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Dr. Hassan Azari

Assistant Professor
Shiraz University of Medical Sciences
Karym Khane Zand Street

Brief Biography:

Hassan Azari, MSc, PhD, received his master in Anatomy in 2001 from Tarbiat Modarres University, Tehran, Iran and his doctorate degree in 2007 from the Medical University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran. He did his PhD thesis work at the Queensland Brain Institute of the University Queensland, Australia, where he was working on developing a new technology for enrichment of neuronal progenitors from adult neural stem cells. He started his career as an Assistant Professor of Anatomy in Shiraz University of Medical Sciences in 2007. He joined Professor Brent Reynolds lab at the university of Florida in 2009 as a postdoctoral associate.

Dr. Azari's research focuses on development of new technologies for purification and enrichment of defined cell populations from renewable source of stem cells. The goal of his studies is to devise efficient cell therapeutic approaches for neurological diseases such as stroke and spinal cord injuries. He is also interested in cancer stem cells biology.


Academic positions:

2007- Present         Assistant Professor and Academic Member of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences (SUMS) – Shiraz- Iran

2009-Present            Post-doctorate research associate- Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Florida



Research interests:

  1. Neural Stem Cells Biology
  2. Cancer Stem cell Biology
  3. Embryonic and Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Biology (Neural differentiation)
  4. Cell Replacement Therapy of Neurological Diseases
  5. Development of new technologies for neural cell selection and Isolation

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