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Andrew Connolly


Ph.D in Biomedical Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, 1997

Current position

Associate Director, Autopsy Service, Stanford University
Associate Professor, Pathology, Stanford University

Publications (since 2010)

  1. Riegler, J., Ebert, A., Qin, X., Shen, Q., Wang, M., Ameen, M., Kodo, K., Ong, S. G., Lee, W. H., Lee, G., Neofytou, E., Gold, J. D., Connolly, A. J. and Wu, J. C. (2016). Comparison of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Serum Biomarkers for Detection of Human Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Teratomas. Stem Cell Reports 6(2): 176-187.
  2. Nanda, V., Downing, K. P., Ye, J., Xiao, S., Kojima, Y., Spin, J. M., DiRenzo, D., Nead, K. T., Connolly, A. J., Dandona, S., Perisic, L., Hedin, U., Maegdefessel, L., Dalman, J., Guo, L., Zhao, X., Kolodgie, F. D., Virmani, R., Davis, H. R., Jr. and Leeper, N. J. (2016). CDKN2B Regulates TGFbeta Signaling and Smooth Muscle Cell Investment of Hypoxic Neovessels. Circ Res 118(2): 230-240.
  3. Siehr, S. L., Maeda, K., Connolly, A. A., Tacy, T. A., Reddy, V. M., Hanley, F. L., Perry, S. B. and Wright, G. E. (2016). Mitral Stenosis and Aortic Atresia--A Risk Factor for Mortality After the Modified Norwood Operation in Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. Ann Thorac Surg 101(1): 162-167.
  4. Riegler, J., Tiburcy, M., Ebert, A., Tzatzalos, E., Raaz, U., Abilez, O. J., Shen, Q., Kooreman, N. G., Neofytou, E., Chen, V. C., Wang, M., Meyer, T., Tsao, P. S., Connolly, A. J., Couture, L. A., Gold, J. D., Zimmermann, W. H. and Wu, J. C. (2015). Human Engineered Heart Muscles Engraft and Survive Long Term in a Rodent Myocardial Infarction Model. Circ Res 117(8): 720-730.
  5. Brunner, N. W., Zamanian, R. T., Ikeno, F., Mitsutake, Y., Connolly, A. J., Shuffle, E., Yuan, K., Orcholski, M., Lyons, J. and de Jesus Perez, V. A. (2015). Optical Coherence Tomography of Pulmonary Arterial Walls in Humans and Pigs (Sus scrofa domesticus). Comp Med 65(3): 217-224.
  6. Emrich, F. C., Okamura, H., Dalal, A. R., Penov, K., Merk, D. R., Raaz, U., Hennigs, J. K., Chin, J. T., Miller, M. O., Pedroza, A. J., Craig, J. K., Koyano, T. K., Blankenberg, F. G., Connolly, A. J., Mohr, F. W., Alvira, C. M., Rabinovitch, M. and Fischbein, M. P. (2015). Enhanced caspase activity contributes to aortic wall remodeling and early aneurysm development in a murine model of Marfan syndrome. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 35(1): 146-154.
  7. Rinkevich, Y., Montoro, D. T., Muhonen, E., Walmsley, G. G., Lo, D., Hasegawa, M., Januszyk, M., Connolly, A. J., Weissman, I. L. and Longaker, M. T. (2014). Clonal analysis reveals nerve-dependent and independent roles on mammalian hind limb tissue maintenance and regeneration. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 111(27): 9846-9851.
  8. Okamura, H., Pisani, L. J., Dalal, A. R., Emrich, F., Dake, B. A., Arakawa, M., Onthank, D. C., Cesati, R. R., Robinson, S. P., Milanesi, M., Kotek, G., Smit, H., Connolly, A. J., Adachi, H., McConnell, M. V. and Fischbein, M. P. (2014). Assessment of elastin deficit in a Marfan mouse aneurysm model using an elastin-specific magnetic resonance imaging contrast agent. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 7(4): 690-696.
  9. Caswell, D. R., Chuang, C. H., Yang, D., Chiou, S. H., Cheemalavagu, S., Kim-Kiselak, C., Connolly, A. and Winslow, M. M. (2014). Obligate progression precedes lung adenocarcinoma dissemination. Cancer Discov 4(7): 781-789.
