About me

Academic Rank: MD, MPH, PhD

Current Position: Assistant Professor of Clinical Immunology

Division of Clinical Immunology at the Department of Biosciences and Nutrition, Karolinska Institutet

Leadership member of KI Junior Faculty  at Karolinska Institutet

Steering Committee of Junior Faculty at Karolinska Institutet, Equality Focus Group

Address: Department of Biosciences and Nutrition,  NEO at Campus Flemingsberg, Karolinska Institutet, SE-14157 Stockholm, Sweden 

Research Center for Immunodeficiencies, Pediatrics Center of Excellence, Children's Medical Center Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences

Address: 62 Qarib St, Keshavarz Blvd, Tehran 14194, Iran

Research description

The goal of our clinical research is to investigate the pathogenesis of primary antibody deficiency and the immune pathways involved that may help physicians and immunologist to understand genes with currently unknown functions aiding in deciding the therapeutic approach for the patients. Molecular diagnosis will also help all family members of patient by using carrier detection, and pre-implantation testing in conjunction with in vitro fertilization. Moreover, genetic analysis is required for confirmation of diagnosis and establishment of the inheritance pattern. This information is not only a guide for a decision on abortion, but it could be used for long term planning, such as bone marrow transplantation of the infant at birth. The result of this genetic testing could include screening for newborns in selected families or ethnic groups.

Teaching portfolio

SUBJECT AREA COMPETENCE AND CURRENT TEACHING ACTIVITY

Basic immunology and clinical immunology

Philosophy of sciences

Management of disease and health care organizations

Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

Methods of research, epidemiology, advanced statistic

National registry handling 

 

TEACHING IN NURSING AND MEDICINE AND FOR HEALTHCARE PRACTITIONERS

Approach to recurrent infections

Pediatric and adult primary immunodeficiency disorders 

Intravenous and subcutaneous immunoglobulin replacement therapy

Family communication and genetic counseling

 

ALUMNI

Main-supervisor (Fatemeh Akbari, MD, TUMS) (Saleh Ghyasi, MD, TUMS) (Ghazal Sadri, MD, TUMS) (Bamdad Sadeqi, MD, TUMS) (Daan van Beek, MSc, KI) (Jelena Tolic, BSc, KI) (Agnes Vyöni, BSc, KI) (Sude Tınaz, Erasmus BSc, KI) (Mohammad Biglari, PhD, TUMS) (Na Lu, PhD internship, KI) (Henrik Lindström, BSc, KI) (Shifan Ding, MSc, Wageningen University).

Co-supervisor (Babak Mirminachi, MD, TUMS) (Bobak Moazzemi, MD, TUMS) (Mohammadreza Shaghaghi, MD, TUMS) (Mohsen Afarideh, MD, TUMS) (Alireza Ghajar, MD, TUMS) (Shervin Shahinpour, MD, TUMS) (Parisa Amirifar, PhD, TUMS) (Zahra Hamidi, MSc, TUMS) (Fathemeh Babaha, MSc, TUMS) (Tannaz Moeinishad, MSc, TUMS) (Fereshteh Salami, MSc, TUMS) (Samaneh Delavari, MSc, TUMS) (Gholamreza Azizi, PhD, TUMS) (Yaser Bagheri, PhD, TUMS) (Farzaneh Tofighi, PhD, TUMS)  (Davud Amirkasahani, Paediatric specialists, TUMS) (Alireza Allahverdi, Paediatric specialists, TUMS) (Mahmoud Tavassoli, Paediatric specialists, TUMS) (Behzad Gharib, Paediatric specialists, TUMS) (Habib Soheili, Clinical Immunologist subspecialists, TUMS) (Mahmoud Tavassoli, Clinical Immunologist subspecialists, TUMS) (Saeed Bazregari, Clinical Immunologist subspecialists, TUMS).

