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Department of Pathology


Mohsen is a postdoctoral research associate at the Artavanis-Tsakonas and Blagborough Labs. 

"With a background rooted in basic biology, I earned my Bachelor's degree in Plant Biology and Master's degree in Cellular and Developmental Biology in Iran, followed by a PhD in Biotechnology from the University of Verona, Italy.

My research in Guardavaccaro's Lab ( focused on cell signalling, specifically the ubiquitin-proteasome system in cancer development. This led to the identification of three novel E3 ligases pivotal in cancer pathogenesis.

As a postdoctoral researcher at the Artavanis-Tsakonas Lab and Blagborough Lab, I'm immersed in an exciting project investigating the molecular mechanisms of malaria parasite development and transmission. My research targets the Skp1-CUL1-Fbx (SCF) complex, a subgroup of Cullin- RING ubiquitin E3 ligases, in Plasmodium falciparum parasites, aiming to disrupt sexual differentiation and transmission, potentially paving the way for novel transmission-blocking antimalarial drugs.

Beyond my primary research, my passion for evolutionary biology, nurtured since adolescence, continues to grow. Exploring the molecular evolution of cell signalling adds a unique dimension to my scientific pursuits. It's particularly inspiring to work just steps away from where Darwin once thought about biology's mysteries, connecting me deeply to the fascinating world of science."

Postdoctoral Research Associate
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