What is your current research interest?
Investigating the significance of microRNAs in the pathogenesis of AMD using two non-genetic AMD mouse models (induced by Sodium Iodide and light damage)
What is your favourite experiment?
Spatial transcriptomic analysis and IHC
What are your favourite hobbies outside of the lab?
walking and exercising, watching movies, reading, shopping, drawing, singing, dancing, and spending time with my friends
What is your favourite cuisine?
I have previously completed a Master of Biology-Genetics, at the University of Guilan, Iran. I worked on a project named ‘Analysis of MnSOD and VEGF genes in the patients with Diabetic Retinopathy’ as my master thesis. I completed a bachelor's degree in Biology-Animal Science at the same university. I have worked as a lecturer for undergraduates for about 6 years. My favorite research area is translational genomics and epigenomics.
Various transgenic and non-transgenic animal models of AMD have been generated that have been widely used as potential therapeutic evaluation platforms. My research in the CVR focuses on two types of AMD mouse models (induced by Sodium Iodate and light damage) and aims to uncover the significance of microRNAs in the pathogenesis of AMD. It may pave the way for novel therapeutics and treatment strategies for retinal disorders.