McMaster University

McMaster University

Houman Nafisi,


Assistant Professor
Pathology and Molecular Medicine

St. Joseph's Healthcare 
L222-8, St. Luke's Wing 
Hamilton, Ontario
Tel: 905 522 1155, ext: 34249


Dr Nafisi

Faculty Biography

Education and Professional Standing

Breast Pathology Fellowship, University of Toronto

Anatomical Pathology Residency, University of Toronto

MSc (Neuroscience), University of Ottawa

MD, Tehran University of Medical Sciences


Research and clinical focus

  • Breast pathology
  • Surgical pathology
  • Digital pathology

Academic interests

  • Postgraduate and undergraduate education at McMaster University

Selected Publications

  • Nafisi H, Ghorab Z, Ismill N, Dubé V, Plotkin A, Han G, Cesari M, Lu FI, Saad R, Khalifa M, Nofech-Mozes S. Immunophenotypic Analysis in Early Müllerian Serous Carcinogenesis. Int J Gynecol Pathol. 2015 Sep;34(5):424-36
  • Nafisi H, Cesari M, Karamchandani J, Balasubramaniam G, Keith JL. Metastatic ovarian carcinoma to the brain: an approach to identification and classification for neuropathologists. Neuropathology. 2015 Apr;35(2):122-9
  • Laliberté B, Wilson AM, Nafisi H, Mao H, Zhou YY, Daigle M, Albert PR. TNFAIP8: a new effector for Galpha(i) coupling to reduce cell death and induce cell transformation. J Cell Physiol. 2010 Nov;225(3): 865-74.
  • Nafisi H, Banihashemi B, Daigle M, Albert PR. GAP1 (IP4BP)/RASA3 mediates Galphai-induced inhibition of mitogen-activated protein kinase. J Biol Chem. 2008 Dec 19;283(51):35908-17.
  • Amini-Bavil-Olyaee S, Sarrami-Forooshani R, Adeli A, Mahboudi F, Sabahi F, Nafisi H, Zali MR, Azizi M. A novel accurate amplification created restriction site method for determination of the wild type and the precore mutant hepatitis B virus variants. J Virol Methods. 2005 Jul;127(1):19-23.

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