Da Silva, Nicolas, PhD

Phone: 617-724-9269
Lab: Da Silva, Nicolas


Nicolas Da Silva is Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Assistant in Biology at Massachusetts General Hospital. He obtained his master degree in Molecular & Cellular Physiology from Blaise-Pascal University, Clermont-Ferrand, France, and his PhD in Cell Biology from Paris 7 - Diderot University. Following his postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Dr. Sylvie Breton at MGH, he developed his own research project, which aims at studying the role of immune cells in the post-testicular environment. The group is part of the Program in Membrane Biology at CSB and the MGH Division of Nephrology. His current research is supported by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).


Heidt T, Courties G, Dutta P, Sager H, Sebas M, Iwamoto Y, Sun Y, Da Silva N, Panizzi P, van der Laan AM, Swirski FK, Weissleder R, Nahrendorf M
Differential Contribution of Monocytes to Heart Macrophages in Steady-State and After Myocardial Infarction.
Circ Res. 2014;115(2):284-95 - PMID: 24786973 - PMCID: PMC4082439
Ruan YC, Wang Y, Da Silva N, Kim B, Diao RY, Hill E, Brown D, Chan HC, Breton S
CFTR interacts with ZO-1 to regulate tight junction assembly and epithelial differentiation via the ZONAB pathway.
J Cell Sci. 2014;127(Pt 20):4396-408 - PMID: 25107366 - PMCID: PMC4197086 - Cover
Kim B, Roy J, Shum WW, Da Silva N, Breton S
Role of Testicular Luminal Factors on Basal Cell Elongation and Proliferation in the Mouse Epididymis.
Biol Reprod. 2014;92(1):9 - PMID: 25411392
Shum WW, Smith TB, Cortez-Retamozo V, Grigoryeva LS, Roy JW, Hill E, Pittet MJ, Breton S, Da Silva N
Epithelial Basal Cells Are Distinct from Dendritic Cells and Macrophages in the Mouse Epididymis.
Biol Reprod. 2014;90(5):90 - PMID: 24648397 - PMCID: PMC4076373
Smith TB, Cortez-Retamozo V, Grigoryeva LS, Hill E, Pittet MJ, Da Silva N
Mononuclear phagocytes rapidly clear apoptotic epithelial cells in the proximal epididymis.
Andrology. 2014;2(5):755-62 - PMID: 25082073