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Selected Publications

Zaman R, Epelman S. Resident cardiac macrophages: Heterogeneity and function in health and disease. Immunity. 2022 Sep 13;55(9):1549-1563

Wong A, Hamidzada H, Epelman S. A cardioimmunologist's toolkit: genetic tools to dissect immune cells in cardiac disease. Nat Rev Cardiol. 2022 Jun; 19(6):395-413


Dick SA*, Wong A*, Hamidzada H*, Nejat S*, Nechanitzky R*, Vohra S, Mueller B, Zaman R, Kantores C, Aronoff L, Momen A, Nechanitzky D, Li WY, Ramachandran P, Crome SQ, Becher B, Cybulsky MI, Billia F, Keshavjee S, Mital S, Robbins CS, Mak TW, Epelman S. Three tissue resident macrophage subsets coexist across organs with conserved origins and life cycles. Sci Immunol. 2022 Jan 7;7(67):eabf7777


Hamidzada H, Epelman S. Rel-driven monocyte-derived macrophages push the pressured heart over the edge.
Cardiovasc Res. 2021 Dec 25:cvab374.


Wong A, Epelman S. (2021). Tissue-Reparative Benefits of MST1/2 Inhibition: Separating the Wheat From the Chaff. Circ Res.129(10): 927-929


Zaman R, Hamidzada H, Kantores C, Wong A, Dick SA, Wang Y, Momen A, Aronoff L, Lin J, Razani B, Mital S, Billia F, Lavine KJ, Nejat S, Epelman S. (2021). Selective loss of resident macrophage-derived insulin-like growth factor-1 abolishes adaptive cardiac growth to stress. Immunity, S1074-7613(21)00292-2. 

Zaman, R., Hamidzada, H., & Epelman, S. (2021). Exploring cardiac macrophage heterogeneity in the healthy and diseased myocardium. Current Opinion in Immunology, 68, 54-63.


Dick, S. A., Macklin, J. A., Nejat, S., Momen, A., Clemente-Casares, X., Althagafi, M. G., ... & Epelman, S. (2019). Self-renewing resident cardiac macrophages limit adverse remodeling following myocardial infarction. Nature immunology, 20(1), 29-39.

Dick, S. A., Zaman, R., & Epelman, S. (2019). Using high-dimensional approaches to probe monocytes and macrophages in cardiovascular disease. Frontiers in immunology, 10.


Aronoff, L., Epelman, S., & Clemente-Casares, X. (2018). Isolation and identification of extravascular immune cells of the heart. JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments), (138), e58114.

Pascual-Gil, S., & Epelman, S. (2018) Monocyte-Derived Macrophages: The Missing Link in Organ Transplantation. Immunity, 49(5), 783-785.


Clemente-Casares, X., Hosseinzadeh, S., Barbu, I., Dick, S. A., Macklin, J. A., Wang, Y., ... & Epelman, S. (2017). A CD103+ conventional dendritic cell surveillance system prevents development of overt heart failure during subclinical viral myocarditis. Immunity, 47(5), 974-989.



Dick, S. A., & Epelman, S. (2016). Chronic heart failure and inflammation: what do we really know?. Circulation research, 119(1), 159-176.

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