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Nadia Boutaoui, PhD

Nadia Boutaoui, PhD
Job Title Laboratory Director, Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Allergy, and Immunology, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
4401 Penn Ave., Suite Rangos Research Building, 9th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-9392 Phone
412-692-7636 Fax

Education and Training

Graduate School:

2003 PhD, University of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom
1998 MSc/M Eng., Engineer’s degree in Agronomy with Honors, National Institute of Agronomy, Algiers, Algeria

Post Graduate School:

2010 Epigenetics Specialist, Channing Laboratory, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass.
2010 Post-Doctoral Fellow, Channing Laboratory, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass.
2006 Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass.


  • American Thoracic Society


  • Undergraduate Degree, Cum Laude Honors
  • First Place Winner, National Scholarship Award in Genetics


  • Brehm JM, Hagiwara K, Tesfaigzi Y, Bruse S, Mariani TJ, Bhattacharya S, Boutaoui N, Ziniti JP, Soto-Quiros ME, Avila L, Cho MH, Himes B, Litonjua AA, Jacobson F, Bakke P, Gulsvik A, Anderson WH, Lomas DA, Forno E, Datta S, Silverman EK, Celedón JC (2011). Identification of FGF7 as a novel susceptibility locus for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Thorax. 2011 Sep 15. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Qiu W, Baccarelli A; Carey V; Boutaoui N; Bacherman H; Klanderman B; Rennard S; Agusti A; Anderson W; Lomas D A; DeMeo D L. (2011). Variable DNA Methylation is Associated with COPD and lung function.  Paper review in process.
  • Cho MH, Boutaoui N, Klanderman BJ., Sylvia JS, Ziniti JP, Hersh CP, DeMeo DL, Hunninghake GM, Litonjua AA, Sparrow D, Lange C, Won S, Murphy JR, Beaty TH, Regan EA, Make BJ, Hokanson JE, Crapo JD, Kong X, Anderson WH, Tal-Singer R, Lomas DA, Bakke P, Gulsvik A, Pillai SG, Silverman EK (2010). Variants in FAM13A are associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Nature Genetics 42: 200–202.
  • Melén E, Himes BE, Brehm J, Boutaoui N, Klanderman BJ, Sylvia JS, Lasky-Su J (2010) Analyses of shared genetic factors between asthma and obesity in children. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 126 (3): 631-U43. 
  • Wan ES, Cho MH, Boutaoui N, Klanderman BJ, Sylvia JS, Ziniti JP, Won S, Lange , Pillai SG, Kong XQ, Anderson WH, Tal-Singer RM, Lomas DA, Bakke PS, Gulsvik A, Regan EA, Murphy JR, Make B, Crapo JD, Wouters EF, Celli BR, Silverman EK, DeMeo DL(2010) Genome-Wide Association Analysis of Body Mass in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. American journal of respiratory cell and molecular biology. doi:10.1165/rcmb.2010-0294OC.

Research Interests

  • Environmental exposures and respiratory health
  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Epigenetics
  • Genetics/ Functional Genetics
Last Update
February 3, 2014
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Last Update
February 3, 2014