  10. Yamada, R., Turcott, R. G., Connolly, A. J., Ikeno, F., McConnell, M. V., Schnittger, I., Fitzgerald, P. J. and Honda, Y. (2014). Histological characteristics of myocardial bridge with an ultrasonic echolucent band. Comparison between intravascular ultrasound and histology. Circ J 78(2): 502-504.
  11. May, L., Hanley, F. L., Connolly, A. J. and Reddy, S. (2013). Atherosclerosis causing recurrent catastrophic aortopulmonary shunt dehiscence in a patient with Alagille syndrome. Pediatr Cardiol 34(8): 1945-1948.
  12. Levi, B., Hyun, J. S., Montoro, D. T., Lo, D. D., Chan, C. K., Hu, S., Sun, N., Lee, M., Grova, M., Connolly, A. J., Wu, J. C., Gurtner, G. C., Weissman, I. L., Wan, D. C. and Longaker, M. T. (2012). In vivo directed differentiation of pluripotent stem cells for skeletal regeneration. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109(50): 20379-20384.
  13. Lo, D. D., Mackanos, M. A., Chung, M. T., Hyun, J. S., Montoro, D. T., Grova, M., Liu, C., Wang, J., Palanker, D., Connolly, A. J., Longaker, M. T., Contag, C. H. and Wan, D. C. (2012). Femtosecond plasma mediated laser ablation has advantages over mechanical osteotomy of cranial bone. Lasers Surg Med 44(10): 805-814.
  14. Gu, M., Nguyen, P. K., Lee, A. S., Xu, D., Hu, S., Plews, J. R., Han, L., Huber, B. C., Lee, W. H., Gong, Y., de Almeida, P. E., Lyons, J., Ikeno, F., Pacharinsak, C., Connolly, A. J., Gambhir, S. S., Robbins, R. C., Longaker, M. T. and Wu, J. C. (2012). Microfluidic single-cell analysis shows that porcine induced pluripotent stem cell-derived endothelial cells improve myocardial function by paracrine activation. Circ Res 111(7): 882-893.
  15. Piccione, E. C., Lieu, T. J., Gentile, C. F., Williams, T. R., Connolly, A. J., Godwin, A. K., Koong, A. C. and Wong, A. J. (2012). A novel epidermal growth factor receptor variant lacking multiple domains directly activates transcription and is overexpressed in tumors. Oncogene 31(24): 2953-2967.
  16. Zhao, M., Fajardo, G., Urashima, T., Spin, J. M., Poorfarahani, S., Rajagopalan, V., Huynh, D., Connolly, A., Quertermous, T. and Bernstein, D. (2011). Cardiac pressure overload hypertrophy is differentially regulated by beta-adrenergic receptor subtypes. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 301(4): H1461-1470.
  17. Hiona, A., Lee, A. S., Nagendran, J., Xie, X., Connolly, A. J., Robbins, R. C. and Wu, J. C. (2011). Pretreatment with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor improves doxorubicin-induced cardiomyopathy via preservation of mitochondrial function. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 142(2): 396-403 e393.
  18. Goergen, C. J., Azuma, J., Barr, K. N., Magdefessel, L., Kallop, D. Y., Gogineni, A., Grewall, A., Weimer, R. M., Connolly, A. J., Dalman, R. L., Taylor, C. A., Tsao, P. S. and Greve, J. M. (2011). Influences of aortic motion and curvature on vessel expansion in murine experimental aneurysms. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 31(2): 270-279.
  19. Goergen, C. J., Barr, K. N., Huynh, D. T., Eastham-Anderson, J. R., Choi, G., Hedehus, M., Dalman, R. L., Connolly, A. J., Taylor, C. A., Tsao, P. S. and Greve, J. M. (2010). In vivo quantification of murine aortic cyclic strain, motion, and curvature: implications for abdominal aortic aneurysm growth. J Magn Reson Imaging 32(4): 847-858.
  20. Itoh, S., Nakae, S., Velotta, J. B., Kosuge, H., Connolly, A., Tsai, M., Adachi, H., Galli, S. J., Robbins, R. C. and Fischbein, M. P. (2010). The role of recipient mast cells in acute and chronic cardiac allograft rejection in C57BL/6-KitW-sh/W-sh mice. J Heart Lung Transplant 29(4): 401-409.
Protocols by Andrew Connolly
  1. Denervation of Mouse Lower Hind Limb by Sciatic and Femoral Nerve Transection