MSc, PhD, FHEA
Postdoctoral Research Associate
I work with Foster's lab at Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences (NDCN) and Buchan’s lab at Radcliffe Department of Medicine to unravel the effect of circadian rhythm on stroke-induced brain injury, in a trans-Atlantic collaborative project supported by Leducq foundation.
I was a veterinarian in my home country, Iran, before moving to Sweden to start my science journey. I obtained a master’s degree in Infection Biology from Uppsala University and completed my PhD in Medical Sciences from University of Gothenburg (Mallard's lab) in 2017. During my PhD, I investigated how infection/ inflammation affects the developing brain and exacerbates the hypoxic-ischemic brain injury. After receiving an international postdoc grant from Swedish Research Council, I moved to MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit (Murphy's & Krieg's lab) at University of Cambridge, where we were able to identify mitochondrial succinate metabolism as a potential therapeutic target in ischemic stroke.