumour growth. Nature. 2008 Mar 13; 452(7184):230-3.
  17. Johnnidis JB, Harris MH, Wheeler RT, Stehling-Sun S, Lam MH, Kirak O, Brummelkamp TR, Fleming MD, Camargo FD. Regulation of progenitor cell proliferation and granulocyte function by microRNA-223. Nature. 2008 Feb 28; 451(7182):1125-9.
  18. Lum JJ, Bauer DE, Kong M, Harris MH, Li C, Lindsten T, Thompson CB. Growth factor regulation of autophagy and cell survival in the absence of apoptosis. Cell. 2005 Jan 28; 120(2):237-48.
  19. Bauer DE, Harris MH, Plas DR, Lum JJ, Hammerman PS, Rathmell JC, Riley JL, Thompson CB. Cytokine stimulation of aerobic glycolysis in hematopoietic cells exceeds proliferative demand. FASEB J. 2004 Aug; 18(11):1303-5.
  20. Elstrom RL, Bauer DE, Buzzai M, Karnauskas R, Harris MH, Plas DR, Zhuang H, Cinalli RM, Alavi A, Rudin CM, Thompson CB. Akt stimulates aerobic glycolysis in cancer cells. Cancer Res. 2004 Jun 1; 64(11):3892-9.
  21. Lindsten T, Golden JA, Zong WX, Minarcik J, Harris MH, Thompson CB. The proapoptotic activities of Bax and Bak limit the size of the neural stem cell pool. J Neurosci. 2003 Dec 3; 23(35):11112-9.
  22. Vander Heiden MG, Choy JS, VanderWeele DJ, Brace JL, Harris MH, Bauer DE, Prange B, Kron SJ, Thompson CB, Rudin CM. Bcl-x(L) complements Saccharomyces cerevisiae genes that facilitate the switch from glycolytic to oxidative metabolism. J Biol Chem. 2002 Nov 22; 277(47):44870-6.
  23. Frauwirth KA, Riley JL, Harris MH, Parry RV, Rathmell JC, Plas DR, Elstrom RL, June CH, Thompson CB. The CD28 signaling pathway regulates glucose metabolism. Immunity. 2002 Jun; 16(6):769-77.
  24. Vander Heiden MG, Plas DR, Rathmell JC, Fox CJ, Harris MH, Thompson CB. Growth factors can influence cell growth and survival through effects on glucose metabolism. Mol Cell Biol. 2001 Sep; 21(17):5899-912.
  25. Harris MH, Thompson CB. The role of the Bcl-2 family in the regulation of outer mitochondrial membrane permeability. Cell Death Differ. 2000 Dec; 7(12):1182-91.
  26. Harris MH, Vander Heiden MG, Kron SJ, Thompson CB. Role of oxidative phosphorylation in Bax toxicity. Mol Cell Biol. 2000 May; 20(10):3590-6.
  27. Chang BS, Kelekar A, Harris MH, Harlan JE, Fesik SW, Thompson CB. The BH3 domain of Bcl-x(S) is required for inhibition of the antiapoptotic function of Bcl-x(L). Mol Cell Biol. 1999 Oct; 19(10):6673-81.
  28. Thompson CB, Rathmell JC, Frauwirth KA, Lindsten T, Rudin CM, Opferman JT, Ashton-Rickardt PG, Harris MH, Chandel NS, Schumacker PT, Vander Heiden MG. What keeps a resting T cell alive? Cold Spring Harb Symp Quant Biol. 1999; 64:383-7.
  29. Lizarraga SB, Margossian SP, Harris MH, Campagna DR, Han AP, Blevins S, Mudbhary R, Barker JE, Walsh CA, Fleming MD. Cdk5rap2 regulates centrosome function and chromosome segregation in neuronal progenitors. Development. 2010 Jun; 137(11):1907-17.
  30. Rathmell JC, Vander Heiden MG, Harris MH, Frauwirth KA, Thompson CB. In the absence of extrinsic signals, nutrient utilization by lymphocytes is insufficient to maintain either cell size or viability. Mol Cell. 2000 Sep; 6(3):683-92.
  31. Gottlieb E, Armour SM, Harris MH, Thompson CB. Mitochondrial membrane potential regulates matrix configuration and cytochrome c release during apoptosis. Cell Death Differ. 2003 Jun; 10(6):709-17.
