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I graduated from Sharif University of Technology (Tehran, Iran) with an Honours BSc degree in Applied Chemistry and continued my studies in Saga University (Saga, Japan), where I received my MSc (1992) and PhD (1995) degrees in Biological and Biophysical Chemistry.
After graduation, I worked as a lecturer in biochemistry in Saga University, pursued my research as a postdoctoral fellow in the University of Alberta, and taught organic chemistry and biochemistry at Brandon University as an assistant professor.
I joined Laurier in July 2001 as an assistant professor.
My research interests are concentrated on 2 main areas:
A combination of chemical, biochemical and biophysical techniques such as peptide synthesis, recombinant protein expression, fluorescence and circular dichroism spectroscopy, isothermal titration calorimetry, and patch clamp are used for these studies.
Currently, I have research assistantship opportunities for graduate students interested in a deeper understanding of the molecular aspects of life processes, with focus on the structure and function of membrane proteins, as well as de novo design and mechanisms of biological activity of antimicrobial and antioxidant peptides.
Please contact me for more detailed information.
CH250 Bio-organic Chemistry (Introductory Biochemistry)
CH327 Bioinorganic Chemistry
CH332 Biophysical Chemistry
CH350 Biochemistry I: Bioenergetics and Catabolic Pathways
CH354 Biochemistry II: Structure and interaction of Proteins and Nucleic Acids
CH432 Dynamic Chemistry of Life
CH456 Medicinal Chemistry
CH459 Biochemistry III: Membrane Transport, Signal Transduction and Anabolic Pathways
CH651 Advanced Biophysical Chemistry
CH652 Membrane Transport and Cellular Communication
T: 519.884.0710 x2284; Lab x2345
Office location: BA414
Languages spoken: English, Japanese, Persian
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