Hometown: Oklahoma City, OK
Education: PhD, Neuroscience, Iowa State University; Postdoc, Molecular Parasitology, McGill: University Fellow, Quantitative Genetics, Northwestern University
Lab website: www.zamanianlab.org
Languages: English, Farsi
Our laboratory is focused on Neglected Tropical Diseases. The central ambition of our work is to combine advanced molecular biology, genetics, and computational approaches to make discoveries that improve our understanding of parasite biology and our ability to treat parasitic infections.
What is your passion? I am passionate about our scientific goals and excited by the challenge of working towards those goals. I am interested in how science and policy-making can equitably improve lives and ecosystems. I am committed to the idea that the practice of science should be an inclusive and widely accessible means to both scientific discovery and self-discovery.
What do you like to do when you’re away from work? Soccer, Speed Chess, Climbing