  32. Wong TE, Calicchio ML, Fleming MD, Shimamura A, Harris MH. SBDS protein expression patterns in the bone marrow. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2010 Sep; 55(3):546-9.
  33. Anastasiou D, Yu Y, Israelsen WJ, Jiang JK, Boxer MB, Hong BS, Tempel W, Dimov S, Shen M, Jha A, Yang H, Mattaini KR, Metallo CM, Fiske BP, Courtney KD, Malstrom S, Khan TM, Kung C, Skoumbourdis AP, Veith H, Southall N, Walsh MJ, Brimacombe KR, Leister W, Lunt SY, Johnson ZR, Yen KE, Kunii K, Davidson SM, Christofk HR, Austin CP, Inglese J, Harris MH, Asara JM, Stephanopoulos G, Salituro FG, Jin S, Dang L, Auld DS, Park HW, Cantley LC, Thomas CJ, Vander Heiden MG. Pyruvate kinase M2 activators promote tetramer formation and suppress tumorigenesis. Nat Chem Biol. 2012 Oct; 8(10):839-47.
  34. Sagiv SK, Rifas-Shiman SL, Webster TF, Mora AM, Harris MH, Calafat AM, Ye X, Gillman MW, Oken E. Sociodemographic and Perinatal Predictors of Early Pregnancy Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substance (PFAS) Concentrations. Environ Sci Technol. 2015 Oct 6; 49(19):11849-58.
  35. Place AE, Stevenson KE, Vrooman LM, Harris MH, Hunt SK, O'Brien JE, Supko JG, Asselin BL, Athale UH, Clavell LA, Cole PD, Kelly KM, Laverdiere C, Leclerc JM, Michon B, Schorin MA, Welch JJ, Lipshultz SE, Kutok JL, Blonquist TM, Neuberg DS, Sallan SE, Silverman LB. Intravenous pegylated asparaginase versus intramuscular native Escherichia coli L-asparaginase in newly diagnosed childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (DFCI 05-001): a randomised, open-label phase 3 trial. Lancet Oncol. 2015 Dec; 16(16):1677-90.
  36. Belfort MB, Rifas-Shiman SL, Kleinman KP, Bellinger DC, Harris MH, Taveras EM, Gillman MW, Oken E. Infant Breastfeeding Duration and Mid-Childhood Executive Function, Behavior, and Social-Emotional Development. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2016 Jan; 37(1):43-52.
  37. Townsend EC, Murakami MA, Christodoulou A, Christie AL, Köster J, DeSouza TA, Morgan EA, Kallgren SP, Liu H, Wu SC, Plana O, Montero J, Stevenson KE, Rao P, Vadhi R, Andreeff M, Armand P, Ballen KK, Barzaghi-Rinaudo P, Cahill S, Clark RA, Cooke VG, Davids MS, DeAngelo DJ, Dorfman DM, Eaton H, Ebert BL, Etchin J, Firestone B, Fisher DC, Freedman AS, Galinsky IA, Gao H, Garcia JS, Garnache-Ottou F, Graubert TA, Gutierrez A, Halilovic E, Harris MH, Herbert ZT, Horwitz SM, Inghirami G, Intlekoffer AM, Ito M, Izraeli S, Jacobsen ED, Jacobson CA, Jeay S, Jeremias I, Kelliher MA, Koch R, Konopleva M, Kopp N, Kornblau SM, Kung AL, Kupper TS, LaBoeuf N, LaCasce AS, Lees E, Li LS, Look AT, Murakami M, Muschen M, Neuberg D, Ng SY, Odejide OO, Orkin SH, Paquette RR, Place AE, Roderick JE, Ryan JA, Sallan SE, Shoji B, Silverman LB, Soiffer RJ, Steensma DP, Stegmaier K, Stone RM, Tamburini J, Thorner AR, van Hummelen P, Wadleigh M, Wiesmann M, Weng AP, Wuerthner JU, Williams DA, Wollison BM, Lane AA, Letai A, Bertagnolli MM, Ritz J, Brown M, Long H, Aster JC, Shipp MA, Griffin JD, Weinstock DM. The Public Repository of Xenografts Enables Discovery and Randomized Phase II-like Trials in Mice. Cancer Cell. 2016 Apr 11; 29(4):574-86.
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