Education

2000-2003: Mathematic Diploma, Mofid High School, Tehran, Iran

2003-2004: Biology &Experimental Science Diploma, Sama High School, Tehran, Iran

2004-2012: Doctor of Medicine (MD), School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2008-2012: Master of Public Health (MPH), School of Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2012-2013: Master of Philosophy (MPhil), Research accessory of Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2012-2015: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) of Immunogenetics, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2014-2018: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) of Clinical Immunology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

2018-2020: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Immunology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Academic honours, awards and prizes

2009: Distinctive Young Researcher, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2012:  Distinctive Research for MD-MPH thesis in the 13th Avicenna Festivals, Tehran, Iran

2012: The 3rd Rank of the Best Article in Basic Sciences in the Festival of National Academy of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2013:  Distinctive Elite Medical Doctoral Student (MD) of Iran, Tehran, Iran  

2013:  Paramount Young Scientists of the country in Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2014:  The 1st Rank of the Best Researcher and Best comprehensive student in the first student Avicenna festival, Tehran, Iran

2014:  The 1st Rank of the National Best Young Researcher in the Razi Research Festival, Tehran, Iran

2015:  Distinctive Elite PhD doctoral student of Iran, Tehran, Iran

2016: Best graduate student in the first commencement of PhD by research in Iran, Tehran, Iran 

2018: Top 10 PhD thesis in the history of Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

2019: Designation as a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Tehran University of Medical Sciences in the field of Primary Immunodeficiency

2020: Team leader of immunogenetics and immunotherapy, Division of Clinical Immunology at the Department of  Laboratory Medicine, Karolinska Institutet

2019-now: Top three clinical immunologists of Sweden, Essential Science Indicators (ESI, https://clarivate.com)

2015-now: First decentile of both Karolinska Institutet (KI) and Stockholms läns landsting (SLL) regarding “number of citations”, based on bibliometrics.ki.se analysis 

2015-now: First decentile of both Karolinska Institutet (KI) and Stockholms läns landsting (SLL) regarding “aggregated journal impact factors” based on bibliometrics.ki.se analysis 

2015-now: First decentile of both Karolinska Institutet (KI) and Stockholms läns landsting (SLL) regarding “number of publications” based on bibliometrics.ki.se analysis

2016-now: First decentile of both Karolinska Institutet (KI) and Stockholms läns landsting (SLL) regarding “world’s most highly cited publications (count top 5%)” based on bibliometrics.ki.se analysis

2020-now: First decentile of both Karolinska Institutet (KI) and Stockholms läns landsting (SLL) regarding “average journal impact for top publications” based on bibliometrics.ki.se analysis

2020-now: First decentile of both Karolinska Institutet (KI) and Stockholms läns landsting (SLL) regarding “citation average for top publications” based on bibliometrics.ki.se analysis

2020-now: Ranked among the top World Experts in the following medical topics based on Expertscape: Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases,  Common Variable ImmunodeficiencyDysgammaglobulinemiaAgammaglobulinemia, Hyper-IgM ImmunodeficiencyIgA DeficiencySevere Combined ImmunodeficiencyDNA Repair-DeficiencyImmunologic SyndromesLymphoproliferative DisordersIntravenous ImmunoglobulinsInborn Genetic DiseasesAtaxia Telangiectasia.

2018-now: Honored as 1% highly cited scientific researchers in the field of Immunology, Essential Science Indicators (ESI, https://clarivate.com)

 

GRANTS

International Congress of Immunology (2010), European Society for Immunodeficiencies (2012), Primär immunbrist organisationen (PIO, 2014), Karolinska University Hospital Huddinge (2017), European Society of Human Genetics Conference (ESHG, 2017), Alex and Eva Wallström Foundation (2017), Ruth and Richard Julin Foundation (2017), ìShizu Matsumuraîs Donation (2017), Marcus Borgströms Foundation (2018), Jonas Söderquist scholarship (2018), Åke Wibergs stiftelse (2019) KI Research Foundation Grants 2020-2021 (2020) Jeffrey Modell Diagnostic and Research Center (2020) 

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