PhD candidate, University of Toronto
Mohadeseh has studied in Teheran and London before moving to Toronto four years ago. She initially qualified for third-level education at the University of Teheran by achieving the 9th best ranking in the national entry competition of 500,000 Iranian high school graduates. During her Master’s degree at the University of Teheran in collaboration with the Institute of Neurology at University College London (UCL), UK, she has conducted a large-scale collaborative genetic screen for genes underlying inherited neurodegenerative diseases. She is currently a fifth year PhD student in the laboratory of Dr. Schmitt-Ulms at the Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases, University of Toronto.
In her PhD so far, she has established an intracellular signaling pathway that is critical for the programming of cells underlying certain phases of development and the formation of contacts between nerve cells. She has contributed to the publication of seven manuscripts, three of these are first-author contributions. Two additional first-author manuscripts are currently under review. She has further contributed to the publication of eight abstracts, presented her work on multiple occasions (internationally, nationally and locally) and taught and supervised multiple undergraduate and MSc students in both theoretical and practical aspects of neurodegenerative disease research.