Amir was born in Iran where he obtained his master’s degree in biotechnology from the University of Tehran. For his master thesis, he worked with Prof. Elahe Elahi to consider how Glaucoma-related genes expression is regulated by ocular microRNAs. Amir was introduced to concept of systems biology when he joined School of Biological Sciences at IPM. He followed up this first experience by visiting the group of Prof. Jens Nielsen to be involved in a project entitled systems biology of secretory machinery. There, he was focused on GTPase superfamily especially Rab GTPase and also worked on the HCSD (the human cancer secretome database) project.
In the Aebersold group, he will be involved in the investigation of multidrug-resistant (MDR) strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) in the context of a larger Swiss consortium namely TbX.
- Feizi, A., Banaei-Esfahani, A., and Nielsen, J. (2015) HCSD: the human cancer secretome database. Database (Oxford). 2015
- Falahzadeh, K., Banaei-Esfahani, A., and Shahhoseini, M. (2015) The potential roles of actin in the nucleus. Cell J. 17, 7–14
- Banaei-Esfahani, A., Moazzeni, H., Nosar, P. N., Amin, S., Arefian, E., Soleimani, M., Yazdani, S., and Elahi, E. (2015) MicroRNAs that target RGS5. Iran. J. Basic Med. Sci. 18, 108–14