Areas of Expertise:
Cellular immunotherapy for cancer, Invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cell development and function, Primary immunodeficiencies, Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis
Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)
- Education and Training
MD - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Pediatrics - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Pediatric Infectious Diseases - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Postdoctoral Research - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Pediatric Infectious DiseasesPediatrics
PhD in Immunology - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
- Titles and Academic Titles
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
- Departments and Services
- Research Interests
Mechanisms of tumor immune surveillance and ways to harness the activity of innate lymphocytes for cellular cancer immunotherapy.
Bassiri H, Wood J: Tetanus. The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult. M. William Schwartz (eds.). Wolters Kluwer, LIppincott William Wilkins (Philadelphia), 6th Edition: 866-7, 2012 Notes: ISBN 978-1451183382.
Bassiri H, Wood J: Smallpox. The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult. M. William Schwartz (eds.). Wolters Kluwer, Lippincott William Wilkins (Philadelphia), 6th Edition: 806-7, 2012 Notes: ISBN 978-1451183382.
Bassiri H: Anaerobic infections. The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult. M. William Schwartz (eds.). Wolters Kluwer, LIppincott William Wilkins (Philadelphia), 6th Edition: 42-3, 2012 Notes: ISBN 978-1451183382.
Bassiri H, Benavides AD, Haber M, Gilmour SK, Norris MD, Hogarty MD.: Translational development of DFMO for the treatment of neuroblastoma. Translational Pediatrics 2015 Notes: (in press).
Bassiri Hamid, Das Rupali, Guan Peng, Barrett David M, Brennan Patrick J, Banerjee Pinaki P, Wiener Susan J, Orange Jordan S, Brenner Michael B, Grupp Stephan A, Nichols Kim E: iNKT cell cytotoxic responses control T-lymphoma growth in vitro and in vivo. Cancer Immunology Research 2(1): 59-69, Jan 2014. PMCID: PMC3927984
May Rebecca M, Okumura Mariko, Hsu Chin-Jung, Bassiri Hamid, Yang Enjun, Rak Gregory, Mace Emily M, Philip Naomi H, Zhang Weiguo, Baumgart Tobias, Orange Jordan S, Nichols Kim E, Kambayashi Taku: Murine natural killer immunoreceptors use distinct proximal signaling complexes to direct cell function. Blood Feb 2013 Notes: Epub ahead of print Feb 13 2013.
Das Rupali, Bassiri Hamid, Guan Peng, Wiener Susan, Banerjee Pinaki P, Zhong Ming-Chao, Veillette André, Orange Jordan S, Nichols Kim E: The adaptor molecule SAP plays essential roles during invariant NKT cell cytotoxicity and lytic synapse formation. Blood Feb 2013 Notes: Epub ahead of print Feb 21 2013.
Bassiri Hamid, Das Rupali, Nichols Kim E: Invariant NKT cells: Killers and conspirators against cancer. Oncoimmunology 2(12): e27440, Dec 2013. PMCID: PMC3926875
Posters and Presentations
"Invariant natural killer T cell-based immunotherapy for lymphoma", University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, April 2015.
"Hot Topics in Pediatric Infectious Diseases: Measles, Influenza, MRSA" University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing Preceptor Event , March 2015.
"Emerging pediatric infections: Enterovirus D68, Ebola, and Influenza" Delaware Valley Chapter of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, November 2014.
"Fever and Rash Syndromes", "Evaluation and Diagnosis of Primary Immune Deficiencies", "Fever of Unknown Origin", "Fever and Neutropenia" American Austrian Foundation Open Medical Institute lecture series, June 2014.
"Mechanisms of invariant natural killer (iNKT) cell control of T-lymphoma" Pediatric Academic Societies, May 2014.
"Mechanisms of invariant natural killer (iNKT) cell control of T-lymphoma" Eastern Society for Pediatric Research, March 2014.
- Awards and Honors
2014, Young Faculty Investigator finalist, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research
2010, Clinical Immunology Society/Talecris Biotherapeutics Senior Fellow Award
2009-2015, NIH Loan Repayment Award
2009, Clinical Immunology Society/Talecris Biotherapeutics Fellowship Award
2007, Senior Resident Clinician of the Year, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
2006, Teddy Bedrosian Compassionate Care Award, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
2002, Mary Ellis Bell Prize, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
1993, National Science Foundation Fellowship (honorable mention)
1989 & 1990, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Student Fellowship Award
- Editorial and Academic Positions
2012-present, Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, ad hoc reviewer
2010-present, Pediatric Emergency Care, ad hoc reviewer
Academic and Institutional Committees
2015-present, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Bioresponse Steering Committee
2014-present, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia K08/K23 Internal grant review committee
Immunology and Cancer Biology graduate studies groups, University of Pennsylvania
Memberships in Professional Organizations
2008-present, Clinical Immunology Society
2011-present, American Association of Pediatrics
2007-present, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
2007-present, Infectious Diseases Society of America
- Awards and Honors